Katana Maidens #02 — Ice Cream and Sleepover

January 12th, 2018


I wish I could say that I'm surprised at the direction they decided to take the show.


Instead of ramping up the revenge plotline, or the rebels vs establishment, or the sword fighting, or the monster fighting, they go on a date. There is no sword fighting. Revenge is on hold. The rebels are having a slumber party and then going out for ice cream. There is one monster that they basically trip over and have to one shot, leading up to the dramatic confrontation of former friends, now torn apart by their allegiences. They could still salvage the episode with a knock-down, all-out, desperate fight, raising the stakes and shattering the bonds between them. So, of course, this confrontation is… one giving the other cookies and declaring their endless friendship.

So much for the hook at the end of the first episode, or any hope of this being an action show at all. We're taking the least ambitious choice at every opportunity. I guess we got all of that annoying fighting out of the way in the first episode and can now concentrate on the real focus, the power of friendship. It and a hundred thousand other shows. I can get friendship power anywhere. I'm drowning in goddamned friendship power. I can't swing a dead cat without hitting a dozen shows about nothing but the innocent friendship between two or more girls. Thanks, but unless someone's beheaded next week, this is the last we will speak of this waste of time.

Posted in Katana Maidens | 5 Comments »

5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • The Phantom says:

    This show just makes no fucking sense, what are they expecting to gain by running away and why is the other girl tagging along?

    PP says:

    They explain it at the end of the second episode, the girl running away wants to kill the boss chick because she saw she had a demon controlling her and the girl helping also saw that demon.
    Granted, there was 0 foreshadowing or anything so when the girl helping is just like “oh yeah, I saw the demon too” it just comes out of nowhere and the whole thing still feels random as fuck.

  • LUNI_TUNZ says:

    It feels like there were like four different ideas about what this should be, and they couldn’t pick one, so it’s all the things.

    Is it a revenge story? Is it a monster fighting story? Is it a slice-of-life? And the setting feels off, it feels like it should be more fuedal era, but it takes place in modern times.

  • PP says:

    >Thanks, but unless someone’s beheaded next week, this is the last we will speak of this waste of time.
    Well, wouldn’t be the first one I guess.

  • anise_punter says:

    at least they aren’t trying to shoehorn “but also they’re idols!” into it yet