NobunaGun #02 — The Power of Head-Hands

January 12th, 2014


Not sure how that relates to Gandhi, but okay.


I’m still not feeling it. Everything’s simply too unanimated to actually engender the excitement or tension that they were going for. Also, hadn’t Jack collapsed from being stabbed in the gut after shrugging it off briefly? Apparently my first instinct was right as he was back on his feet like it was nothing already, although again, it’s not like anybody really did anything but stand in a circle and have a chat. Who wants to see people with superpowers, channeling the spirits of random historical features, fight evil alien insects when we can watch them talk about it instead?

And then the second half kicked off with what was basically just a straight-up two minute expositional dump. The rest of the episode fared no better as it was just the two girly girls telling each other about having feelings and being insecure, but it’s okay because they’re frieeeeeeends. This is not what one would call an economy of writing, let alone effective writing, and no matter how much text or random flowers you overlay over the background and characters, that’s not going to hide it.

While the visual direction is interesting, it’s doing a poor job of hiding how little there is actually happening in the show and how poor the action is for an action show.

Next Episode:

Oh boy. Training!

Posted in Anime | 2 Comments »

2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Longhaul says:

    I realize how silly of a complaint it is but that mask gun makes no sense compared to the size of the other two.

  • Dave Baranyi says:

    It’s too bad that the show slid into the ordinary so quickly.