For those who really want to know what happened in this episode, you can try reading another anime blog. I will skip through to the thoughts and impressions sections to tell me why this show is by far one of the most terrible first episodes I ever watched for a very very long time.
The source material was eroge, but it should stay there as eroge and never had transcended into anime in the first place. If I have my way. One of the major flaws in the first episode is that it makes little pretense whatsoever to transit the eroge material into anime, making me feel like I am simply watching animated dialogue and CG packs. That shouldn’t be anime. An anime either tells a story, develops a character or provides some stupid fanservice that I care little about. I am not going to hate on it that much for fanservice because there are enough anime fans who actually enjoy seeing pantsu and all. I don’t understand, I ain’t gonna try but at least that means the anime has some merit. This, I really cannot see how anyone can consider this good.
That said, it really feels like this should have just been a hentai OVA. It is seriously lacking in the character personality section, with the main characters either nondescript and plain annoying to the point that I wish this was a tentacle anime. I mean, they have all the money to make the animation pretty top notch but couldn’t pay some pennies to find a director, scriptwriter or producer who can actually think and weave out some random stuff that can hold my attention for twenty minutes? I mean, even K-on knows it has little story or plot, but makes sure that the personalities are interesting enough. I don’t like it, but I can see why people like it. This Campanella crap? Not really.
To provide a better understanding of how much fail this series is, here’s a time line of what happened during the viewing between me and 13sugars.
00:35 – Impz: Oh, the graphics is good
01:00 – 13sugars: What is the source material for this by the way?
01:20 – Impz: It should be eroge, if I remember what I wrote for the summer season preview.
04:00 – 13sugars: This would really be good as a hentai series. It’s boring me though.
04:35 – Impz: I was already playing my football manager 2010, and lost interest. Maybe we should find the hentai CG pack for this game?
05:00 – 13sugars: Ok.
05:13 – Impz: Now, I wondered how I am going to even review on this.
I lasted 5 minutes and 13 seconds. I did let the show continue to run until it ends, but I wasn’t really concentrating too much (except to find the CG pack). My wife was, and said it was a good animation with nothing inside. Cotton candy, but just less sweet?
don’t deny that the animation is very well done, but it is not even fluffy. Fluffy means that there is at least a little bit of substance (despite being a bit cheesy and all) but it is to the point in which I cannot even be bothered watching it after the first minute. Seriously, when has anime gone down this dark road that we have to watch such crap like this? Thank god that this is rare and there are always redeeming facts on an anime for most recent seasons. I will say this is one to thrash in the rubbish bin, unless they start showing boobs and pantsu and whatever fanservice they can conjure. If not, I really wonder if there is even a single target audience for this.
The stupid, maybe.
Recommendation: 1/10 (Horrendous first episode that is a big pretty piece of nothing. Avoid at all costs)