The Outcast #06 — Thanks, Peanut Gallery!

August 13th, 2016


It's the flashes of almost doing things right that get to me.


You made it so far this episode without an asinine flashback, but couldn't go the whole distance, could you? Not that it was smooth sailing up to that point. I have absolutely no idea what any of the side girls were doing in this episode, either the ones that kidnapped him at the end of last episode who spent the entire episode standing in the corner and staring, or the one who attacked the female lead before unceremoniously being dropped from the episode about six or seven minutes in. For every time they had a character start a fight without a long announcement of the specifics of their powers, they had to have a cutaway to discuss the politics of the situation.

And after starting out by animating the fights, as soon as Vegeta stepped in, he did the whole "I'm so powerful, I can just stand here, doing absolutely nothing, and you can't touch me," which is the laziest and utterly garbagest way to attempt to frame a chracter as strong. This was followed right up by our protagonist going Super Saiyan 2, complete with electricity powers after a long, whiney bitchfest where he announced all his teenage angst. All he needed was a quick three sentence pep talk and bam. New powers and power level, all done by characters standing around, grunting, while the peanut gallery explained how awesome things were. The things we weren't even seeing because we were focusing on the peanut gallery. And even when we did see them, was just two characters standing impassively while their auras/lightning auraed/lightninged.

Next Episode:

God. Another angst episode?

Posted in The Outcast | 3 Comments »

3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • jingoi says:

    Hurrah, bare oppai next episode.

  • Longing says:

    “It’s the flashes of almost doing things right that get to me. ”

    Honestly I don’t even know where you see those flashes. This show has stiff dialog, a chugging plot that seems to make no sense, and terribly clichéd characters. Most of the “important” moments in the show are so melodramatic that it’s hard to take seriously. All this show has after that is its fight scenes, and plenty of other shows this season beat out its animation.

    • DP says:

      I enjoy the female lead. Her Sadako-like lack of sex appeal and her possessive confidence her “apprentice” is entertaining in low doses (like once a week).