Love is Hard for Otakus #01 — So Is Animation, Apparently

April 11th, 2018

 

Not that anybody should expect any kind of budget from a noitaminA 'comedy.'

I'm not exactly sure where this came from. Terrestrial broadcast of it begins tomorrow. But hey, here it is, so let's get it out of the way.

Impressions:

The sarcasm quote marks are very necessary. That first shocked reaction face in the thumbnails above? You know what the joke there is? She noticed that the woman she met has large breasts. Not even that they bounced, or that she's showing off her cleavage or anything. Just a horrified bit of shock and the declaration "Her breasts are big!" That's the kind of joke you should be expecting from this show. And even that came only after many minutes of particularly poorly animated waking up and running. Seriously here. I want to see the animators try to run like they animated her doing, either the leaping-yet-not-moving leg only shots, or the rocking-back-and-forth-in-a-skirt shots.

And yet, things would go downhill from there because it then introduced the male lead and supposed romantic interest. His gimmick is that he has no personality whatsoever. Talking to him is like talking to a brick. He has no opinions about anything. He is a sack of potatoes against whom the manic female lead can rant and rave out loud when it gets tired of having her rant and rave in her head. At least, unlike the OP and title of the damn thing, the episode had no overtures of romance whatsoever unless you count the sack of potatoes or the shrieking banshee asking each other if they ever found a boy/girlfriend. But that just means that things are going to get even worse in the future. Great.

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