The Demon King in the Back Row #10 — Random Encounter

June 4th, 2010


Somebody was piping something into the writer’s room this week.


The last half of this show has seemed particularly bizarrely written. It’s interesting, mind you, but in the same way that a train wreck is interesting. It felt like every scene change had a new writer who completely eschewed everything that came before him, made up his own idea, then threw it out and rolled some dice and went with whatever they indicated, but a 2d20 % chance to add the OP as an insert. How else would you have ended up with Super Sayajin Dumbledore, surf swords, idol ninjas, rubber fire-spitting monsters, a giant airship out of nowhere, and then dolls taking over the airship and crashing it into Peter and the school. Of course, Fujiko had already destroyed the school anyway, so they were just making sure that it was really really totalled. They didn’t even keep to the usual eyecatches this week either.

The quality control in general was pretty horrific this week. Junko’s grandmother’s head inspires terror, but Sai’s body was undergoing a number of changes that I doubt are related to his testicles dropping and deciding to go kill a god for Kena’s sake. Eiko was looking pretty sweet in her giant censorship bars backless ninja outfit at least. It was a little annoying how they kept spitting up new characters out of the woodwork for the entire episode though. Sure, I know the airship captain from his previous role in SRW:OG (and Kurogane says Macross too), but give it a rest already. I know it’s not going to end with Sai actually being with any of the girls, but it’d at least be nice if they could drag Fujiko out of joke status in the last few episodes and push Lily’s screen time past five total minutes.

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10 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anon999 says:

    This show is so bad, it’s good. And it’s also a guilty pleasure.

  • Chen says:

    “Super Sayajin Dumbledore”

    Welp I’m sold.

  • Dude says:

    I knew it, Junko’s sister went nuts. Brave is being stupid too as are all heroes.

  • Yue says:

    It’s interesting, mind you, but in the same way that a train wreck is interesting.

    I, neither any fan, wouldn’t buy the Dvds if the isn’t interesting.

  • Twi says:

    Real men will start wars over women, that’s how the game is played.

    On a side note, Junko’s sister had a very evil smile at the end….Brave needs to stop fighting his boss and work for him. Then the world will submit

  • sora says:

    *panic and starts looking around* I don’t get it!!! I don’t get it at all!!! I’m trying to hang in there with ya but I don’t get it at all!!! Can someone example what the heck is going on???? >.<