Moving onwards now into more Spring 2014 with Brainhill in the Darkness, CAPTAIN EARTH and Akuma no Riddle (a.k.a. Lesbian Assassins).
Brainhill in the Darkness
Yes, I know it’s not called that, but really, it’s easier this way that Brinehilder or something.
No really. Why do we, as the audience, have to give a damn about this Kuroneko without a whim, right at the start of the show. Just because she’s a loli with three moles on her armpits and she died tragically? It’s just overall boring and a bit much to make the audience do that much on the get go.
Oh and speaking of her, not-Kuroneko spouts oohominous predictions of death. In the blandest way possible, and Bland-kun reacts the same way. I mean, come on! Show some more tension and immediacy befitting the situation.
And speaking of not-Kuroneko, obviously her mental age is around 5 years old. Great. This apparently turns people on.
Status: depends on next episode. Score: 5/10
A THIRD OF THE EPISODE IS DEDICATED FOR THE COMBINE SEQUENCE OF A HUMONGOUS MECHA!!! Hell yeah, this is anime! I love anime!!!
One thing that’s immediately obvious is how beautifully and well animated this show is. It screams “high budget” in almost every frame. And almost immediately it gave off this Eureka Se7en vibe (not AO), but that must be the nostalgia talking though. And three overall faction: one faction consists of moon people powered by sex drive; one faction has three space stations dedicated to Earth’s defense, but more importantly facilitate THE TRANSFORMATION OF A HUMONGOUS MECHA!!!; and another faction is ooohIlluminaticreepy shadow human faction bent on… making humanity die? Regardless, this points to be a great show; maybe best not-Stardust Crusader Spring 2014 show, even!
Status: definitely watching. Score: 8/10
Akuma no Riddle
This is a weird one. I don’t particularly feel like I want to continue, but not like I want to drop it immediately. Stylistically, it’s kind of amazing. I guess making a comparison to Danganronpa is fair, for the art style and the theme for it: in that it’s a school where a bunch of kids are expected to kill a target. Only this time all of them are trained, mentally unsound and insane assassins. That Haru girl must be the worst of them all, obviously.
I want to have this grin:
but not feeling anything at all to latch on to kind of makes it hard.
Status: watching. Score: 6/10