Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Final Impression - Getsumen to Heiki Miina

Okay, I’m finally dropping this series – it took me 6 episodes to do it – more than half the season. The well just ran dry. It was a fanservice anime, running on gag and scantily clad bunny girls and that’s not enough for my time. It’s kind of like poop – it’s all the extra stuff that you don’t need.
This is a Final Impression – it’s sort of like a review, only I haven’t finished the series. I decided there should be a formal farewell for the shows I’m dropping. After all, there’s a reason I’m dropping them. I try to pick shows I won’t drop, but, you never know, do you?
These are the problems I had with Getsumen to Heiki Miina:
The use of women as stuffed bunnies.
I remember an anime blog colleague pointing out the millions of dollars spent to attach giant carrots onto a girl’s butt. Mina and the other Miinas basically are a device to be used for convenient camera angles and breast jiggles, not characters. Even the non-bunny faces we know are just stock characters.
Let’s face it (I had to) after a while milk-tasting mediocre, gags just aren’t enough to satisfy. After a while it’s just useless, even annoying. Also, don’t expect character development from a fanservice anime.
There is such a thing as too bizarre a concept. In fact, if a writer’s not careful, a weird concept without enough reality to tie down the reader/watcher will be confusing or fall flat.
Concept: (4/10)
Writing: (5/10)
Characters: (7/10)
Animation/Art: (7/10)
Voice Acting:
Enjoyment: (6/10)
Total: 60.84/100
Content Warning:
This is the kind of anime that will put a camera anywhere near a convenient place around its girl characters. Expect jiggling breast, skimpy outfits, and weapons smashing down on certain body parts. There’s lot of slapstick and other gags.
Lucky Star, Pani Poni Dash, Android Ana Maico 2010, Kannagi, Love Hina, Mezzo DSA, Rec, Sailor Moon, Seto no Hanayome, 2x2 Shinobuden, Hayate the Combat Butler,

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