Whirled Trigger #01 — Who Needs Animation Anyway?

October 4th, 2014


Not a high priorty show, eh, Toei?

Just like this morning, tomorrow has Sins, Grisaia, Wolf Girl, and Method, all airing before 7am my time. I’ll get to things when I get to them.


Boy, when animation in this show goes, it goes. It’s not like the production was even strong to begin with, but good lord. After the ‘exciting’ hook of a CGI slug being punched, it spent the next three straight minutes in exposition voice over, two and a half of that against stills. The remainder was spent watching protagonists walk to school. It was missing a little bit of that old je ne sais goddamned anything. Things didn’t get much better from there. New student, bullies, another CGI slug (apparently with a mouth like a golden retriever), magical boy transformation sequences, punch the CGI slug again, episode over.

If the stillfest and CGI slug one hit knockouts weren’t clue enough, production is pretty terrible. The remaining 17 minutes that wasn’t CGI slug or exposition was just White Haired Boy staring at things. Bullies, teachers, the other protagonist, etc. Sometimes he’d make stupid faces, sometimes the magic in his eyes would fill people with terror. Come on, guys. It’s not like he’s a ginger. And I don’t think we needed an entire goddamned episode just to get across “the alien kid with a robot that becomes his magical suit is a little foreign. Also, the wimpy looking guy in glasses is wimpy and useless.”

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  • Dave Baranyi says:

    Ah – you missed the Deepness of the Story! It’s an Allegory about the Japanese need for the US to protect them from the Chinese!

    (And if you believe that, I’ve got a bridge over the Niagara River to sell you at a great price!)