Dimension W #01 — “Every Won”

January 10th, 2016


Even Carmen Sandiego would know to go with "Avery Won" instead.

Again, like yesterday, I got roped into volunteering to spend the next six or so hours herding children in the name of science. I'll get to Grimgar and Scwarz in the afternoon.


Well, it certainly knows how to pretend like it's putting together an exciting action scene. See how they surround him and he draws his needles, ready for action. Now thrill as you instead get a quick montage of stills, or at best, a slow motion montage of punches/kicks. Now here's some more CGI buildings and cars. And no amount of exposition or posturing about how the thingy made it super awesome great is going to make that super soaker not look dumb, especially when apparently it takes too much budget to even show how great it is. It's strange though, because most of the episode wasn't badly animated, although they keep (inconsistently) doing this weird stylistic thing where they decide just to not draw the backgrounds when doing a closeup to show a reaction and put a big thick drop shadow instead. Not really sure what that's about. Suspect someone saw Kishi do it once and thought it looked cool.

Another large problem is that the story here just wasn't that good. The biggest sin was that the two protagonists had jack squat to do with the 'climax' of the episode. They were miles away. Which means that the protagonist's involvement in the episode was to show up, to have things explained to him, to engage in a brief 'stills' fight, to show up again and harass some robot kid, and then to have a few more things explained to him. John McClane eat your heart at. That doesn't afford much of a personality for him either. Sullen, racist against robots, throws random things from his magical jacket full of random small implements. Could certainly be worse, but he could also actually have a personality too.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Sol says:

    At least he’s got facial hair and doesn’t have a chipmunk voice. A cigarette would’ve given him more credibility though.

  • Neclord X says:

    And at least this looks like an actual anime should, with car chases and robots. May no its cyberpunk but eh, close enough, may be 10 years ago this would be bland, but with current standards, to me this looks like gold.

  • Paulo27 says:

    You had me at the green haired loli android.

  • njin says:

    man got slick moves and good taste for cars at least.

  • jingoi says:

    kind of reminds me of Solty Rei but with more ecchi.

  • The Phantom says:

    Show would be more interesting with a more serious tone and without the teen robot girl.

  • arknoir says:

    explanation of how dimension w + telsa science works = magic