July 16, 2010
So another archeological expedition into my torrent download directory finds "Needless", which I only vaguely remember.
Word was that it wasn't any good, I do remember that. But what was it?
Well, it wasn't any good. Now I know that from first person experience. I got half way through the first episode and gave up.
It's the 22nd Century. At the beginning of the 21st Century there was a full-scale nuclear war, and it seems that the countries which were lobbing nukes around made sure that all the countries that didn't have nukes got hit, too. That means Tokyo, in particular.
A hundred years later and things have recovered a bit. Sort of. Possibly as a result of radiation, there are now certain people who have unusual powers. They're known as Needless. Our hero is a boy named Cruz who lives in the "Black Spot", the large crater which was formed by the bombing in Tokyo.
The art style and general wackiness of this series are clearly copied from (or stolen from) Gurren Lagann. And like Gurren Lagann there's a hyperactive character who is stupid and annoying. Her name is Eve Neuschwanstein and the only thing to recommend about her is that she's curvy. But it only took me about 3 minutes of exposure to the character to decide I didn't want any more. She needs a muzzle.
The mood is schizoid. Cruz is describing how he was involved in an attack by 400 members of the resistance, attempting to assassinate the head of Simeon, a pharmaceutical company. He's the only survivor. And then Eve beats him up, in the worst sort of stylized tsundere violence. Ick.
His introduction to her was when she ran him over with her motorcycle. I don't suppose there's any hope that she dies early, is there? I don't intend to keep watching to find out.
Posted by: BigFire at July 16, 2010 09:48 PM (gtW9K)
Posted by: ubu at July 18, 2010 08:44 PM (GfCSm)
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