Maken-ki! #12 — “What If Frieza Had Breasts?”

December 20th, 2011


I don’t like where my thoughts go when I watch this show.


This was… uh… a way to end it. The puppet girl kidnapped Haruka and then it was up to Pants Blaster to go save her all on his own. Except that Venus does it, which is apparently their only contribution to the plot for the entire show. And then he gets drunk off Element, goes Super Saiyan, and it’s up to Haruka to rub her breasts against his face, which as everybody knows, is the only weakness of Super Saiyans. If Frieza had double Ds, Dragon Ball Z would have had a very different ending.

Then it just sort of… ends. I can’t say that I didn’t expect that given how nothing of note has happened yet. Some characters still haven’t done anything relevant. That one lesbian even had an entire episode dedicated to her crush on Haruka because of a sandwich or something and I still have no idea what the point of that was. Even Himegami, the closest thing this show has to a character that drives the plot, did nothing but stand around this week. I think the most surprising thing about this episode was that when Takeru/Haruka did their little power explosion thing, nobody else’s clothing got blasted off.

And yet, here’s the craziest part, there are still two shows left today to watch that wouldn’t surprise me if they were even stupider. Thank god this season’s Tuesdays are over.

Final thoughts at the bottom.


Final Thoughts:

I guess it served its purpose in giving me something to ‘watch’ after class on Tuesdays that gave me ample material to amuse myself with, but make no mistake about it, even for a trashy T&A show, this was Not Goodtm. Poorly produced in just about every sense of the word, the characters and plot really made no sense, Himegami was about the only one who was consistently not either pathetic or annoying in some manner, and there were so many of them that I still haven’t learned probably half of their names. You’d think living up to the high standards set by Ikkitousen and its ilk wouldn’t be that hard, but here we are.

So yeah, not worth watching unless you’re either looking for something to actively mock or drunk, and the drunker the better. That may still not even be enough.

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8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Lollerman says:

    I can’t believe that you can make a 12 episode anime, and have absolutely nothing happen. I mean damn, does anybody remember Macademi Wasshoi? Hell, that arguably had the whole harem thing going, but shit actually happened there. That’s what I don’t get about the Otaku culture these days. Are they really enjoying garbage like this? Not a single one of these shows will even be remembered in a few weeks.

    “A lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing!”

  • jingoi says:

    Thanks to the sacrifice of some of Aroduc’s brain cells I know not to watch every episode of this crap, even if it is uncensored.

  • Anon says:

    Its not even following the manga.

  • MR.KLAC says:

    yea any bets for s2 to get more all check?

  • Nanaya says:

    “Stick to the plan, Gohan! —QUACK!”

    …on other notes, I absolutely hate that look-at-camera-with-arms-reaching-out thing shows do. It freaking creeps me out and disturbs me.

  • Veneficae says:

    basically when you have someone who did hentai manga’s for 2/3’s of his mangaka career and tries to go slightly mainstream with an ecchi manga. You know there will absolutely be a plot where it’s incomprehensible to sane humans. Then people thought oh joy let’s make an anime about it because it has physics denying tits…you’d know it’s bad by then.

  • BlackHeart01 says:

    Well…I thought so from the early point. Saw this outcome from 1000 miles away…and frankly, not surprising.

    I wouldn’t expect someone who did hentai could make anything decent for a change.

    Other than Masamune Shirow (whom I know that was once a hentai artist too…), I don’t think there’s EVER EVER gonna be another former hentai artist that can create any masterpiece that involves actions.

    Maken-Ki anime adaption is overall just a screw up pile of diarrhoea for Pete’s sake…*facepalm*

    Jesus, Japan…Y U NO MORE AWESOME NAO! We used to have G.I.T.S, Hellsing, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (not Kira at least…) and those other classic old anime…not these messy, incoherent fanservice galore shits.

    Sigh…Takeda Hiromitsu should really work more on his writing next time as well, cuz the manga itself was at all honesty, mediocre at best. (at least not as bad as the anime was.)

  • The Phantom says:

    How did you endure this crap for 12 episodes ????