Yuyuyuri #12 — Rape Chocolates

September 19th, 2011


Anime teaches me that chocolates turn everybody into drunk berserkers.


Couldn’t they have just put liquor in them and gotten them all drunk on chocolate instead of just some really bizarre and hamhanded excuse that Chitose starts indiscriminately kissing everything after eating a chocolate? It’s still kind of okay, and a whole extra joke for her in the eleventh hour, but Chitose x Anything But The Molten Core of The Sun means that a scene could be improved. I’m also not entirely sure what Kyouko’s original plan to supposedly stop her was either. At least stick your tongue down her throat to… uh… choke her? Not to mention that Himawari and Sakurako, the two of them who probably need to get into the Rape Chocolates the most weren’t a part of it.

The rest of the episode was above average for the show too, so it was a pretty good way to end. Like often, it did feel that it was a little overly spastic though. Ironically, the bath stuff was probably the weakest part of the episode. The animal PJs were cute enough and the competition part was fine, but things continued to not really flow together at all. I was happy that there wasn’t any weird melodrama fabricated at the last second to suddenly pretend like the show has depth. Just the entire cast celebrating the death of Akari. As well it should have ended.

Final thoughts at the bottom.


Final Thoughts:

Another show that failed to live up to its first episode. Just like the last show this team worked on (Mitsudomoe), it opened with so much energy and creativity and then all that was soon replaced by a whole lot of stale repetition. The show was its most fun when the characters and their delusions were out of control or completely swept away by weird daydreams, but that was unfortunately limited to about once every third episode. Its baseline was still much higher than Mitsudomoe’s though, and a few strong characters (mainly Kyouko and weirdly enough, Akari) could keep the comedy at a decent level much of the time, but it had this terrible habit of choosing to instead focus on the dullards like Chitose who barely have one joke to them if you can even call adding sparklies and bubbles a joke. Particularly when they’re telegraphed like a giant flashing sign saying "G-RATED LESBIAN DAYDREAM INCOMING."

It wasn’t really a bad show though, just kind of an unremarkable one. Production certainly wasn’t great past episode one, but there weren’t any notable problems with the art or animation, and both the music and direction were competent enough too. Overall, it’s a passable to decent comedy that did show at times how it could have been so much better, but that just makes the other 75% or so of it all the more disappointing.

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Adam says:

    Poor Whatshername, she will be missed.

  • Jack says:

    The final episode was quite funny. I admit that I laughed even though a part of me died.

    They could have done a lot more with this show if they had tighten up the scrips a bit. Too much dead space in the writing. It didn’t translate well visually and scenes kept stalling out.

    I liked the core characters, but we just never got past ground level with them. The writers kept beating the same personality quirts into the dirt.

    Overall I give it a 3/5.

  • Anise_Punter says:

    Every character save Akarin was positively dreadful. Okay, Kyouko was somewhere in the middle but the rest were just a pain to watch. Yet, the show kept focusing on the bores and awful characters and even the last episode was twelve minutes of Aki Toyosaki making weird noises and hurting my ears.

    5.5 / 10, Akarin was the only thing keeping this out of the 4s.

    Also, image 84 never stops being funny.

  • Anonymous says:

    This show got way dull way too fast. I was actually hoping it’d be something like Soft Tenni from last season (yeah I know, different studio/writers/directors and all that, but it initially gave me the same vibe), but boy was I wrong.

  • Chen says:

    Show of the year!