Cavalry of the Failed Knight #07 — ‘Scuse Me While I Motorboat You

November 14th, 2015

 

That was somehow one of the least drawn out moments this week.

Impressions:

Once again, so much of this episode strikes me as simply really poorly thought out and in bad need of a 10 year old to point out the problems in the writing. From the start being her deciding to off herself rather than deal with any of it, all the way through the weird fight where about twice as much time was spent by the entire goddamned cast having to explain what was going on since they did a horrendous job of actually showing it and lengthened further by the protagonist half-assing it until he remembered he has more than that one power, whereupon he immediately wins. As formulas go, this one blows goats. Like I said for Anti-Magic Academy, you can't keep doing this over and over again. Either with the attempted fake suicide at the first sign of non-flashback struggle, or with his victory immediately upon actually trying. He simply stood around for the sake of letting them explain her super clever power of basically leaving invisible slashes sitting around, mostly via her and everyone else announcing it for the audience, along with how cool he was when he apparently dodged them.

So to sum this episode up… What? A school-sponsored fight between an expert fighter who spent almost the entire thing standing there and getting hit and someone who needed to be taught the basics of fighting by him as of a day or two ago. This was tainted by original sin even before the around 6 minutes of cutting away to the audience and flashbacks. Why? Because the writers said so. What's at stake? I don't know. Honor, I guess? Not being a supposed disappointment to hospitalized old men because you're insecure? I would say that I know you can do better than this, Japan, but lately, I'm really starting to wonder.

     

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8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • algorithm says:

    You still have what? 6-7 weeks to drop it before your brain cells are dead for good? At least the endcards made it not a complete waste of time.

  • Opulent Rag says:

    Dude, that’s why anyone watches shit like this anymore, the mid and end card cheesecake shots. You’d think they’d just made an artbook already with the sparse amounts of story progression we get every episode of this and anti-mage academy.

  • Sanjuro says:

    Was it attempted fake suicide?

  • XK says:

    Yes. I suspect from recent inaccuracies in these and other plot summaries that our reviewer no longer cares. But given the goal of these reviews is to make anime sound stupid (granted, a somewhat easy task in many instances) and the reviewer sound clever as he trashes it, an easy way to do so is to simply “play dumb” about events on screen.

  • Aroduc says:

    Thanks, I try.

  • The Phantom says:

    Yep, a train wreck, I dont think anyone cares about this show anymore, the only thing that keep me going was the OP which I kinda liked it, rest is not even worth mentioning.

  • XK says:

    We appreciate it. Of all the anime review sites, this one has personality. Also, the season previews are gold.

  • XK says:

    The ED is better.