Today is the last day of 2007, and time I make my fashionably late entrance. Just like Guchuko.
1. Moeblobs pop out of fridge
2. Moeblobs cause shenanigans
No, seriously. That’s what happens. Potemayo and Guchuko are presumably some sort of inter-dimensional being hell bent on taking over our world, and they come here through the Moriyama family’s fridge. Having arrived, they realise that they are in fact incredibly cute and instead of trying to take over the world they decide to do cute stuff for food and shelter and boundless affection. Because being loved is so much better than being feared, not that I don’t fear Guchuko’s cute little scythe and laser shooting croissant hair accessories/death dispensers.
Why you should watch this show
I wonder how many people dismissed it initially because of its childish stylings? If you’re one of those people, go watch it NOW. It’s great, for a large number of reasons.
This is most definitely one of them
1) It’s got two literal moeblobs.
2) One of those moeblobs shoots lasers. Pew pew pew!
3) The other moeblob has cat ears.
4) It’s got what is possibly the most annoying voice ever. Also has Kawasumi Ayako and Kugimiya Rie doing not one but TWO loli roles.
4.5) One of which is a reverse trap.
5) Hana Kanazawa. Honi honi pan nya!
6) Whole animal corpses.
Here’s some more substantial reason (i.e. the serious fluff that I write because I think I have to and that you don’t really want to read). Apart from being cute and funny, it’s also really touching at times, and the quantity of each is so perfectly balanced that it never feels too heavy. This is perfectly reflected in what is possibly the best pair of OP/ED this year. The art and character designs are simple but nice, and the animation maintains consistently high quality. Don’t be fooled by its styling that is reminiscent of a lot of children’s anime, its appeal is broad enough to be enjoyed by the entire family, or by a fully grown man watching anime by himself in a dimly lit room (i.e. you).
It’s not a show that’s easy to explain in words, so you should just go watch it.
I really can’t think of anything else to say about this show. Which is just fine, because it’s fluff at its finest. In fact, I feel that it represents 2007 very well – there are a lot of laughs, some wonderful moments, sometimes tear-jerkingly touching, but overall it’s just fluff. A lot like this post, too.
Finally, to really pad out this post, I’m going to give away some “Best of 2007″ awards.
Best “Serious show”: Baccano!, Aniplex
Runner-ups: Seirei no Moribito, P.I.G.; Dennou Coil (barring the inter-chin-etary warfare episode), Madhouse
Best “Comedy”: Potemayo, J.C. Staff
Runner-ups: Minami-ke, Daume; Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei, Shaft
Best “OMFG DID I JUST SEE THAT”: Gurren Lagann, GAINAX
Runner-ups: Gurren Lagann pierces through all its competition with its GIGA DORIRU BUREKA
Best “Trainwreck i.e. it’s too painful but I can’t pull my eyes away”: Code Geass: C.C. of the Pizza Hut, Sunrise
Runner-ups: I managed to pulled my eyes away from other potential trainwrecks, so no runner-ups here.
Best “Meme that No One Will Remember in Six Months”: NICE BOAT, School Days
Runner-ups: Futae no Kiwami, Nico Nico Douga; OMG ODEX SUCKS GIMME MY ANIME, Singapore
Best “Dorama”: Madness? THIS. IS. SINGAPOOOOOOOOOORE (aka Odex), Singapore/Odex
Runner-ups: Darkmirage vs Nyoron subs, Community; OH NOES ANIME IS DYING THE SKY IS FALLING THE WOLF IS COMING, Community.
Best “Shit that Nobody Cares About”: This Award, THAT Animeblog
Runner-ups: I don’t care enough to think of any