Gatchaman Crowdssu insight #01 — Mood Rings

July 4th, 2015


…Is that all?


This picks up right where the episode 0 left off, with the entire population taking a rather indifferent attitude to alien life crash landing in their backyard, but I guess when you have giant electronic Facebook avatars trying to eat the president as a regular occurance of life, it takes a lot more to impress, particularly when busty teenagers start rubbing their chests against the hovering space steam-person’s boots. Then the alien turns into a bright red child, spins around, and manifests everyone’s inner mood rings. After that, aforementioned busty teen argues with murderous clown living in her breasts, and an old vampire alien thing ambushes and penetrates an unwilling girl on live TV to give her super powers.

It’s certainly not welcoming if you didn’t follow the original series, and since the writing there was a quick descent into madness and bizarre misunderstandings of social media, I guess it’s better to just roll with it. It was a very dull episode otherwise. I guess having established the antagonists in #00, they felt like they could spend the entire twenty minutes on pissing around with the new characters with no greater ambition than “Here’s a couple new characters, and boy, are they… not really that notable.” Not exactly exciting me with promises of things to come, guys. You got all the way to the first sentence of the promo blurb: “There’s an alien and a new Gatchagirl.” I also think they forgot the cast that they already have includes a stuffed animal, permanently naked little girl, F cup teenager with a clown in her breasts (and even more close-ups on her chest now that it talks), a crossdressing super hacker who invited a Facebook that climbs buildings and eats politicians, and some kind of alien vampire thing with a hairpick jauntily stuffed in its head, so an alien that puts colored smilies over people’s heads and a sort of tomboy aren’t going to take the world by storm.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Dave Baranyi says:

    This doesn’t bode well… it looks like we are getting more of what dragged down the second half of the first series. Someone needs to get the creative team behind “Insight” into a room, give them a number of beers, and get them to repeat “Action is good, feelings are dull” over and over again…

  • ark noir says:

    Since it’s so colourful and zany, it’s hard not to compare Gatchaman to a 24hr gay pride festival.

  • Anonymous says:

    For the preview pics, you should’ve just used 4 shots of Hajime’s breasts from different angles.

  • jingoi says:

    I don’t think I’ll be able to finish this one. I don’t want to see another free for all against facebook avatars I want a powerful threat to the heroes. When will Happy-ssu struggle?

    Again this makes me think this was something slightly different and they added the gatchaman name to get viewers.