If She Breaks the Flag #01 — Brought to You By Helium

April 6th, 2014


My ears beg you, shut the hell up.


FYI, if you watched the 15 minute pre-broadcast thing, it wasn’t just the regular episode with the last 6 minutes cut off the back end. About 4 minutes cut from near the start of the episode (him breaking flags with random people when he joins the class and explaining it later mostly) and a couple more more at the end where the pre-air left off. That doesn’t really speak well for its pacing that a fifth of the episode could be easily cut out and lose nothing but the repetition. It did dilute the amount of squeakiness in the episode though, which hasn’t gotten any less ear-piercing at all.

It also doesn’t support the premise very well when they introduce some inane premise and then in the next breath go “Yeah, it’s universal, except for all the characters who have any focus.” Can’t we let the rules you’ve just exposited out stand for at least two to three minutes before we have everybody break them? It’d probably easier to forgive and forget it for being stupid if not for the not one, not two, but three angsty fits of backstory spat out, all with deafening bereaved piano jangling away, plus the near-death scene at the end.  

It’s pretty much just as dumb and hamhanded as that Multiple Choice show, only it takes itself a lot more seriously along with worse production, blander and yet somehow more annoying characters, and an extra heavy helping of doom and gloom.

Whew. Marathon weekend over, nothing until Tuesday. Time to catch up on translating.

Next Episode:


Posted in Anime | 2 Comments »

2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • datchison18 says:

    The manga played things differently. The overly friendly girl fell through the floor after they made it less crappy.

  • anon999 says:

    Dear god, my ears are bleeding after watching this.