Braves of the Seven Flowers #09 — Oh No! The Budget!

August 29th, 2015

  

Animating is hard work.

I glanced at where Crowdssu had decided to go since I was bored and this was especially late. After uniting the world (ie Japan) (~2-3 episodes ago where I quit things), the alien vomited up a bunch of monsters (this was the cliffhanger for last week) from having too many feelings, except that they weren’t monsters because they spent the entire episode doing good deeds and making people feel better, except that then they ate someone to make them one because they were monsters after all, which was the cliffhanger for this week. After 10 episodes, they finally have the grunt enemy of the season. Way to outsuck Symphogear’s Noise.

Impressions:

Like last week, it started out with a decent enough three to four minutes of action, and like last week, it then spent the remaining episode doing its absolute best to squander it instead of captializing on it and creating a little momentum. After about the five minute mark, the rest of the episode was right back to recapping and yet more theorycrafting, with flashbacks over the entire goddamned thing, so much so that about a third of the episode may as well have been a recap clips show because boy, did we strain the budget beating up a few goo monsters that collapse into puddles when you so much as sneeze in their direction.

It’s a good thing that they keep reminding us in 1-2 minute asides each episode that Bunny Girl and Angsty Knight exist though. I think we’re fast approaching a month since their little conversation started and is somehow still going on. And boy, are they a part of events too! I like the way that they… are off somewhere else, interacting with nobody, having the world’s longest chatsie. But at least she’s still flashing her tits around.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • DmonHiro says:

    In their defense, they are a very poor studio.

  • Thea says:

    Just to make sure: are they still on the first volume?

    DmonHiro says:

    Yes, and they won’t get out of it before the end.

    Aroduc says:

    It’s not like there haven’t been entire movies based on ~20 page children’s books, but they typically know to make stuff up to fill the extra space with some actual content.

    Paulo27 says:

    Problem is that they probably never wanted to get past volume 1 because it’s a good stopping point, so instead of doing a normal adaptation they are really going for that 1:1, it’s not like they are filling time for the sake of it (well, they are), this was all in the source.

    algorithm says:

    Umasou is the best.

  • Steiner783 says:

    In this show, lots of things happen, but none of them advance the plot