Yuuki Yuuna #08 — Animators’ Day Off

November 27th, 2014


Oh no! Physical handicaps!


You know… the monsters aren’t even actually attacking any more. It’s just a gang of magical girls with giant weapons beating up physically handicapped critters that are already jammed into medieval torture devices. But I guess that’s not what the ‘meat’ of this episode is supposed to be, despite taking up half the run time. What is it this season with gimpy monsters that pose no real threat to anybody… and yet are the evilest thing ever? Garo can sort of get away with it since the stakes are generally pretty low, but here, it’s either them just pissing around, the world is so cruel and unfair, or all life as we know it is on the line, with nary a transition or connection in between.

I was really looking forward to them angsting over whether the cost of being minorly impaired is too much to pay for saving all existence as they know it. Instead, they decided to up the ante. The main pair was magically transported to… some other world, I guess, where they saw their future. Being a helpless cripple living on a balcony surrounded by a cult. Which is their predecessor! *gasp* All given as just a series of talking lips, because heads was too much to animate. Shocking revelation! That stretched on and on and on as a dumb info dump that went for a third of the episode, so had all the jarring impact of a feather duster. But is the cost worth saving all existence as you know it!? Including your own lives!? No, of course not. Everyone knows that being handicapped is worse than death. You tell ’em, writers.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Chipp12 says:

    Sasuga Kishi/Uezu pair. When was the last time they’ve produced at least something decent?

  • Longhaul says:

    The last chapter of the prequel LN is gonna be a doozy.

  • Ronin8317 says:

    So it’s turning into “Katawa shoujo, the anime”?

  • Kitsu says:

    You are overreating again, in not one moment the show say been handiccaped is worse thant dead, oh wait, you are alergic to kindness, that explain everything

  • Sanjuro says:

    This isn’t written by Mari Okada is it?

  • Birdway says:

    It’s hilarious reading you overreact over things characters don’t even do and that things doesn’t seem to go the way you would like to.


    If this was Okadaâ„¢ you would see characters angsting and crying their eyes out since episode 1 for every single damn thing.