what i was forced to watch this week #34: detective loki ragnarok

Now, I understand that everyone reads shounen manga magazines. They’re supposed to be for teenage boys, but they have the broadest demographic appeal of the different types of manga magazines. I get that. What I don’t get are the series like Detective Loki Ragnarok.

While we’re at it, I’ll throw in series like Pandora Hearts and Kuroshituji. Seriously, these are meant for teenage boys? Just look at Loki:

adorable/rapeable shota with adorable mascots!

adorable/rapeable shota with adorable mascots!

The main character is an adorable shota with a cuddly doggy. He’s not particularly energetic or hotheaded like most shounen heroes, even younger ones that are around 12 years old or so. Compare him to Detective Conan. Where Conan is goofy and nerdy looking, Loki is some adorable, almost wan shota. Or, if you compare him to say, Negi Springfield, at least he’s surrounded by nubile naked girls (for a while, any way). Series consisting primarily of nubile, naked girls are a pretty standard format for shounen series.

Nope, instead Loki looks like the sort of thing dreamed up by some fujoshi as the sort of thing that she wants to see in a doujinshi where he gets raped by another male character who is twice his age. In the early episodes, Mayura almost feels like a female self-insert character who wants to jump Loki. And while we’re at it, what’s the deal with the Squeenix manga magazine having series like these anyway? I never feel like I see these in Kodansha, Shuueisha, or Shougakukan’s magazines.

Would I watch it even if I weren’t forced? Nah

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16 comments on “what i was forced to watch this week #34: detective loki ragnarok
  1. Koji Oe says:

    I remember watching this show in 2004-2005. It was extremely boring. I could only imagine how you felt about it.

    The good thing about the show is probably the OP and ED songs which I still listen to today. lol

  2. Tama says:

    Can’t say much for the anime but the manga was a bit more interesting. Anime Mayura is a lot dumber than manga Mayura I can say.

    I always thought this show was for the girls… since they have the cute little shota Loki and the bishie adult Loki

  3. Di Gi Kazune says:

    Shotali!! Where are you?!?!

    That is what totali would have looked like. >_>

  4. totali says:

    I look nothing like that…

    …and I dunt wanna be raeped… D:

  5. kakoishii says:

    Call me stupid if you must, but it wasn’t until episode 24 that I realized that Mayura seriously didn’t know Loki and special powers. And then I thought, “wait…seriously?” Mayura’s dimwittedness aside it was a fun throw away series from two summer’s ago.

  6. Di Gi Kazune says:

    Not even raeped by lolis?

  7. Di Gi Kazune says:

    Ack! Shotali found my hidden blog. Since it is not so hidden now, might as well make the soft opening. >_>

  8. micchan says:

    So I’m the only one who can’t help but read the name of this show as “detective loli ragnarok”?

    Pointless anime, I thought at some point its a sorta-parody like bandit king jing, but I think it’s just plain lame (what a coincidence, so is jing!). I also thought that it was some sorta digimon-pokemon-bayblade-bakugan [anyone know this? saw a commercial and was FTW]-anime prologue that will have it magical-save-the-world tournament grand opening next episode (don’t ask me why).

  9. Di Gi Kazune says:

    You realise that shotali is Shota + totali as opposed to shota + loli?

  10. Eriksson says:

    I distinctly remember seeing the first episode of this some years ago. Somehow I never got around to caring to watch the rest of it. I don’t think I ever figured out what it was about.

  11. Hinano says:

    I have to say that the manga wasn’t really about anything either. I think the entire concept is “let’s take Norse gods and turn them into bishies and shotas who like to hunt mysteries in their spare time.” That’s about it.

  12. Ice says:

    The opening and ending was what I really remember.
    Also how all seriousness of the ending was killed by the 5-year-old background. ^^;

  13. Ham says:

    3.5/5.0

    It was some standard work from studio deen, before fate stay night. Basically, it’s a show of shouta and some cute girls. I don’t know why I like it. Its nowhere close to tactics though.

    I love the drawing and bought the DVD finally.

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