K #01 — Dynamic Skateboarding

October 4th, 2012


Please stop trying to speak English. It pains me.


I think the people who made this have been playing too many video games lately, especially Persona and Tony Hawk. All the random empty shots of the city with elevator music playing, over-animated skateboarding, the terribly rendered CG people and cars, the shinsengumi-like police summoning gigantic swords that just float there in the sky, etc. At least nobody can excuse the show of having too much exposition. A little bit probably would’ve helped though. There’s a few levels between your standard "people have super powers" and "there are thousand foot long swords hovering over downtown." Yes, I get that it was meant to be a hook, but it was more nonsensical than intriguing and given the protagonist that followed after that… At least it was mostly pretty well made, although like I said, there are a lot of shots of literally nothing through it. The action bits were solid though and definitely brought a lot more artistic style than most shows do.

Our protagonist who took over after the first third wasn’t really helping matters too much though, and certainly not by turning a bright crimson when saved by the pretty boy du jour. I guess it beats screaming his head off at events going around on around him, but you’d still think that attempted murder by a gang followed by magical bishie would warrant a little more of a reaction than nothing whatsoever. I don’t know though. There’ve been plenty worse opening episodes this season so far, but so much of it seemed designed more for the creators to fellate themselves over how cool they were being than to have any actual purpose or substance, especially all the skateboarding. Yes, kudos to them for showing over telling, but what are you showing? That you can stylishly animate skateboarding? After you just showed me 30 straight seconds of a skyline? It’s the kind of thing that works better in games than anime because of the interactive component anyway.


Naked women.

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8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Jenanime4eva says:

    Another Allen and Kanda lookalike couple? XD

  • Gabriel says:

    Fun with Filters: The Animation

  • Skurai says:

    Looks a bit like a japanese version of Twilight… in other words looks like a japanese (lonely) woman’s wet dream

  • Adam says:

    I found this episode to be hilarious. I hope the rest of the show thinks it’s this “cool”.

  • The Phantom says:

    What a ridiculous show >.>, may watch second episode just in case the violence/fights go up in tone, but most likely going to drop it soon, the visuals were decent though.

  • Baby Choo Choo says:

    I was actually really digging this show up until they got to the protagonist. I had no idea what the hell was going on, but hey, I’m easily amused.

    As soon as they got to the protagonist though, it’s like someone kicked down my door, ran up to me, and smacked me over the head with the “YOU KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING” stick.

    Okay, well obviously I don’t know everything, but let’s be real. From what I can tell, the premise seems to be “highschool kid lost his memory or was reincarnated and is now the key player to starting/stopping something. Also, since he’s very whiny and weak, someone somewhere will have to teach him so he can be as powerful as he once was until he can somehow become the strongest character in the show.”

    We’ve seen it a billion times. It’s somewhat of a broad premise, sure, but nothing about the show makes it look amazingly different from what we’ve seen before except there are giant swords hovering around in the sky for whatever reason. Granted, it’s the first episode, but still. I’ll give it a fair shot for a few more episode, but I have no problem abandoning ship as soon as it slips up.

  • CTT says:

    http://tenka.seiha.org/images3/k1/52.jpg Do you think that’s the guy from the prequel manga?

  • Sunset says:

    I feel like I wanna enjoy this series but I also feel like I’m walking straight into another Guilty Crown.

    And we all know how wonderful Guilty Crown was.