|This pun is different in Japanese.|
|I don't get it either. I really don't.|
|3 out of 5 stars|
|This is Neko-sensei. Obey the cat.|
|I have no idea what this title is parodying.|
And now I've probably bored you to tears.
|Hey, a parody I get. Dragon Ball.|
Oh yeah. The title of the series, well it means 'deep fried shrimp,' so yeah, there's that too... (Shrimp Tempura).
|Ah-ha. I caught Sailor Moon as well.|
Ebiten is also filled with parody. I got a few of em. I caught the episode themed in Dragon Ball, the episode themed as Sailor Moon, and the K-On episode. That was only about 30% hit rate. I actually feel bad about this. There were a ton of parody's I did not get, or was uncertain if I got them or not. I feel bad. My Otaku flag is shamed.
But you know what is really confusing.
There was a plot. Yes, there was a cohesive and cogent plot the whole time. It's almost perfect in its subtlety.
But the best epsiode, the winner by far, was the OVA episode (happily included in the BD). It was awesome. It did not just break the fourth wall, it kept going... It blew past the 5th, sixth, and more... it was beyond self-referential. It had scenes (Spoiler) that involved characters having conversations with their Voice Actresses. Yeah, it was great.
The series is really a hit or miss kinda show. I enjoyed sections, liked the plot (despite the fact that it was cleverly hidden), and really enjoyed the OVA episode. If you are interested, give it a try. It was not as uproariously funny as Excell Saga was, but it has a better (far better) plot.
|This is not what you are thinking it is.|