Looking for anime that doesn't feed the disease is becoming akin to finding a politician that is not corrupt. To satisfy this desire, I find myself looking at anime I didn't get to the first time around, and here we wind up with Ixion Saga DT; one that will go down in infamy as setting a new bar for the wrongest of the wrong parodies out there which is what this review will be about.
Ixion Saga DT is your generic story of a man summoned to another world to save the...
Wait, did he just DO that?! OH! That shit looks like it hurt! Holy shit, dude, that dude just got....and the hits just keep on coming! Oh the pain! The fuck?! He just...that's wrong dudes, that's wrong! Mercy! For fuck's sake, mercy!
There's been a glut of really good series coming out this spring season. Seems like every time I grab a new title, I find a new awesome story. So my expectations were high when I read the basic idea on Seto no Hanayome. Boy goes on vacation... boy drowns... boy gets saved by mermaid. Now, there's one minor problem... Mermaid's parents are Yakuza, and there's a law about land dwellers seeing mermaids in their true form and living... they don't. Right up until we get to the parents, the idea was pretty basic. Pretty much a standard Little Mermaid tale. I wouldn't have spent the time to download it, if that had been all... but the extended premise looked interesting.
Somewhere out there is a little yellow Vespa scooter that's got more miles on it than the Starship Enterprise, and riding it is a madwoman who likes to do Hendrix impersonations on people's foreheads. If you're having trouble picturing the two together, don't worry, because I can almost promise you that the effect is intended - FLCL doesn't make sense until you've watched all the way through it at least three times - and then only if you're really, really paying attention. Despite numerous attempts by friends to get me to watch FLCL, and the easy availability thanks to CN's surprisingly lightly edited version, I actually avoided watching Furi Kuri for a fair while. For all outward appearances, after all, it was in the same category of 'humor' as shows like Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Home Movies, Southpark - indeed, FLCL even has a few scenes that directly mime Southpark's 'animation' - and so on. When I finally DID get around to watching, though, I was pleasantly surprised.