Ladies vs Butlers! #12 — Ass Stability

March 23rd, 2010


The physics are mindboggling.


Punie will always be the gold standard when it comes to cavalry battles. Anything less than all-out war is just insufficient, and this didn’t even come close. Plus, I question the wisdom of letting Shikikagami be in any position that requires stability. Although… this was the longest that she’s been upright in the show’s entire run. Apparently she does well when she has Selnia’s giant butt stuffed in her face. Now… how to harness that… Actually, I’d rather not think about it.

But of course, nothing was resolved and Hino remained completely ignorant that anybody woud ever desire him. Let’s be fair though, I have no idea why anybody would be after him either. Maybe he’s not an ignorant doofus. Maybe he’s so cognizent of how worthless he is that it has never even crossed his mind. No… that would be giving him entirely too much credit. I’m falling back to my "he’s secretly dating the stripping bishie" theory. I certainly could have done with maybe three fewer "I won’t lose" speeches this episode, the OP insert, or the entire cast crowding around Hino and berating him for giving both the tickets to the girls while he sat there and contributed "Hurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" to the conversation, but I really didn’t expect too much more at this point. I did have the brief hope that the two would kiss him together instead of slapping him at the end. It would still have been a huge cop out, but at least it would have been something.

Final thoughts below.


Final Thoughts:

Well, the successive episodes after that terrible first one were certainly better, but it still never grew to anything more than mindless T&A. There were a few chuckles here and there… mostly from the random bishie and his crotch lens flares… and I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I think Xebec really nailed making Selnia adorable, but that’s really the best thing that I can say for this one. Even the T&A didn’t really bother me that much. Given how much of it studios throw around anyway with blatant fog just to sell a few extra DVDs, I’m going to roll my eyes and ignore it regardless.

The show was a marked improvement over its spiritual predecessor Kanokon at the very least though, and I do think that it flirted a few times with becoming a much better story, but it just never developed. Part of the problem is that Hino has the personaity of a dead possum, but the bigger problem is that like so many of these romantic comedies, the writers wanted to have their cake and eat it too. I’ll never understand the aversion to definite endings in these things. It’s not like they’ll stop the fans from waving their banners or the like. I bame lazy lazy writers.

It’s worth a couple laughs and wouldn’t kill you if you’re just trying to blow off 20 minutes on a lazy Tuesday. Otherwise, this’ll be forgotten well before the end of the year. Hopefully Xebec will keep improving though. If they keep this up, it’ll ony be another four years before they become almost sort of not quite respectable.

Posted in Ladies vs Butlers | 14 Comments »

14 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    meh, predictable end

    btw aren’t you doing a next season preview?

  • Man0warr says:

    Well, it is adapted from an ongoing novel series, where Hino probably hasn’t hooked up with a girl yet, so if they did want to revisit the series for more seasons it explains why no ending.

    • Aroduc says:

      Da Capo proved that an ‘ending’ is no reason to not create a sequel. Also, for all the times that excuse is thrown up, the number of actual sequels made is approximatey around 2%.

  • 123| says:

    LOS Ass! This is lolicom !

  • Nanaya says:

    I still can’t comprehend why they always feel the need to have OP inserts… You can count the number of times that works with a scene on your hands.

  • Yue says:

    I’m undecided if this series is worth of shelfspace. You go through the entire show but doesn’t makes you want to replay it again.

    I guess it’s Hino’s fault for not driving the relationship plot along. I wouldn’t hurt if he has some kind of conscious realization towards people around him. It’s a marketable insight that can offset the show’s light~heartedness and “tremendous” fanservice.

    Hino, you can do much better and a little more effort in being a sensible butler would make me this show’s fan. XD

  • Narkins says:

    It’s wasn’t godawful which is a achievement in any case, I can’t believe I sat through 12 episodes of standard base fanservice but I ended up watching all of it.

    I’m wondering whats gone wrong with me.

  • Fate says:

    I actually enjoyed the slap. Take that you dumb ****!

  • Gambi says:

    i was rooting for daichi … though generic crossdresser still by far the cutest … well imo
    and yea i do realize that her getting him was entirely impossible *rolleyes*

  • akiharuHaterN12389 says:

    Akiharu you fool! D::::: He has 1 tsundere, 1 yandere,1 pettanko, 1 klutz, 1 art shoujou, 1 magical shoujo, 1 forbidden gal and he’s like Hmmm imma let them all have fun by themselves imma be housewive! damn u akiharu ur disgrace to japanese animation and tsunderes alike D: (picking Selnia was rite choice ofc D: , I’ glad selnia’s ottou san picked up and stated the obvious moral ending :” Ah so you’re the one who will be with my Seln.i…yaaaaaa ” well let’s hope xebec does anime of type their good at like elemental gelade :S Hail Drill +_+/

  • brixter says:

    the principal is adorable

  • Celestial says:

    my name is aroduc i call shows bad but then i watch this garbage t.t~