Happy Bread #01 — Do The Bread Dance

April 12th, 2012


…They sure love their bread.

Just for the record, I did glance through the second episode of Whiny Girls in Summer. The two non-whiners used the magic stone to literally glue the other two together until they made up and were friends again. Oi.


This was a very RPG introduction. A little prophecy at the start, Rick woken up by the sister part of his harem in bed, and then it’s off for a tour of the island to deliver his magical bread and meet about 90% of the named characters. Here’s the priest. Here’s some magical cat that’s totally not Mokona. Here’s some elves. Here’s the catgirl waitress that totally won’t be joining the party later. Etc etc. It’s about as exciting as it sounds, and to make matters even better, montages. I lost count of how many there were. Two. That’s still two too many for a first episode that’s supposed to hook you and make you excited for more. I’m also not abundantly familiar with the source material, but weren’t there supposed to be pirates? Maybe they’re saving them for sweeps. Production in general though is average at best. Aside from the montages, it doesn’t commit any grave sins, but this is very far from Production IG’s A or B work.

On the other hand, they’re definitely going for a very relaxed and pastoral show with a slight fantasy bend. The music, directing, writing, and visuals are all cohesive as far as that’s concerned. I’d prefer something with a little more… you know… hitting things, or at least more Bread Dance, but at least they’re not sloppily all over the place trying to appeal to everybody possible and just making an utter mess of it like your standard harem mashup of cliches and tropes. Rick and the sisters aren’t the most compelling bunch but they’re far from annoying. His only reaction to them straddling him in bed is rolling over and trying to go back to sleep. You’d have to reach to find any significant romance elements at all in the episode for that matter. I’m sure that won’t last long. 



"Observe this apple."

Posted in Shining Hearts | 11 Comments »

11 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Kururin says:

    Is that Elwing from Shining Wind…?

  • Kusano123 says:

    Zzzzzz….plus I was hoping for better animation quality from production I.G..

    At least, bread dance was entertaining I guess.

  • Nan says:

    >”The two non-whiners used the magic stone to literally glue the other two together until they made up and were friends again.”

    Isn’t that the most pragmatic thing to happen in 3 seasons?

    Bread is an extremely significant part of human culture and societal development, and was a massive factor in sedentism and population increase. Alongside alcohol brewing, it may have been one of the first professions ever to exist. The more you know~

  • Jack says:

    Bread! How low can you go? Death row. What a loaf knows.

    • Aroduc says:

      I hope that pained you half as much to write as it pained me to read.

      Especially since my college band used to chant the original as we marched.

      • Jack says:

        Indeed, it killed me to type that.

        Good songs shouldn’t be twisted into bread songs or covered by college bands. In my high school band, we covered nearly ever song by the Beatles. Still to this day I can’t listen to any of those songs without hearing my terrible off key clarinet. Ruined forever.

  • TOP2NE1 says:

    I’m just surprised that the lead isn’t sickeningly pale.

  • NightShadow2239 says: