Taboo Tattoo #08 — Crunchy

August 22nd, 2016


All you can eat buffet this week.


After that sappy introductory bit, it wasn't a big surprise that Whose-His-Face got mulched, but I'm a little disappointed to see Whose-Her-Cleavage go, even if that scene would've been more effective had it not been quite so drawn out and telegraphed. She was growing on me… at least until this arc totally sidelined the main trio to be all about Mulch Boy, which this episode didn't really help either for that matter since her mulching came at the very end and her participation otherwise is about the same as any of those random trees people were hiding behind.

Also not great was the weird CGI at the most random points, nor the priness's dumbass "become a god" expositional rant. At least she's villain enough if she can keep this up, as opposed to the fanservice comedy vehicle she was all through her introductory bits. Animal Girl also seems past the point of any kind of protagonist turn, which makes me wonder what all that stuff was with her earlier. I guess we're just seeing that the inconsistency in the writing extends far past just within episodes but to the bigger picture too.

All of that said, this was another really solid, action-packed episode that kept up the action, blood, and gore while refocusing the main characters on antagonists who handed their butts to them in actual antagonistic fashion while personalizing the conflict… and explicitly explained that so that even the slowest in the room got the message. Of course, it then dashed any hopes for next week's episode by the cliffhanger being "And now, an extended flashback!" but I guess it's Japan's thing to piss all over anything and everything that they can with flashbacks instead of just moving the goddamned story and characters forward.

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Neclord X says:

    That was some really confusing set of powers.

    Welp, this series continues with its issues, but eh, at least Main character has to deal with his decisions, and his actions have consequences. You don’t kill the little girl mass murderer cause you don’t kill little girls? Perfect, then she eats your girlfriend. Tough but fair, I like that.

  • LUNI_TUNZ says:

    I must say, I didn’t expect them to kill Tits McGee, or take away Izzy’s arm, so hey, the show’s keeping up the surprises.

    Also, I don’t mind Il not getting a face turn down the line, I was ready to completely give up on her as a major threat after almost all of her WACKY KOMEDYS scenes with Princess, but this re-affirmed her evilness, so that’s something I like.

  • The Phantom says:

    I loved it, I love when a show has the balls to kill named characters and keep the story going, my only concern is at the end a flashback Machine?, I guess we are in for 3-4 episodes of flashbacks for the remainder of the season.

  • Anonymous says:

    I want to see touko alive because she’s seigi girlfriend amd future wife and not only that I need to make sure no one from his childhood days die as well that’s why I’m going ask if I can be on the show so that I bring touko back and insure that no gets hurt ever again.
    Because taboo tattoo is awesome show and I’m going to do whatever it takes to protect the world from the kingdom.

  • Anonymous says:

    Taboo tattoo creators listen I want to be on the show so that I can help seigi and bring touko back because when I first started watching this show it was intense and amazing but when touko got taken away my heart and my smile turned to nothing but darkness and that’s why I’m going to make sure seigi never lose her ever again as long im here.
    From: Adrian Saenz In California Rialto