Tokyo ESP #09 — Flashbacks! Flashbacks! Flashbacks!

September 5th, 2014

  

Are you kidding me, Japan?

Impressions:

What the ever loving hell was with the start? We pick up right where the previous episode left off, except apparently a few more people joined the villains over the week somehow, but then Girl Night Crawler gets sucked into an unrelated flashback. The OP plays and then… she gets sucked into another unrelated flashback. At this point, five minutes have passed before they even begin doing anything in the present. And so, having devoured the first quarter of the episode, Girl Nightcrawler disappears for the entirety of the little godawful unanimated thing they tried to pass off as an action scene and when she finally bothers showing up again, immediately disappears into a third goddamned flashback, where she had a flashback to the first flashback. And then almost immediately leaves.

I’m also unclear as to why exactly the bad guys suddenly decided to let her live. Because she apparently lost her fish power? They threw out the half-assed excuse of “She was dead so the fish left,” but apparently she just spontaneously got better. From death. I guess it’s probably the same answer as to why she didn’t phase through the floor while being strangled or even bother using her powers in any way during the fight, although that could be hard since it was almost entirely stills with speedlines. Or how Psychometry Girl can now use her martial arts powers without any limitations at all. I think the writers and director were having a little drinksie this week.

And then we had to have a flashback through all the terrible things of the episode to end it. Because apparently we’ve already forgotten them. Thanks for that and the sad piano.

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Sanjuro says:

    They couldn’t even afford sound effects for the punches. That fight looked like a bad school play.

  • algorithm says:

    The ability to burn half of the budget on the first episode. Aroduc only watch those. Those and the lone pit of mud in the middle of the desert apparently.