March 29th, 2017
Somehow, that's possible.
Wise or not, I'm invoking Ghostbusters 2 here because that's what the dumbass 'climax' reminded me the most of. The difference being that when they held an impromptu concert and cheered on the giant slime creature(s), it didn't just beat the big boss itself while the protagonists stood on the sidelines cheering and take care of everything to an impomptu concert. Also, it was a remix of the inspirational R&B of Jackie Wilson instead of garbage bubblegum pop while a rogue maid-cop hauled away Janosz without the cast having any idea of it whatsoever. Convenient, that.
It's not like I expected much anyway, and it delivered just about that. It even sort of tried to do a Back to the Future ending, but instead of a Delorean, it's just an alien ship with Back to the Future's ending lines slapped in. So they can't even do those references right.
A poor excuse for a comedy that has the occasional moment of amusement in the background, but is less concerned with being funny as it is explaining and emulating. Not even really things that are particularly funny in and of themselves, just… otaku things. And often not otaku things too, like professional wrestling. Even if it does have a few decent visual gags here and there, mostly in the very early episodes and mostly from sheer weirdness, I'm not convinced they're not there by complete accident. Nor are the story and characters built enough to survive on that because it's not exploring them either. It's hard to even call it episodic when most episodes meander around aimlessly for half their bits.
I want to say that it's trying to do a little bit of everything, but it's really kind of not. Trying, that is. It goes through obligatory motions to pretend like there's romance, emotion, story, etc, but none of those things actually exist, same as the humor. It expects the audience to know absolutely nothing about anything so spends an arduous amount of time detailing everything, then forgets to actually include a punchline more of the time. At least it's colorful and sort of energetic when you get past all the exposition. I guess.