This is my attempt at episodic blogging. I’ll probably do these every Friday until I get bored of it.
This is probably the most generic mecha anime I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen Suisei no Gargantia.
The general philosophy behind Buddy Complex seems to be “We had enough money for one more episode of Valvrave but decided to spend it on an entire series instead.”
Fuck, they copied half the shit from Valvrave (and by extension every anime that Valvrave copied from) just so they wouldn’t have to hire someone to think.
- Random jackass kid becomes a super mech pilot
- Love interest-san “dies” in the first ep (technically “disappears”, but we’ll call that good enough)
- Space war initiated by incompetent villains, few of which can even put up a fight against random high school fuckwits
I don’t think I encountered one original idea in the entirety of the pilot episode.
The worst part is the show could have pretty damn good if the first episode established that we had reason to show concern for the characters’ fates.
Take this scene for example. If MC-kun’s friends were actually killed by the falling gun, it would be established that actions actually have consequences in this universe. But instead we got:
If I don’t have a complex of my own by the end of the series, it’ll be because I didn’t finish it.
Fuck Japan. I hope they drown themselves in a wave of radiation.
Witch Craft Works
Witch Craft Works really doesn’t work. The premise is MC-kun is super special
and the most popular girl in the school is obsessed with him for this reason and has to protect him from evil witches.
The thing is, all the other witches are incompetent, so the plot ends up just as “MC-kun gets in trouble and is then saved because he’s just so fucking amazing that the strongest witch ever wants to protect him”.
I realize I’m bitching past the confines of the first episode, but this ain’t a goddamn episodic blog and I don’t give a shit. That’s just how the series is going to be.
The ED’s cute though, even if the song sucks:
Note that the score you see here is my overall impression of the anime.
And yes, my standards are pretty low right now.
Take that, episodic anime blogs: innovation. Your fucking move.