Matoi the Mary Sue #11 — Daddy Daughter Angst-off

December 13th, 2016

"I care the most about you!" "No, I care the most about you!"

Impressions:

If you were hoping that 'terse' standoff that was the cliffhanger last week would lead to something other than a third of the goddamned episode being him standing there and either flashing back or listening to blithering exposition about destiny, and how Matoi's the chosenest of the chosen ones, just like the last chosenest one, her mom, then tough kibble, jackasses. You get dad and daughter clenching their fists and in tears over the depth of their emotions for each other, each too afraid to show them because they've got to be strong. Which would be one thing if at any point Matoi had been in any real danger or threatened by anything, or if anything was really at stake, but let us all remember that the gravest threat to anybody so far in this show has been getting trapped in a room and very, very slowly freezing to death. Except for Matoi in that scenario, because she was perfectly fine. So the greatest threat to her to date has been random surprise nudity. At least Jubei-chan had the hilarious godawful bit of the father deciding to treat his daughter's fever by jumping in the bath, and then running into the room and laying on top of her repeatedly. Ten times worse in every way, and yet still better than this sack of absolute nothing.

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  • anise_punter says:

    They haven’t even played random surprise nudity for laughs in like seven episodes either.

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  • anise_punter says:

    On a more serious note, nothing ever really felt at stake in this show after Clown Guy got beat in episode 4 – even now “oh by the way the world is gonna be destroyed and Matoi might have to sacrifice herself” carries very little emotional weight.

    With the ending song (which I will admit to liking, fight me) playing over part of the episode you’d think they were going to face some sort of antagonistic final boss character, but there’s really just… nothing.

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