English: Spelunker Is a Teacher
Mar 16, 2011
G - All Ages
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5.201 (scored by 1,109 users)
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SynopsisThere's a new teacher in town—Spelunker! This unusual man is anything but a typical instructor, giving speeches about traffic safety to the students, reacting strangely to a humidifier, and enjoying lunch— albeit with ample condiment mishaps. With such a bizarre new role model to learn from, Spelunker's students will never be the same!
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"Risk my life" by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi
Ending Theme"Koi wa Tanken (恋は探検)" by Kana Ueda
OK, first of all, I could not help but to notice the number of people who actually finished this half hour OVA (500 and something). The 8 guys or chicks who scored this with a 10 must have never watch a single comedy show, anime or not, in their short pre-teen lifes.
Spelunker Sensei does not deserve such a note, neither a big review, so I'm gonna be short:
Spelunker Sensei is a failed OVA containing 30 minutes of short jokes in the traditional random anime style. The characters are poor, the budget surely did not help in the art and sound department, and the premise, which could have been entertaining if well developed, was poorly handled by the producers.
Some of the jokes were a little bit funny, but most were pretty dumb and not good enough to be called "good non-sense humour". It's hard to understand what did Spelunker Sensei try to say to its viewers, especially when the main character seems to be constantly dying with no aparent explanation. Sure, this is a reference to a game from 1983, in which dying was as easy as taking baby from a child. But there was no particular care in this OVA to let the viewer understand this. Would that be so hard? However, this show did not have a hard time turning 30 minutes of my life into a boring moment which I will never forget, right next to Pale Cocoon and Shiki.
So, I decided to score Spelunker Sensei with a 3. Don't like it? Me neither :D
RATING THE ANIME:
Story - 5
Art - 4
Sound - 4
Character - 1
Overall - 3 read more
This is going to be my first review, and I'll tell you now that it aint going to be a positive one.
Unless you've seen every legit anime you've got access to, or, like me, had an overtake of curiosity from the number of users who've watched this; I don't see ANY reason why someone would waste 30 precious minutes of their time watching this.
Story - 3
I liked the mini divisions of narration, but only the fact it incorporates that idea. It took several minutes for me to realise it was suppose to be comedy - SUPPOSED, and a couple more to realise I wasn't going to laugh even once by the end of it. The humour was that dry.
Art - 5
Legible. Enough said.
Sound - 5
Hey the music overall wasn't so bad, I suppose everything else just ruins it.
Character - 3
Again; legit, suitable, although I hold strong distastes for the not-so-fascinating protagonist who reminds me of my maths teacher when he tries to be funny.
Enjoyment - 1
The only moment I wasn't bored was when the streaming video loaded.
Overall - 2
I'll take the average score for this, I mean there could be people who like this sort of stuff and I don't want to be THAT critical. read more
Delivering comedy poking fun at the very games they're based on, these two series give a few chuckles to fans and newbies to either series. This is delivered in short quick bursts based around joke repetition and variation, so good for casual viewing.
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