April 06, 2011

Sengoku Otome Momoiro Paradox -- ep 1

I bet you've been asking yourself, Why hasn't anyone done for the Warring States Era of Japanese history what Koihime Musou did for the Three Kingdoms era from Chinese history? Which is to say, to turn it into an anime and convert all the main characters into girls and women, most of whom have big boobs?

Haven't you been asking yourself that? Well, they've done it, and it's called Sengoku Otome Momoiro Paradox. And they've even included a modern ditzy joshikousei as the audience-viewpoint character.

This is an awesomely stupid show. I started skipping within minutes. And to get some idea of what the show is really about, all you have to do is look at the ED, which consists of all the main characters, nude, with slight censorship.

Like Rio: Rainbow Gate, this show is based on art and characters originally created to decorate pachinko games. And like Rio, they're using it as an excuse for fan service, because there isn't really anything else they can do with it.

The only intelligent line in the entire show is from the joshikousei, who at one point asks, "Why are they all girls?"

Utter waste of time. Unlike Rio, the fan service isn't even all that good.

UPDATE: Wonderduck, your next show to review just called.

UPDATE: I wonder if this show has fallen afoul of the same broadcast channel that ran Saki? The protagonist has an unreasonably short skirt, yet we never see any hint of panties. Will this be another where we come to doubt that she's wearing any? There were a couple of scenes where I surely began to think that was the case.

By the way, I'd be offering you frame grabs except that none of the apps I need for that are installed on this computer.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Anime at 04:50 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 Wonderduck, your next show to review just called.

Aw c'mon!  Not only did I do Rio Rainbow Gate!, but I'm a Cubs fan, too.  Haven't I suffered enough for one lifetime? 

Fine... lemme take a look at it.  grmblgrmblgrmblerazzenfrazzen...

Posted by: Wonderduck at April 06, 2011 06:29 PM (W8Men)

2 >I wonder if this show has fallen afoul of the same broadcast channel that ran Saki? The protagonist has an unreasonably short skirt, yet we never see any hint of panties.

No, not at all. This is a "style" in itself. There are artists who are known to draw all characters this way, as much as possible, such as Eeji Komatsu, the illustrator of Maburaho.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eeji_Komatsu

Posted by: cuc at April 07, 2011 06:44 AM (qDz7f)

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I bet you've been asking yourself, Why hasn't anyone done for the Warring States Era of Japanese history what Koihime Musou did for the Three Kingdoms era from Chinese history? Which is to say, to turn it into an anime and convert all the main characters into girls and women, most of whom have big boobs?


Nope.
You see I saw Ikkitousen so the question I've been asking myself is "Will others learn from that mistake and avoid making it again."

I gather the answer is no. 

Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat histories mistakes.

Of course there are those who do study history but CHOOSE to repeat histories mistakes....but with chicks.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at April 07, 2011 09:02 AM (EJaOX)

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The protagonist has an unreasonably short skirt, yet we never see any hint of panties.

Perhaps it's because a rip in the fabric of time exists under their skirts that leads to the Showa era.

It crossed my mind to watch this, since I usually try at least one fanservice show per season, but I'm having a hard time committing to this one. I really need the naive earnestness of something like Rio to make it through such a series, but so far I haven't read anything that says this show's got it.

Posted by: wahsatchmo at April 07, 2011 09:40 AM (r4uXE)

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My guess is that Softeni is going to be the choice fan service show for this season.

...if you can get past the fact that all the girls are in middle school.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 07, 2011 11:04 AM (+rSRq)

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Brickmuppet, you say that Ikki Tousen is a failure, but it's made a lot of money. 4 anime series, the manga, countless statuettes, lots of other merchandising...

The way the studios score it, it's a huge success.

I, myself, have purchased six statuettes based on the series, out of a total of ten that I own.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 07, 2011 11:20 AM (+rSRq)

7 I did not say it was a failure, It spawned a sequel. However, given the premise that the whole of the anime industry exists to produce things I like, it must be counted as a mistake. I found it boring, pretentious and annoying, though the character designs do lend themselves to...extended....study.


Posted by: The Brickmuppet at April 09, 2011 10:23 PM (EJaOX)

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