I’m going to stay committed to blogging this series whether it’s a good or TERRIBLE episode. This one I think falls in the latter half yet again. Well some parts weren’t too bad, but the whole premise of the episode and the execution was done so poorly that I almost kicked my monitor.
Anyways, in other news, I got a chance to watch episode 2 of
Pantsu Strike Witches and I must say that it’s getting slightly better. They aren’t flashing ass and crotch in your face every 2 seconds anymore and the action sequences are kind of cool. I probably won’t blog it (unless anyone wants it blogged) as I’m losing my drive to blog and there’s not much material to blog on the show anyways. For now, I’ll just remain blogging TLR and my small portion of the Natsume posts with Maipeisu.
On another random note, I was looking up a word in my handy dictionary and stumbled across the word “anime”. At first I was impressed to actually see the word in there, but was quickly disappointed when I read the definition. Keep in mind that this dictionary was published in 2001, but it’s still amusing.
“A style of animation marked by colorful art, futuristic settings, and violence.”
Gee, why not just put sex, nudity and killer lolis in there too while you’re at it. -_-
Earth gets a visit from an ally of the Devilukes, Prince Kata. As Lala is the only Deviluke royalty on Earth, she must meet with him along with a few locals of the planet; those locals being Rito and Haruna. Kata explains that he’s on Earth to do some hunting on Earth. Everyone is dragged into the hunt as well and are required to use nothing but primitive technology such as stone axes and boomerangs.
Haruna is captured by a giant ape named Ginga Kong and Rito is dragged off by Amazons before he could save her. The Amazons apparently want Rito to become their husband since he “proved” his bravery and manliness against the giant ape. Right when Rito is about to give up his man-juices to the Amazons, Lala arrives on the scene and tries to stop them. Lala manages to fight off a few Amazons but is subdued when they manage to grab her tail.
Haruna arrives shortly after with Ginga Kong and chases away the Amazon tribe. Just as Rito and Haruna were about to reunite, Ginga Kong tosses Rito away in jealousy and Lala and Haruna go chasing after him. When they arrive back in Kata’s spaceship, Haruna is awarded the trophy for being the best hunter by being able to control Ginga Kong.
Possibly the only redeeming shots of the entire episode and one’s not even part of this episode.
There are so many problems with this episode that I don’t even know where to begin. First of all, the part where Lala gets revealed as an alien to the rest of the school was really lame and the way everyone reacted was very anti-climatic. I mean she’s a freaking alien, and all they do is basically go “Oh, okay.”
Another problem is all of the useless, one-time, characters they’re bringing in. I’m not sure, but I think this Prince Kata guy got about many five minutes of screen time at most and probably won’t show up ever again.
I don’t want to know who came up with the idea to put them in a prehistoric environment with giant apes and even Amazons.
Anyways, next week seems like it’ll be a Run centered episode. Maybe it’ll actually be good… maybe.