Re:Zero #10 — Dog Days

June 5th, 2016

 

More like weeks, verging on months.

Impressions:

Oh, apparently he didn't die last week after all. Talk about a disappointment. And stacked upon that was spending the first 10% of the episode… two minutes and goddamned change, having him sit in bed while the stupid cat goes ahead and recaps/explains everything. Storytelling! Actually, that would be how nearly all of the episode went; Doofus stood there like a moron while idiots delivered exposition. What does it all boil down to? "Evil magic dogs are evil. Berserk demon maids are berserk." This is absolutely something that required nearly two whole episodes to cover. So… business as usual. Why allow the visuals or even a sentence or two to suffice when we can explain, over explain, over over explain, repeat, recap the repeat, and then over explain some more?

It wouldn't be until eighteen goddamned minutes into the episode that they actually got back to the dog. Not that it stopped the endless torrent of exposition. That continued on for another minute until unconsciousness finally took over and we could just do the "scream at them to come to their senses" thing. At least the budget they obviously didn't spend on the first 19 minutes of the episode went into murdering a bunch of dogs in honestly fairly decent fashion, but then they had to screw that up too with a ridiculous 45 seconds of slow mo to try to end the episode on one of its token cliffhangers. And even if they hadn't literally drawn that out for nearly a minute, the barely animated, going nowhere, absolute nothingness that comprised the tedious plodding affair that was the rest.

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12 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • elior1 says:

    rem is the most insane girl i ever seen in her demon mode

  • Sanjuro says:

    Needs more Beatrice.

    Aroduc says:

    She could be replaced by a pamphlet.

    Her secret magic identity probably is one anyway.

    gedata says:

    Makes sense I suppose.

    elior1 says:

    thanks god one more episode to suffer this arc

    Sanjuro says:

    A cute pamphlet though, with pop-up pictures.

  • The Phantom says:

    This has to be the most ridiculous antagonist ever:

    http://tenka.seiha.org/images2016/rez10/72.jpg

  • Anonymous says:

    This show tried to trick us but once you pull the mask of you discoverer that its actually Endless Eight

  • arknoir says:

    http://tenka.seiha.org/images2016/rez10/46.jpg

    hawk’s gone and summoned his inner ‘Shura no mon’ speedlines and all it did was swoop and miss the turd. What a let down! Mutsu enmei ryuu style is overrated.

    elior1 says:

    shura no mon what is that

  • arknoir says:

    sorry! I shouldn’t use obscure references too much. I’m old lol!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shura_no_Mon

    violent-ish martial arts manga and cool megadrive game. The fighting was fun and not over the top like baki, but the gimmick or unique selling point is when they go for a special move you get a cinematic close up of the person’s eyes with speedlines. Think there’s some chapters translated on those manga scan sites and there’s an anime of the prequel called shura no toki.Love me some Shura no mon game as well.

    there’s a youtube user who has subtitled the video of his playthrough of the Sega Medadrive version. think he’s called ‘9106Slow’.

    It all about the eyes!!!

    elior1 says:

    i wonder what all the hype for arc 3 even if most of the LN readers drop the novel at the first chapter of this third arc