Unbreakable Machine Doll #04 — More Speedlines!

October 28th, 2013




I feel basically the same about this episode as I do the last actiony episode of Tokyo Ravens. It would have been a lot cooler if not for the wonky pacing and the funky, jarring CGI. They do a much better job of it than Ravens did though, turning the entire scene, both parties and background, all into CGI and then further hiding it under a metric ton of speedlines. It’s really not that bad since it’s all moving so fast, but it’s still kneecapped by the need to hit the pause button every few seconds to yap at each other, or worse, get commentary from the peanut gallery. Nothing kills the tension of a supposedly desperate, solitary fight faster than having an entire army corps watching from the wings. I feel like I should also note that this world has the fastest sunrises imaginable.

And like Tokyo Ravens’s actiony episode, it was easily the strongest one for the show so far. Not a lot to say about the actual content. They beat Carny and his undead doll thing giving a few exceedingly generic speeches along the way. There’s still certainly significant room for improvement, but it kept Yaya’s obnoxious chirpy behavior to a minimum and as disorienting as the CGI was for my early-morning brain, it was at least some attempt to make the episode exciting. If it didn’t have about five to eight minutes of padding through it, they might have succeeded at that too.  


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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • icymirage says:

    It’s strategery! Strategy that doesn’t make any sense and then the deciding attack is based on some magic dissonance thing that they just decided to make up suddenly. But at least they fought! Rawr!

  • algorithm says:

    This was even more generous with speedlines than Attack on Stills. Last week was better than this.