terrible animation caught red handed!
So as I mentioned in my last post, there has been a change of direction! Indeed the new director who has replaced Kon Chiaki is Kamegaki Hajime. The thing is though, unlike what we previously thought he actually takes over as of episode 24 not 21! You can definitely tell the difference starting with the really bizarre character designs!
Lawl. Ready for more? The horrors continue after the jump!
So I half assedly watched Akikan today. It was the last episode. It was just as retarded as I expected. The Mix Juice girl was named “Miku” and her “owner” happened to be the cat that always sits on top of Kakeru’s apartment In order to add more “harr” to the whole Miku/Mix Juice thing, they actually had Hatsune Miku guest performing along with the singer for the ending theme in this week’s episode. What’s sad is they kept their low budget shitty animation until the very end. Not even did they improve in the last episode I wonder if things will look better in the OVA though!
So, after 5 seasons, 5 movies, and 2 OVAs, you still haven’t had enough Slayers? There’s still Lost Universe! At first, I was going to joke that Lost Universe was just “Slayers In Space” based on the same author, same character designer, same lightsaber, and a bunch of the same cast. After reading Wikipedia, it turns out that Lost Universe is actually set in the same universe as Slayers, just that it’s a “lost universe”.
Lost Universe wasn’t as fun as Slayers, nor were the characters really memorable in any kind of way, again unlike Slayers. This might make Lost Universe sound pretty bad. Well, Lost Universe has one big advantage that Slayers did not have: SPACE BATTLES. They’re sporadic during the episodic first two-thirds or so (you know, how lots of 90′s anime don’t introduce a multi-episode plot until the end of the run), but once the plot time starts OH MAN! There is more than enough seat-spinning-around to talk about the shields or enemies or the radar or whatever.
Would I watch it even if I weren’t forced? While I was bored during the non-plot beginning, once we got into spaceship mode I breezed through the last 8 or so like whoa.