KIDDY GiRL-AND #24 — The Power of Contrivance

March 25th, 2010


Apparently it’s stronger than galactic bombs.

Just FYI, to stick it somewhere, I am aware of the LvB DVD bonus, but I really really wish I wasn’t. The physics are… mindboggling…


Credit where credit is due. This episode was amazing. Not that it was good, just that it was amazing in that anybody would have ever approved of any part of this. First Torch reveals that he’s not a huge fan of the whole mutual obliteration thing, so Tuxedo Mask tells Shade to kill him. Since Shade won’t, Tux ‘kills’ Torch and in return, Shade apparently permanently blinds Tuxedo Mask, completely emasculating him for the rest of the episode. That’s it. The big villain, master of time and space, psychopath extraordinaire… was completely defeated by being blinded.

From there, Eclair freezes Saphir the moment that she gets distracted, and that’s the last that we see of the other antagonist aside from her dropping into the galaxy bomb. Tuxedo Mask then turns into sparklies so that Ascouer can absorb his power (seriously… what?) and one final pair of lesbian power kisses later, the world is saved. Oh right, and Rubis took a full space transport engine blast to let all the nobles escape. I’m sure one of the more obsessed Kiddy Grade fans can tell me who the hell Mii was supposed to be, because I don’t remember him at all. Given the way that they just dropped him in to do… nothing… I don’t really want to spare it a second thought either. Then we cut ahead and everybody is fine again. Rubis has a broken leg, Torch and Shade are having a gay ol’ picnic together, and the five masters of space and time are back to working as clumsy waitresses. Tee. Hee. Hee.

Final Thoughts:

Well, the first half of this show was… decent enough. The early parody filled episodes and the… yaoi cafe… were all a lot of fun. Even beyond that, the action was solid, it was well animated, and there was the hope that even though it was a rehash, the whole nobles thing would actually grow into something. Instead, once they decided to get to the story they wanted to tell, everybody’s power suddenly changed to "I can make things stop moving," the plot was flushed right down the crapper, and amnesia became the plot mechanic du jour with kissing as the deus ex machina that got them out of every single damned crisis. Hell, I can’t even remember the last time Ascouer used her little light saber. Did they just get tired of it?

So to wrap up, a fun start that just becomes progressively stupider and stupider (and that’s saying a lot for a show with an episode begging a little girl to drink his man milk) and less well produced until the ending is the villain turning into sparklies for no explainable reason. I wonder if all the production chaos that surrounded this one are the cause of the disaster that this turned into, but we’ll probably never know. It certainly didn’t do Kiddy Grade any favors at any rate. Some of the early comic episodes are great, but after that… steer clear. Steer far clear.

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11 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • DmonHiro says:

    I’m going to ask again: WHAT WHAT THE POINT OF DIA AND TAMA??? Didn’t they make a whole mystery about her, and how she was never outside….what the fuck happened to that? And why did she go Super Saiyan?

  • Nanaya says:

    This is what happens when you give the writing staff an unlimited supply of boxed wine to motivate them.

  • Jack Damn says:

    LOL @Nanaya.

  • sage says:

    Not even Eclair’s breasts could save this show… *sigh*

  • kiryuu says:

    Think I agree with comment someone made a few weeks ago.. they should’ve stuck with what was in the works 2 or 3 years ago ~_~

    instead it feels like this was just thrown out there for the sake of having a sequel.

  • Shiroi Hane says:

    I have no idea who Mi nourose is supposed to be. Since Éclair seemed to know him the best guess I can come up with is Dyne from the Reverse manga, since he is the only solo male ES-member I can think of.
    (bottom face on the rear cover)

  • Ascouers_4l1as says:

    You guys mean you really don’t know who Mi Nourose is?!
    Remember the Touch & Go cafe? That manly looking lady dropped her hair on the floor and we didn’t see her after that… Mi Nourose!

  • taka says:

    As traumatizing as this thought is, I think Mi Nourose is supposed to be a male version of Eclipse. see:

  • Ascouers_4l1as says:

    Oh god – I think you might just be right taka *shivers*

  • Prokonsul Piotrus says:

    Amusingly enough, I was really annoyed with the first half of the series. The second one was better, although there was a decent enough amount of annoying elements (disregard for physics, mixing / retconning powers) to keep it from being really good.

    It wasn’t a terrible show. But no, it hardly does justice to the original series :(