|Fight - Ippatsu, Juuden-chan.|
It's best just to click and read on...
|This image first. Before the really weird / unsettling stuff.|
|Urine? Really? We're going to chose that as a motif?|
|2 out of 5 stars|
|This was something that I never got used to... ever.|
Now I've watched weird before. Mysterious Girlfriend X comes to mind. That one, while weird, was really really good and you quickly got used to the, umm, eccentricities involved in it. This one... this one is not as easy. It has two things I found hard to adapt to. Both are pictured to the right...
Urine and beating women with baseball bats.
No, I'm not kidding.
|I wish I knew... I really do...|
|Sorry no, she's a Masochist. And disturbingly so.|
Sadly the plot was not too bad. It was not too good either.
|Arresta's outfit is a lot more... unshielded... than Plug's.|
See? This plot actually has a good bit to it.
|This is Plug.|
|I think this is from the not included bonus episodes.|
Enter Arresta Blanket (also, seriously her name). She charges people fast, but does not care to help them. Over the course of the series it is revealed that while Plug gets few charges, she never has repeats. When she helps a person turn their life around, they really do turn it around.
I seriously want to like the show more. It's got a good message and upbeat tone. It's about dealing with depression, overcoming it, avoiding suicide, changing ones life, lending a helping hand, understanding what troubles a person... there are good things here.
But why the damn baseball bat?
And this is yet another series that enjoys it's fan-service. I think I'm a fan service connoisseur at this point. This is something I do not have a problem with, being a connoisseur...
Still nothing gets me past the damn baseball bat.
Or the urine... but mainly the damn bat.
There was another issue with the US release. Not as bad as the problem with Sankarea, if you remember. But still a problem. There are six bonus omake episodes that are more fan-service-y than the main series. These were included in the Japanese DVD but not the American one. Seriously, this series had absolutely zero extras on the DVD. Not a single one on the 2009 DVD release. None...
That is super weird, rather disappointing, and a general all around let-down. What DVD's come with no extras. I get more extras on Doctor Who DVDs than I could ever care to watch. Classic or 2005, doesn't matter they load you with extras. This had none...
The final result is a series that really had a message, had some potential, but was ultimately let down by repetitive baseball bat usage that was not slapstick enough to laugh off.
Maybe it was just me (doubtful), but I could not get past that. It reflects in my rating.