Night Raid #08 — Naked Men and Empty Sky

May 24th, 2010


Remember when this show had psychic spies?


Ugh. Following last week’s 22 minutes of talking heads, we got another 22 minutes of talking heads. This may have been even cheaper than last week’s episode though, filled with pictures of maps or long drifting shots of the sky or the ceiling as even the artists got bored of the episode. You could have the most interesting plot in the world, but it doesn’t mean jack if you’re going to present it as a bunch of ponderous monotone exposition with pictures of clouds. The two most ‘exciting’ parts of the episode were all the male protagonists getting naked and washing each other (which is the most action any of them have had in the last month) and a lamune exploding in Yuki’s face… which is more action than she’s gotten in the entire season. That’s actually kind of surprising given the quantity of naked men twenty feet away. Then again, they were pretty intent on rubbing each other.

Other than that, the most enjoyment than can be wrung from this episode was marvelling at the horribly delivered lines. "Would you believe me if I told you that explosion was caused… by a bomb?!" What was the alternative, praytell? A meteor? Spontaneous human combustion? The Chinese developing a Super Shanghai-jin IV? Unless you’re looking for a cure for insomnia, you may as well just wait a few days and read a bullet point summary and look at some pictures of naked men and landscapes, although honestly, I would suggest skipping the naked men, or maybe adding more depending on your tastes.


The return of the cat.

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • jpmeyer says:

    …in case people needed this long to realize it, this show exists entirely for rekishi-jo.

    • Haesslich says:

      If that was true, jpmeyer, they’d be more historically accurate and confront issues head-on rather than pretend that the Chinese were all at fault for any wartime atrocities the way they are here.

      • Aroduc says:

        Psychics did it!

        Although actually, I think I prefer ZKC’s version of WW2. Pedophiles flying through the air, military research into super squirrels… ahhhh, that’s the life.

      • barak says:

        Are you watching the same show? Nowhere did they pretend that the Chinese were behind everything.

  • Haesslich says:

    I seriously don’t know how Aroduc manages to get through this show without suffering serious physiological damage like bleeding out through his eyes or ears. That shinsenguimi show was more rekishi-jo focused than this is.