Zillions of Enemy X Ignition #01 — It’s the End of the World As We Know It

January 9th, 2014


And everybody still works at cafes.


This is not how you do in medias res, Japan. I can’t even call it that, what with the utterly pointless introductory segment about how the world is ON THE BRINK OF DISASTER, which considering the very large, very populated city, how well-dressed everyone is, and a main (?) character who can’t be assed to leave his job as a waiter early to deal with any of it kind of makes me think they might be being a biiiiit melodramatic. Also, the flashback at the end to where he was told that he was Jesus and his magical girlfriend Pokesona fell into his lap prompting not only him to let out the mating cry of the Japanese male, “EEEEH!?”, but also triggered the narrator to explain that he was surprised. Thanks, narrator!

Anyway, if you’re going to jump into the middle of things in progress, there needs to be a simplicity and elegance to it. Most of the dialogue of this episode may have just been lines from Jabberwocky or spy code for as laden with utter nonsense as it was. You could make a drinking game out of every time they use a proper noun that you have no reasonable hope of knowing. Hell, I couldn’t have even told you who the main character was supposed to be at the halfway mark. I had the sneaking suspicion that it was the guy, but that’s only because he was the only human with a penis at that point. Probably. You can never be too sure with Japan.

I guess at least the action was okay, although that might also be the creeping degredation of standards from how poor this season’s ‘action’ shows have been so far. There was animation at any rate above and beyond some posing or speedlines in addition to the awful CGI vehicles, and nobody was tripping LSD through it. Not worth watching for that though. God no. Mostly, it struck me as Yet Another Pokemon/Persona/Devil Survivor Clonetm with an extra helping of Make No Sense, probably mistakenly believing that if they baffle the audience, they’ll leave them wanting more instead of just confused and annoyed.

Next Episode:

You’re defeating the point.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • The Phantom says:

    Shameless Pokemon/ YuGIOH rip off, pretty sure those pocket monsters will be digi-evolving very soon too.

    • Kusano says:

      Pokemon and YUGIOH ripoff? Please, you mean Pokemon/DIGIMON/YUGIOH rip off!!!

      Actually, this seems more like a SMT ripoff than anything else above.

  • Eitr says:

    This is the first show I have watched where both the plot and the characters have left me wondering “What the hell am I watching right now?”, normally it’s just one or the other, bravo to them I guess. Also does anyone else find that our boy in white seemed to get more annoying with every word he spoke or action he took?

    However I will give his fashion sense this much, it caused my mind to constantly scream this every time he pops up on screen: http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/250×250/44503912.jpg