In/Spectre #01 — Fun With Dismemberment

January 13th, 2020


Lots of people losing limbs here.


This was kind of the opposite of the toilet boy thing; still an odd couple fighting supernatural gomers affair, but with less artistic flair and slightly more animation. It's also very very very talky. The whole thing is almost one long straight stream of consciousness from the lead. It manages it a little better than a lot of shows by her not being a sad sack who's tedious to listen to, not to mention her being relatively assertive and sharp, and I think that's largely what carried the episode. The 'action' that was shown off in the promotional stuff but almost non-existent in the episode itself sure didn't. A few moments here and there, and certainly better animated than most of these supernatural shows, but that's only because of the sheer number of Natsume knockoffs dragging the average into the pit.

It does begin pretty weirdly though, especially with the long aside about how great goats are. I also feel like it could and should have obscured that the dude is some kind of anathema to monsters. That would have made for a much better bait and switch reveal at the end than explaining the thing that they've been teasing the entire episode. I could see it working decently enough if they pick up the pace a bit now that the character intros and background exposition is out of the way, but I'm a firm believer in shows continuing to do what they've already done, so my expectations are a whole lot of talking and very little actual supernatural crime fighting to come in the future. Really curious where all the face kicking in the promos has gone too.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    Based on how true to the manga and novels this is keeping, expect the dialogue quota to skyrocket. And not the kind of dialogue that can easily be trimmed out since the conflicts are pretty often resolved by reasoning, rather than characters going out and doing stuff.

    Really doubt this will end well for you.

  • Ark noir says:

    He should of gone back and beat that kappa for ruining his relationship. He’s gonna go from that fine piece of adult ass to underdeveloped High school girl because kappa got shook.

  • jgoi says:

    The girl is appealing, the guy she wants in her panties isn’t. Sadly I know he doesn’t go away.

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