Phantom World #01 — How Low Can You Go?

January 6th, 2016


Not showing underwear doesn't mean you haven't sunk to feel's level, KyoAni.


"Oh no, they're fighting back!" "Well, they look like they want to limbo." And thus began the three minutes of limboing that would form the 'climax' of this episode, and with its focus on the main heroine constantly feeling herself up, shoving the camera as far up her crotch as it can without showing underwear, her breasts awkwardly flouncing like water balloons in the braless skintight-clothing world that is all Japanese media, protagonist tripping and mounting all girls, and in case you missed all that, the mascot genie announcing how big her tits are, perhaps I should be using a more masturbatory word. Oh wait, there was that one time he 'suberverted' things by avoiding falling on top of and mounting a girl, only to get a faceful of ass instead. Hilarious. And that other time where they called attention to the flouncing balloons, so it was totally intentional. Well, they're totally above reproach then.

That should also give an idea of the heights that the writing here aspires to. Fiery Haired Tits LeRoux and her sidekick Weasel Saltino go around hunting monsters and literally tripping over and sexually harassing girls, along with the pet magical girl sidekick who points out all the tits they pass. Featuring such awesome bits as "Look at those big tits" and "Let's all take a good long hard look as I spend a while explaining our setting." Exciting! You'd also think they'd prefer to shy away from focusing on completely inane and nonsensical it is, but then we wouldn't be Japanese media, now would we? At least production's strong, even moreso I'd say than most recent KyoAni things of its ilk. Despite the double blueballing action scenes, at least there were two of those. That said, it does seem to have a few problems making up its mind as to what animation style it wants to go with, occasionally dipping closer to Looney Tunesville than it probably should. The music is also… a disaster of noise.

Then again, I spent basically the ten middle minutes in a dull stupor as Weasel Saltino and Oral Fixation shouted or droned onward with no direction or point in mind except to explain the world to the voices in their heads. Hey, here's a pair of really really boring characters expositing all over themselves. Thrilling. They're really the anchor around the thing's neck too. Obnoxious, poorly written, and spent half their time delivering exposition, mostly straight to the audience. It doesn't so much have characters as it has ideas for characters, and despite there being only four of them, I barely have any more idea of them now than I did two weeks ago reading off their blurbs from the website. 

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11 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • jingoi says:
    so this is why half genie hero still isn’t out.

  • Paulo27 says:

    The bouncing tits part tho… actually laughed pretty hard at that.

    Action scenes look really dulled color-wise, guess it’s because it’s on TV and BDs will fix that.

  • Sanjuro says:

    I wish they spent some time looking at the teacher’s tits instead.

  • dark says:

    mmm it don´t look so bad but it will need some better to bait me

  • The Phantom says:

    My favorite part was the girl touching her breast then getting an orgasmic powerup, bursted in laughs, have to admit that also the tits bouncing was ackward but funny.

    It was like “hey this is all we have, we know the plot is nonsensical but lets try to make it work” I believe it did work, not the best anime but funny and straightforward.

  • Neclord X says:

    This show desperately looked for being generic.

    I’m under the impression they deluded themselves into thinking they were creating some sort of “parody” when what they ended doing was just something generic.

    Sort like what happened with Saekano, probably they think being selfaware and telling that what you are doing next is cliche someway makes it not-cliche and funny/parodic, but it doesn’t.

  • arknoir says:

    I watching this for shantae

  • algorithm says:

    The people in charge at Kyoani all got brain tumors years ago and refuse to have them remove.

  • Opulent Rag says:

    I’ll give this a shot only because, it’s kind of endearing for all it’s tiring attempts at comdey. The only way this’ll entirely get my attention if Aroduc decides to go full on with it in the future.

  • Longhaul says:

    My only complaint is the weak OP.

  • LUNI_TUNZ says:

    So, this is basically a less interesting version of Yokai Watch, except if Whisper just talked about tits all the time.

    At least in Yokai Watch, the main character doesn’t arbitrarily start explaining the world to a character who should already know all this stuff already.