Charlotte #10 — Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

September 5th, 2015


I love flashbacks about asspulling, tertiary characters, and asspulling.


Oh boy! A ten minute flashback! You know how I love those. God forbid any Japanese story ever take place entirely in the present, based on what characters are doing, on the results and effects of their actions. That would be too complicated and confusing. And it’s about repeating itself over and over? Great! Repetition’s even better! And after that, more flashbacks and recap, all to reset the one bit that they spent goddamned two episodes jerking off their melodrama erection over. What has our protagonist learned? If he just sits around on his ass, then reality itself will change to accomodate itself to him.

And therein lies the problem. Now that we’ve introduced a mechanism by which the protagonist (and we’re using the term protagonist loosely) can simply asspull himself out of anything, the narrative is pretty much screwed until they inevitably turn that into a Bad Thing, which was the opposite of what it was this week. Even more than going straight from minor powers with obvious major handicaps as the rule, to altering the very fabric of reality at the cost of marginally worsening eyesight each time you do it. This is not a power that good guys are allowed to have because it trivializes everything. If they’re trying to set up some kind of Butterfly Effect thing where everyone else starts dying because she lives this time, they’re setting it up extremely poorly. Until they put a bullet through Timeboy’s head or recast this as a bad thing instead of the Great Asspull to Solve Any Problem We Feel Like, this is going to remain a mess.

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Paulo27 says:

    You thought this show couldn’t get worse? Oh boy does Maeda have a suprise for you!
    This is probably the single most hole filled episode I have ever seen, holy shit, so damn anti-climatic without any attempt to even oppose the MCs, just pathetic.

  • dark says:

    ass pull anywhere but now ayumi flag is open and yu don´t care be a full siscon and get her pregnant

  • The Phantom says:

    This was a enjoyable somewhat show until they pulled this goddamned plot device from their asses, what now? teen x-men vs evil scientist?

  • LUNI_TUNZ says:

    The Brother has a power that allows him to time travel, he uses it to sacrifice his eyesight to set up an organization to help other children with powers and protect them from these evil scientists that have barely been an obstacle the entire series, possibly saving hundreds of these children from this informed fate.

    MC uses this power to save his shit sister.

    Way to be for the cause, jerk.

    That said, at least the show seems to finally realize how incredibly dumb it would be to try to sneak around with a relatively recognizable pop idol.