Alive la Alive #21 — Friendship Power Wins… Again

March 6th, 2014


Why does anybody in the show give a rat’s ass what Mako says or does again?


Didn’t we just do the whole “mind control Ryuko” thing a couple episodes ago? And wasn’t it introduced then thrown away in like, two minutes? So why is it back now in Pog… Wait, I said that last week. But repeating myself is fine, because it took five bloody minutes before they even started the fight that was last episode’s cliffhanger… and then they immediately cut away. It was very important for Mommy to mix things up by feeling up a different naked daughter apparently. By the time things got back, we had one of those moments where I feel like Trigger was entirely too pleased with themselves. Shouting head layered upon shouting head layered upon shouting head layered upon shouting head layered upon shouting head, like a damnable matryoshka doll of bad shounen padding. Or that sentence.

I almost feel bad too because there was a moment when I thought they were going to be some effort into actually animating some of the action. Only almost though, and only thought, because it was quickly gone and because it wasn’t any of the action that had any weight. No. The budget was mainly for the job squad jumping in for about 15 seconds. Even then, they clearly overextended themselves because the rest was even cheaper looped ugliness than usual. I’m starting to suspect that they just don’t know how to animate Nui fighting so have decided to just not try. That would require a level of awareness that I’m not prepared to accept that they have.

And of course, Mako saves the day with the power of friendship (what friendship?) again to another awful insert song, and Ryuko pulls the fiber crap off herself again. I guess this is what I get for being baffled why they’d introduce the brain-thread-control only to discard it moments later. It was merely foreshadowing for doing the exact damn same thing it already did in 15 seconds in the successive 45 minutes right after! But with extra friendship power.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • kenuran says:

    If they had done the two minute mind control thing AFTER this two episode mind control episode thing, this arc would have made more sense. At least I think so anyway. Its just a bunch of loud filler as it is now.

    And we never got to hear Junketsu talk too. Im more disappointed in that than anything else at this point.

    • Aroduc says:

      Well yes. That would show her overcoming it and hurdle overcome, that it wouldn’t work again.

      Doesn’t work so well in reverse.

  • Sanjuro says:

    Why was eyebrows able to wound her when she was naked after she couldn’t do anything while wearing Senketsu? Was that also because Mako was there too? Can the power of friendship do anything?
    Maybe I’m just nitpicking. It just bugs me when they somehow get stronger for no reason. Like her four henchmen.