The Very Lovely Tyrant of Love #01 — LOUD NOISES! YELLING! TRUMPETS!

April 6th, 2017

If you can't dazzle them with brilliance…


Well, if you can't be funny, you can at least fake it, right? At least this gives off the impression that it's trying. It blasts through exposition and 'gags' like they're going out of style, skipping such things like having the teenager explain that he attends high school and just wants a regular life. Which is probably for the best considering that a lot of the jokes are "AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!?" "WHAAAAAAA!?" and "AAAAAAAGHHHH!" Probably the best gag in the whole thing is the human-faced cat, and even that's more of a "make you feel so uncomfortable by its existence that all you can do is nervously laugh."

There are some remnants of something like Dokuro-chan to be found here, or I guess that zombie thing with the magic chainsaw for you young 'uns, but while that was genuinely off the rails and took to gory violence with a casual indifference, this just screams. A lot. So very very much screaming. A truly exhausting amount of screaming. I understand that's what passes for 'slapstick' in Japan, but hell if I could tell you why. And like the couple other things today, while it did make the correct decision to blow through events ridiculously fast to keep from the focus being on the sacky protagonist or obnoxious music, the actual content, the comedy, was just lots and lots of noise. Loud, yelly, painful noise.

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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • jgoi says:

    After the shit they pulled I’d love it if she forced mitch mcconnell and paul ryan to kiss.

  • anise_punter says:

    Shows like this, they’re always an 8+ or a 3 with nothing in between, and you can tell very early.

  • LUNI_TUNZ says:

    Do Japan’s copyright laws all of a sudden allow such blatant a rip-off/”Parody” of a different property? Sure, in America you can get away with an almost shot-for-shot remake as long as a goofy “joke” gets thrown in every 5 minutes (see: any seltzberg and friedman movie, or actually, don’t see them), but an entire plot revolving around a “Kiss Note” seems to fly to close to the Sun for Japan.

    I have nothing else to say about this show… it exists, I guess.

    Fluffums says:

    Given that the entirety of the similarity is “a notebook that forces a relationship” vs “a notebook that causes death”, there’s no copyright issue, and I’m not sure why you’d think there is enough similarity.

  • Neclord X says:

    Now, this was a genuinely fun show, it was like half season concentrated in one episode, to me it worked, I had laughs, I liked the characters (was nice to see the MC step up and just kiss the girl out of the blue) and found it quite funny. I just hope it doesn’t run out of steam

  • The Phantom says:

    I think some 5-minute-each-episode-shows look better than this, it looks really really bad.