Gibiate #01 — Budgetary Shortfalls

July 15th, 2020


Was this an attempt to make a twenty minute show with the budget of a two minute short?


A lot of shows can get by with a pretty underwhelming budget, but it's an uphill battle for an action show. Especially an action show that also wants to have utterly glacial pacing. Dudes travel through time to a post apocalyptic world full of monsters. You wouldn't think that would need two separate five minute info dumps, but that's what eats up half the episode. The whole back half of the episode is just the two dudes patiently sitting there, being lectured. Doesn't even end on some imminent monster attack or anything. The info dump ends, and therefor, so does the episode.

But it's somehow a stronger part of it than the 'action' scene, which is pathetically bad. It's the kind of fight scene where a dude stands there. Then it cuts to a close up of a claw with speedlines. Then an explosion. Then it cuts to the dude in a different location and he explains to nobody in particular that no, despite all appearances, he didn't just teleport (he did teleport), he moved really fast (without moving/being animated at all). Repeat two to three more times and call it a wrap. It's the kind of 'action' that visual novels try to pull. Christ. It's a CGI pig at that, but they can't even animate that moving around.


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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Marmot says:

    Good god. You could have told me this was made in 2002 and I wouldn’t have batted an eye. Hands down the ugliest anime I’ve seen in ages.

    Also the plot sounds like Garzey’s Wing.

  • The Phantom says:

    I thought they were going to take advantage of the Wuhan Corona Virus to make some kind of virus/containment anime, until the scene with the samurai and ninja brought from the past and the godawful fight, rest was just close ups of faces and no animation whatsoever. Many visual novels are way better animated than this.

  • NeclordX says:

    The part that completely disturbed me was the pace or rather the lack of pace or as if some scenes were missing or I don’t know.
    “We are from EDO” “So you are samurai? That’s great, this is the future I will bring you a Katana” WTF? At least a couple of episodes worth condensed in less than 30 seconds

    • Anonymous says:

      I know, right? not even a token “the stress of the world ending must have driven this men crazy. They seem nice and its better to stick together so I will play along”

  • Anonymous says:

    Whats with the green seeping into stuff, its like bad green screen. Im flashing back to the first K anime bit more and it will fall into hand holders.

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