Excessively Ridiculous Title #01 — Fourteen Sick

October 3rd, 2012


Great Englishing, KyoAni.


In what is sure to be the shock of the century, the episode that everybody who viewed it at the early screening called a very very introductory episode, ended up being… a very dull introductory episode. Creating a hook doesn’t require some massive directorial gimmick or immediately beginning with explosions or even people dying right off the bat (although many of those things don’t hurt), but good god, sitting down and having a lecture about the entire premise of the show is just painful. I’d also like to point out that none of this bloody "LOOK AT HOW MUCH WE UNDERSTAND YOUR NEW INTERNET BUZZWORD" IS EVEN GODDAMNED NECCESSARY. Putting a label on things specifically so that you can then clobber the audience over the head with them repeatedly is just obnoxious. Do you think Cougar Town began with an entire minute explaining what a cougar is and then spent the entire episode going cougar-this and cougar-that? Actually, I have no idea, but I’d like to think not.

*ahem* It’s about what you’d expect from KyoAni lately otherwise. They’re trying far too hard to make the lead female be cute to actually make her cute, the lead male is the only possible person that can take care of her and complains about it the entire time, the animation is quite good, and everybody has variable-sized sausages for fingers. Unfortunately, almost all of the humor in the episode relies on bludgeoning the audience with how ‘zany’ their girl is. The show would be served a lot better by either reeling it in a little bit and making her an actual character instead of a transparent cloying machine, or taking the concept and running with it. I’d much rather see the two of them fight imaginary battles against vending machines with cardboard swords then watch one of them fight imaginary battles against vending machines while the other complains. That probably would’ve given the two of them a lot better chemistry instead of this fairly worn-out dynamic (especially for KyoAni).



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20 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Kitsu says:

    They are not try to hard, The mc is natural cute and this episode was extremelly fun, good job KyoAny, you always surprise me

  • Victor Ng says:

    I don’t understand. This looks EXACTLY like that anime I watched during the summer, Another. Are they related?

  • Haxer says:

    Girl with eye patch, are you serious?

  • Chen says:


    Would read again.

  • SlashZero says:

    This is too good for Aroduc to follow, right?

  • anise_punter says:

    Someone wake me when a non-gg version of this is out.

  • jingoi says:

    Yup, I’m done with moe (I’ll return when the eyepatch girl/insertGirl-sFromOtherMoeAnime has no clothes on.)

  • algorithm says:

    Wow. Not in a good way.

    That first episode was even duller than Hyouka’s.

    Obnoxious pointless dialogues and impressive visuals that don’t match the aching blandess of the setting.
    A lot of whatever going on that no one in their right state of mind would give a fuck about.
    Zero momentum.

    A big nothing on par (if not worse) with K-ON!!.

    Next to that Nichijou was a total masterpiece.

    Now just like with Hyouka, it’s Kyoani brainwashing people into putting their money in there so they can die of boredom while trying to enjoy those pretty still shots of classrooms and various real life locations that look so much cooler when redone in anime format.

    Please, can you die Kyoani? Or make something good?

    • Kitsu says:

      No, KyoAny need stay alive to more masterpiece every season

      • Di Gi Kazune says:

        but but but…. Kyoani cannot make anything bad. Just like crapple cannot be incorrect.

        As was put before, if Kyocrapni animates cowpats, everyone will say it is delicious.

  • DE-KLAC-GRASSI says:

    so let it get all set yea this person yuuta now go high school trying to take it normal & hid from so called “embarrassed” as a cos-LARP (mix of cosplay & LARPing)?

    til meet girl with so called “evil eye” yet things she do is like so um “magical” doing?

    ok then yea stick to see what else to expect if yuuta plan do a “you know the anime he did with evil eye” yea we get it.

  • Dr. Dust Cell says:

    Is this a harem?

    I liked the first episode a lot, but if it’s going to degenerate into a harem, I’m dropping it asap.

    • algorithm says:

      Chisato wins. Her brother is fapping to chocolate in hell.

    • Kaisos says:

      Depends on how you define “harem”, really, but if having multiple girls and one guy in a show is anathema to you then you probably don’t enjoy most anime to begin with.

  • anise_punter says:

    Better than the Hayate first ep and whatever shin sekai yori was trying to do. Not sure if that’s good or bad yet.

  • Wilfriback says:

    Guys please, so now if the there is one lone male the series automatically is harem?? LOL

    Ah the episode well…the MC reminds me of a male version of Yui from K-on!… oh the horror.