Dagashikashi #05 — Race Relations

February 4th, 2016


Japan is not what one would call a cultural melting pot.


I'm finding my patience with this show is running much thinner than with other similarly unambitious things. I don't even know what to say about this episode. It sure was pretty much the exact same as the last three? I suspect that it's probably the tiny cast and that it's settled into a routine that shows absolutely no indication of anything changing in any way, be it characters, cast, jokes, or even backgrounds. Week in and week out, here's some random candy/snack that we'll sort of explain, and if you're lucky, we might draw something vaguely racist to go with it, and someone will get overly excited about some small thing related to it. I don't think the collapsed budget is doing it any favors either though. It's like watching those stupid Twix "pick a side" commercials on a twenty minute loop.

I find myself wishing it was a little more educational or something. I don't know. Show the candy/snacks being made or something. You've already done like 8 different bits on "overdramatize eating something" and 13 on shouting out what it tastes like. Let's try to find something new or different. Oh wait, a major chunk of the jokes this week was "she keeps picking losers." Ba-dum *tss* Laugh it up. I'm sure it's at least some part cultural since it's all "random thing" to me, but even so, those aren't really jokes to begin with, and I can't imagine it'd be any more amusing if they were doing bits about Warheads, Cracker Jacks, or Fruit by the Foot. Maybe sugar free gummy bears, but I think I've gotten maximal enjoyment from them just from the Amazon reviews.

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • anise_punter says:

    Magical Witch Nodamiki knows you can be quasi-educational and humorous at the same time.

    • Aroduc says:

      Exactly what I was thinking of, although Art Club was often (although not always) legitimately funny between its educational portions.

  • LUNI_TUNZ says:

    I’m not even sure what I expected watching this episode. The show told it’s one joke, several episodes ago, and it feels like the writers skipped town, and they’ve been writing episodes based on the descriptions from the backs of candy packs ever since.

  • Sanjuro says:

    I think the characters ans most of the people watching this get overly excited by two very big things.

  • anise_punter says:

    Two things I want from this show, neither of which I will get:

    1) The characters to be more like the dad, Hotaru’s attempts to be zany and/or surreal mostly fall flat and the other characters are so [intensifier adverb] bland that I can’t move this out of the high 6s low 7s. The skits with the dad are pretty much all of the best ones.

    2) The girl with the nice blonde hair not to look like her face was hit with a bus that had already hit Nurse Witch Komugi that was also strapped to an outward facing bed of nails, the poor thing.