Akiba Maid War #08 — Battered and Bruised

November 24th, 2022

 

…And why?

Impressions:

Another episode where I feel like the absurdity of the premise doesn't match well with how the characters treat it. Nor has the Random Baseball Episode gotten any better over the years. Samurai Champloo's will always be the one that I think back to as the first time I thought "This is incredibly stupid and completely out of place," and it hasn't gotten any better over the many dozens I've been subjected to since then. Mostly, it makes me wonder how many different costumes they have. Just this episode alone has work, funeral, and baseball uniforms. Maybe your organized crime syndicate needs to start looking at how much money it's spending on tailors.

Anyway, they're told to play baseball against the remnants of the alien group, and are so touched by Nagomi's sportsmanship that they all turn a new leaf. All of them. Both teams. It feels absolutely ridiculous for a character to be endlessly yelling that they need to be good sports not just in spite of the murder of her not-wife, but to properly honor her expectations, but nothing about anything Nagomi said seemed like it was meant to be a joke. Nor was her being completely godawful at baseball. She was just… godawful at baseball compared to every single other person, including the random dancing immigrants they hired, who were probably the high point of the episode.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Joshua says:

    Is there even any sense of coherency anymore in this show? just throwing in a bunch of “wacky” maids into all of these different scenarios, and makes people point at it and laugh isn’t funny. There’s nothing that can constitute punchlines, or development and any pretenses of basic storytelling are almost non-existent.

    Love Flops coincidentally is suffering from this exact same issue. It’s just winging it at this point through trying to throw anything at a wall and hoping that any of it remotely sticks.

  • v1cious says:

    Of course they would find a way to fit deaths into the Baseball episode. I died laughing when they Weekend At Bernies’d the corpses so they could keep playing.

  • DP says:

    The bit with the corpses was funny. I think some people have trouble getting the type of humor this show does, but for those who like that sort of thing, it’s doing great.

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