Death Twister #06 — Enough About Goddamned Idols, Japan

February 13th, 2015


This is one of the last places I expected yet more “Idols are the best ever!” crap.


What scares me is that a comic relief fanservice episode is the closest the show has come to an episode without any overt misogyny. Instead, the female is just a boy band-obsessed Japanese version of a valley girl imbecile set against the adonis that she worships, but she ended up being willing to sacrifice herself for his greater glory, so… uh… I guess we’re moving up? I mean, aside from the woman that slept with him in order to kill him out of revenge because… her sister killed herself for breaking up with her? But the wailing soliloquy wasn’t even about dumping her, it was because she was a fan and he was mean to her, thus setting her on the inevitable path to suicide. Your connection here is a little tenuous. God knows what’d happen if someone like Bieber ever went to Japan. The entire population of 15 year old girls would probably kill themselves the first time he got high and pissed on a Hello Kitty-themed fire hydrant. And yes, if you’re going to make a big dramatic scene out of it, get all your damn ducks in a row, punchline at the end or not. There was nothing ironic at all about that melodrama in the middle of things.

What really gets my goat though, is how disturbingly inaccurate their twister mat is. For one, that thing is goddamned gigantic. And of course, since this is a piece of Japanese media, pop stars are the glorious superhumans who are capable of any feat of anything. One might take that as a parody if it wasn’t what every single piece of anime with pop idols did. So like the pastel hearts and flowers exploding every time she looked at him, it was less a joke and more just sticking to the party line, and boy, do I never get tired of hearing about how awesome pop idols are!

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12 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • ZakuAbumi says:

    I’m starting to think that either you hate fun or this episode was too deep for you.

    Both are frightening perspectives.

    Or maybe you’re Ginti. That I could accept. It would explain so, so many things.

    • Rihan says:

      You must be new here

    • seibaru says:

      Here’s how it works:

      1. If Aroduc reviews it, Aroduc hates it.
      2. If it contains CG, Aroduc hates it even more.
      3. If it contains even 5 minutes (getting shorter by the week) of exposition (even if good/necessary), start the “quit countdown”.
      4. If Aroduc says it’s good, it’s a lie, Aroduc really hates it deep down (negative tsun); or it’s not Aroduc.
      5. Nanoha is exempt from all hate. Aroduc has decided this, Aroduc is law.
      6. Thank you for Battle Moon Wars translation.

      • Mesousa2877 says:

        1. Not always true. He also really enjoyed Pani Poni Dash.
        2. Indeed true, and I don’t blame him.
        3. YMMV
        4. Again, not always true. Even he knows about guilty pleasures.
        5. Not as of late, though.

      • algorithm says:

        1. Untrue though he does pick a lot of turds no sane person would bother with.
        2. Aroduc is CGllergic. Must be very sensitive eyes.
        3. 5 minutes of exposition are 270 seconds too much.
        4. Nah, it’s ususally worth a look when he praises shit.
        5. Is this true?

  • kenuran says:

    Man. I didn’t mind the angle of a dumb fan that actually meets her idol who flips out every time he does the flips and smiles that she liked him cause it got a couple chuckles out of me. I liked the comedy part overall. My main gripe is about how the Idol guy was a womanizer in life and it made a girl commit suicide, and apparently must not have cared much about that enough to sleep with that girls sister who ends up killing him.

    Hell, at the beginning of the episode the guy was just putting up apperances and hating on how she looked was gonna push the fangirl into the spikes to save himself but because he saw how the fangirl still liked him anyway, all of a sudden hes like “Waah i did terrible things, guess ill feel bad over that cause im dead” That angle really got on my nerves. I was thinking it was gonna be one of those “never meet your heroes” kind of episodes in where finally a man is shown to be selfish person but i guess cause of IODLS, all is forgiven.

    Also where the hell is the Judgement? The point of the games is to make it easier to pass judgement on the dead and stuff but they’re still there. I hope it didnt turn out Ginti wasnt able to figure out how to judge them and just let hang around after he gave Decim shit for doing the same thing with the woman assistant last episode.

  • Anonononon says:

    I’ve been trying to give this show a fair shot for the past 5 episodes and while I have a fair share of problems with it, I still held out hope that there was still plenty of potential.

    This episodes makes me hate this show now. I felt nothing except annoyance for everything that happened.

  • Germanguy says:

    Yeap, this Episode just made “How to Dance Revolution out my Lover”. Did this Show joins the Date a Life Show/Romance did i miss something?

    Well, we already know this Girl would join the Party, the OP spoiled us here. So this Episode was a purely waste of build up the final

  • Blas says:

    Really stupid anime.

  • algorithm says:

    I wonder if you’d get send to the void or to another round of ranting.

  • Sanjuro says:

    Weeeeelllll I liked it.