Random Nouns Strung Together #01 — The Man of One Face

July 8th, 2015


And bulging crotch.


Well, at least it understands what a hook is, which considering some of the shows this season is worthy of some kind of note. Sure would’ve been nice if the hook wasn’t lame and the other 20 minutes of the episode wasn’t a giant cliche ridden boring mess too! But I suppose that’s probably asking too much for this season’s winner of the Most Generic Light Novel Adaptation award, featuring a gaggle of women getting into genital based mishaps with their leader, some morose dip who’s super powerful and competent yet has the personality of a saltine cracker, while attending magical fighting school to fight some threat that used to be totally imminent and totally serious, but now is more like the threat of the Insane Clown Posse hiding under your bed, certainly possible, but really not any part of our daily lives. Well, it was an incredibly mediocre two minutes while it lasted. And next week, you can look forward to the exciting continuation where they all strip naked.

And so our morose hero stumbles shiftlessly through the episode, bumping into one sexual organ after the next in a goddamn parade of all the important characters with the surprising reveal at the end that they’re going to be working together successfully doing nothing more than ape the externals of a hundred million other magical fighting school shows that came before it. Nothing more than the bare minimum of effort and thought went into it, and boy does it show. Characters are just the same tired cliches as always. Doesn’t even try to put any kind of unique spin on any single aspect of it. If you want to be cliche, fine. Cliches exist for a reason. They work. But for god’s sake, do something with them. Don’t just toss them out and call that enough. The little action that exists is hardly animated, so there’s sure as hell no reason to watch this for the visuals, and the plot moves with the immediacy of a dead cow. I guess the protagonist didn’t constantly add to the screaming himself. That’s as close to praise as any of them merits. That he was constantly mistaken for and called a pervert is apparently enough for him.

What did this episode establish? That it’s going to be filled with a lot of cliches. What does it promise in the future to entice me to keep watching? Nada. This is more like something that simply crawled out of the ooze made by having so damn many of these things exist. It’s not the first though, and it sure as hell won’t be the last.

Next Episode:

Okay, so they’re prostitutes.

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Sanjuro says:

    I know I’m late to the party, but from now on I’m just going to assume that if it’s a diomedea show, it’ll be rubbish.

    • Aroduc says:

      We’ll always have Punie.

      But then again, they were calling themselves Barcelona back then.