The Blessing of La Campanella #06 — Gardening Tools of Mass Destruction

August 6th, 2010


Leicester, tree clippers do not need a beam cannon.


It’s somewhat disquieting that a character named after cheese is one of the sharpest cookies this season. Sure, it’s a bit of an ass-pull to have Leicester deduce that the gemsnake is attracted to light in a moment and then happen to be carrying a giant lantern, but I’m happy to accept it in the name of a competent character who doesn’t hem and haw when presented with a preponderance of clues. The entire gemsnake thing was out of nowhere to begin with anyway, the very definition of a random monster encounter. I do question why it only tore the clothes off of Carina and Chelsea though. Maybe its priorities were A.) Shiny things, B.) Large breasts. God help us if Leicester had defaulted to the second instead. I don’t even want to imagine what he would have yanked out of hammerspace.

As far as fleshing Chelsea out though, this episode was pretty lacking. Yes, I’m aware that expecting this show to break the mold in any way is a futile hope at best, but I had hoped for at least a little more than the usual lesbian crushes on the alpha female of the group while she looks awkward and blushes. The usual completely inane T&A was shoved in for no good reason, and I’m trying not to read too much into Nick’s battleaxe envy, but it’s difficult sometimes. Everybody went to the knights’ banquet and did their usual things. Agnes pulled out her puppets, Carina flounced around, Chelsea blushed and looked awkward, and Minette whored her cuteness out to random men. The saddest part was that Agnes’ cat puppet was the smoothest operator at the banquet.


Serious faces!

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • The Deviant says:

    Is it me or is it just all the summer animes so far have been about boobs? Lots of Ecchi going around. It’s not that i hate it, It’s just that it gets old.

  • Skew says:

    Dunno. That beam cannon could come in handy for places even the extendable tree clipper can’t reach. Plus, it seems eco-friendly.

  • Silver says:

    @ The Deviant
    Yes. However, this series does not focus too much on it so it’s not too bad. Now Highschool of the Dead on the other hand… holy …!

  • wilson191 says:

    This one focused on moeness…cute and innocent kinda feel…

  • Aex says:

    Mmmmm Chelsea episode… sweetness overload in progress. Chelsea’s definitely my favorite. It was a little scary how many lolicons there were in the Knights though…

  • Gin says:

    Of course they require laser beams, Aroduc! You obviously don’t garden enough to see the usefulness of laser beams attached to your tree clippers~!