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Tokyo ESP #03 — The Real Penguinbusters

July 25th, 2014

  

You’re dead, Egon. Stop chasing penguins.

I need to take some people to the airport tomorrow morning, so The Adventures of Eggbot will be a little delayed. 

Impressions:

Fairly lacking. The pieces were there, relatively standard but not obnoxious introduction to new character/penguin, people actually using their powers to play the hero, start planting the seeds for the mutant revolution or whatever, and then in the second half, bring in a set of yakuza making a power play with their newfound super powers, but I just wasn’t feeling it. I think it was mostly just how quickly and easily the protagonists were dispatched at the start of the second half, which is fine in itself, but then they spent the next ten minutes more or less hanging about and bitching about heroics, the one actual ‘fight’ happening completely off-screen. Then again, it could have also been Pyro hovering with his goofy flame hands and a gas can between his legs.

The plummeting animation budget also didn’t help. Maybe they were saving up the budget for the rescue next week, but I’m not hopeful. It was at its worst at the end, especially when Pyro boinged off a car hood. They could have really used some actual oomph there if they wanted to sell Azuma pushing the edge of the hero thing after his generic ravaged city past flashbacks in the room of bloody and batted thugs before kneecapping Pyro, but with the stills, boinging, and then comical spinning around to end it, the whole scene was a mess and it was hard to tell if that’s even what they were going for.

Posted in Tokyo ESP | 6 Comments »

6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Kadi says:

    THIS. IS. EDOGAWAAAAAAA! (-family)

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  • doomentio12 says:

    More cameos.

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  • algorithm says:

    Yep, budget is definitely dead and they’re likely going to keep rushing mad through the manga content until the end of the show. A fate shared with Tokyo Ghoul.

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  • Sanjuro says:

    When he bounced of the hood of that car I laughed.
    I can’t hate this when someone gets stabbed in the head with a penguin.
    The weirdest thing was that dude from 300 being a yakuza boss.

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    Sunshine says:

    Wait until you see the panda.

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  • FlameStrike says:

    That boing off the car was lol… although the rapid switch from “omg Azuma is going DARK HERO” serious into “LOL SPIN” so quickly didn’t work too well. Some shows can pull off switching from serious to funny well, but it didn’t quiet work this time.

    I wonder if they’ll clarify wheter or not Rink has enhanced physical abilities as part of her power too. It seems obvious from what we’ve been shown though. (She so easily kicked that car door to hell!)

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