Luck and Logic #01 — What This Harem Needs is a Man

January 9th, 2016


That's always the missing piece to the puzzle.

I've got things to do until the early afternoon, so the exciting disappointment that are Komugi and Utawarerumono will have to wait.


Well, it's not going to win any awards, but it does compare favorably to its other cell phone game spawns like Divine Gate. Very high praise, I know. Like I alluded from the 10 minutes of pre-air before, it most just exists without doing much tremendously wrong or right. The protagonist is competent enough without being obnoxious, and interacts with other people/danger/family in ways that make it easy to get behind him, without a mountain of accidental gropings or kissing them for transformation and whatnot, although it was disappointing to have that brief yell at the end about the standing living with the magical girlfriend. People gotta be saved. Crap's gotta get done. Someone's gotta take actual command here. And while there is more exposition than it probably needs, it's not overwhelming as so many shows this season have been.

I think the biggest problem that'll be its doom in the end is that the production here's just not that good. The CGI 'enhanced' action scenes are awkward-looking at best. They're infrequent anyway, so it makes me wonder if they're even going to be the focus going forward or if he's going to be bouncing between the harem he's taken over. The whiney sister who wants to keep him from going back into fighting is also a tad annoying, and they might as well kidnap/brainwash her now just to get that inevitable awful arc out of the way. There are also a few tone problems. I feel like it could stand to take its gigantic lava pigs a little more seriously, especially if they're going out of their way to show charred people being carted off in ambulences.

It's easy for me to watch a show about characters I can actually get behind, even if a lot of the rest is… a bit squibby. I also can't get it out of my head that the only other shows today are Utawarerumono and nu Komugi (well, and DRRRRRR and some ugly-looking CGI thing), so I'm sure I'm probably giving it a lot more leeway than it deserves. This was a very solidly mediocre episode that introduced okay enough characters and setting without dragging too badly for the most part, but simply wasn't impressive in any way, shape, or form.

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Paulo27 says:

    Didn’t mean to post that.

    To be fair to the CGI show tho, it looks better than just about every other CGI TV anime ever made.

  • The Phantom says:

    Is some kind of persona / FF mix with heavy fantasy elements and seem that harem as well thrown into it.

    I loved it, this was a very strong start, I doubt they can keep this quality for the rest of the season but would not mind if they do.

  • Dave Baranyi says:

    I’ll give them some credit – there was some “truth in advertising” in the ending animation – did you notice that the protagonist was equipped as a Ken Doll? This gets rid of any future questions as to why he won’t do anything with his harem…

    BTW – I’m amazed that you were so tolerant of the Spawn from Hell little sister. The only way I would watch any more of this show would be if she got eaten up in some very painful manner very quickly in the next episode, and you and I know that unfortunately won’t happen.

    • El Goopo says:

      Wow, really? Apparently a regular little sister who doesn’t lust after her brothers todger, but just wants to not lose him like she’s already lost her mother, is now “Spawn from Hell”. Seriously?

      • FlameStrike says:

        It’s the voice! Somehow it just doesn’t work for me haha. I agree that calling her a “Spawn from Hell” is a bit much though. Personality wise she wasn’t bad.