Blend S #01 — Cat Balls

October 7th, 2017


There's… a lot to unpack in that image, yet I'm sure it's someone's fetish.


This did not start well. Girl startles other girl by making a scary face. That wasn't the joke. That was the setup. The joke was "You are making a scary face!" A minute later, she makes a scary face and startles a cat. The humor just flows without stop, doesn't it? Then she bumps into a pretty boy and sparkles appear everywhere. That would be about the first 15% of the episode summed up, and yet, also skips over the upskirt shot with giant cat balls. I do think that it got significantly stronger after the OP though. Doesn't change the utterly miserable first impression, but at least once it got to the (dumb) gimmick, things got quite a bit snappier. The jokes didn't really improve, but they came a little more often than one a minute.

I'm willing to give it points for a few attempts at things that maybe could be mistaken for jokes if one was drunk or high enough, as well as abandoning the already fairly tired gimmick of being cliche to futz around elsewhere. Or maybe it's just that it was animated, unlike the last thing, so I was primed well. Not many points, but it was varied and outside from the completely miserable opening sequence, jumped ship to something else right as whatever the current bit was was starting to grate. It would have been nice if it never grated at all, and they found some jokes, but I guess aside from all the upskirt shots, boob bounces, and cat balls, it's inoffensive enough, and at least trying to be funny, even if it's only gotten to the chapter on "stupid face in uncomfortable situation" in the book of jokes.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Sol says:

    Quite the budget on this one. They could even afford to give the cat proper balls.

  • The Phantom says:

    A silly shot about a stupi,,, cute teen acting stupi… I meant cute. Color me surprised,

  • kenuran says:

    This shows setup feels like some sort of amalgamation of “Working!” to me. Like the cook is basically Satou, the small girl is a testier Poplar and the manager is Takanashi and Souma put together. One of the later characters is probably gonna be sort Yamada expy.