R-15 09: AIC’s losing it
It wasn’t all that obvious from the start, I’ll admit.
But you wouldn’t need to be an otaku to notice the declining art quality through the episode, right before it became a steep spiral into the domain of amateur doujin artists harnessing the accursed energies of false hope and desperation.
Something is rotten in the state of affairs at AIC.
Plus that frame of Utae-chan is going to give me nightmares if I look at it any longer.
Terrible art alone does not a bad anime make. After all, I did sit through the entirety of Akagi’s pointy noses and 5-spike hairstyles and still enjoyed it immensely.
But Akagi wasn’t a fanservice anime. R-15 is. Much as I appreciate the writers’ efforts at constructing some sort of plot around the oppai, pantsu,and whatever else that wasn’t blinded by the censorbeams, I can’t enjoy my fanservice if it isn’t drawn to basic fanservice standards.
Something is very wrong when a fanservice anime can’t even get their fanservice right.
Also, I didn’t really care much about the Newspaper Circle Chief, and I suspect the animators/writers didn’t either – which might explain why this episode was such a disaster I couldn’t even enjoy it if I was drunk.
Really? Was I supposed to be aroused by the thought of having sex with a ghost? Bear in mind that said ghost seems to be missing the equipment that is most essential to actually having sex.
I don’t even know why there’s a censorbeam there. Without everything from the waist down, how could a ghost even wear pantsu? Or is the censorbeam not hiding a pair of ghostly levitating pantsu but instead the exposed internal organs – AIC needs to satisfy the Guro genre, after all.
(If you don’t know what Guro is, do yourself a favour and never try to find out.)
I’d have been more aroused by the episodic decapitations/dismemberments of female schoolgirls in Blood-C.
Keep the following Taketo-Utae-chan scenes in mind.
There’s a reason why Utae-chan gets to spend so much time with Taketo in this episode.
A Milky Holmes and what I suspect to be a Gyakuten Kenji 2 reference.
Pretty good, considering that I haven’t watched the former or played the latter.
Terrible choice of character shoutouts, mind. I might possibly have been aroused by this scene, if it weren’t for the fact that Utae-chan’s referencing a kindergärtner and Taketo’s referencing a middle-aged man.
Hot 40 year old on 4 year old action. My morality may be shot, haemorrhaging, and in urgent need of a transplant, but that wasn’t the most pleasing of mental pictures.
That’s the first reason for why I couldn’t watch this Taketo-Utae-chan interaction.
The second being that as of the last episode, Fukune-chan has had her True End status confirmed.
Which means that the more Utae-chan action we get, the more Fukune-chan will be dragged through the proverbial emotional bush of thorns. Which is only going to make me hate Utae-chan and feel all the more pained for Fukune-chan’s hurt.
Another forced shoutout. AIC didn’t even bother emulating the famous WRRNG! alert sound properly.
Anybody can make a lame MGS reference. Only a genius could turn that MGS reference into a porn parody, and both Taketo and AIC failed to step up to the challenge.
Again, more Fukune-chan angst.
Note the decreased art quality in the second screencap that makes Fukune-chan look like a man with a distended jaw.
Even the True End Girl can only hold out so long against the budget cuts or alcohol binges or whatever it was that tore up this episode, spat on it, and used the shreds to soak up seeping bodily fluids.
The worst part about this episode? The main mystery didn’t even get resolved.
It was like watching KamiMemo all over again.
So yes, I was greatly disappointed by this episode.
Maybe it’s because I’ve been watching more House MD than anime in the past week, and have reconditioned myself to prefer 3D over 2D, but that still wouldn’t have made up for the absolute catastrophe this episode turned out to be.
I think I need to watch anime with wine again. Some cheap stuff that can be gulped down and rapidly diffused into the bloodstream. It would certainly be easier to down a bottle of bad alcohol than to endure anime of this quality again.
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