October 25, 2009

Keisatsu Sensha Tai TANKS S.W.A.T. 01

Today's Mystery Meat is "Keisatsu Sensha Tai TANK S.W.A.T. 01". I downloaded it for bonus points. (By the way, I'm over 19,000 bonus points as of this morning.)


It's rendered, not drawn, and the figures don't look good and don't move smoothly. And the tanks don't quite make sense to me. It's a bit like Kemeko, in the "How in hell do they fit in there?" kind of way.

Some of the characters are androids.Two of the cops are named Yuni Puma and Ana Puma, and they are androids. They have cat ears.


It's 29 minutes long, and a stand-alone story. It seems to be a case of them really trying to do something their technology didn't really permit. The rendering just doesn't look very good. The character designs are unconvincing. It's also a no-name cast.

It could have been reasonable with about twice the budget, but then what show can't you say that about? For a show that came out in 2006, the 3D is really surprisingly crude. It isn't that the tools didn't exist by then, it's that they were too expensive. This whole show reeks of corner cutting.

Definitely not recommended.

UPDATE: Yes, I know where it came from. And what else came from the same source.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Mystery Meat at 11:42 AM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 As long as it doesn't sour you on classics like Patlabor, it's all a useful experience and yardstick of garbage.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at October 25, 2009 03:44 PM (/ppBw)

2 Eh, they managed it with Appleseed even earlier (which looks a little odd, but quite nice). There's no reason this couldn't have been that good except for budget.

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at October 25, 2009 03:48 PM (pWQz4)

3 Ugh, Masamune Shirow...

Posted by: Jaked at October 25, 2009 06:44 PM (EjkUJ)

4 Gee, thanks, Jaked.

Posted by: Toren at October 25, 2009 06:48 PM (0DfDa)

5 *spit-take*

*uncontrolled laughter*

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 25, 2009 07:12 PM (4Mcos)

6 Wow...those character models are spending their day fishing in the river running through the bottom of the uncanny valley.

Posted by: CatCube at October 25, 2009 07:44 PM (4WWhC)

7 They're no where near the uncanny valley. If you see them in motion, that becomes clear. The models and rendering are sub-standard, but the animation of the models is really dreadful.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 25, 2009 07:55 PM (+rSRq)

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