Katsu Kaizou is a very gullible, 17-year-old high school student and a believer in science fiction, aliens, ghosts, UFOs, conspiracies, etc. He thinks that everything going on around him is the result of some sort of alien plot to take over the world. Each story is pretty much self-contained and is completely bizarre. Kaizou joins the school's science club, makes new friends, and ends up coming in contact with all sorts of strange things like log people, deadly sushi, pee-blades, scary infections, robot invasions, ghosts, living dolls, and more!
This by far is one of the most unique anime out there. I mean everything is unique, the storyline, the characters, even the animation! This anime can be greatly appreciated by comedy lovers and users who have a passion for let's say 'crazed' storylines. But be warned, most of the comedy in this one are 'dirty', in other words related to sex, and are just weird. Compared to other comedy/gag anime out there this has to be the best.
Now let's take a deeper look at the sound and animation since we identified most of the other areas. I would give the sound a 9/10, since
the OSTs, particularly the opening and ending themes were very funny to listen to and they suited this type of gag anime. The art on the other hand was OUTSTANDING, (yes I have to say it caps) since it is so well done and it stands out from other typical artworks. Describing the artwork using words is hard so I'll use weird words like 'crisp' and 'clean' to describe it.
The comedy really had me going there throughout the anime. Its really the king of gags. Enjoyment 9/10
This series is well written, has good artwork, good animation, good characters, and a decent soundtrack. So why only a 7? The reason it's so good, and the reason it's not a 10 is the same: it's a prototype for Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
It's pretty simple really. The characters look, sound, and act like the characters in SZS. The animation, soundtrack, sound effects are all similar for obvious reasons. The quirky randomness is the same. The way the story seems to take place at school, but the characters meet around town and engage in silliness is the same.
But as stated earlier, it's a prototype.
As you watch, you can tell Kette ni Kaizou is less mature and sophisticated than SZS. The former has less social commentary(though it does happen occasionally) and replaces it with ridiculousness, sexual jokes, and general being over the top.
Since these connections are so clear, they are constantly in your mind as you watch. I'm sure this was done intentionally to ride on SZS's popularity but that's what's holding it back. It doesn't have it's own identity, and will always be overshadowed by it's better and more successful older(or younger depending on how you look at it) brother. It's still fun, enjoyable, and funny, just not great.
Looking for an anime with the wackiest, silliest, dirtiest humor out there? Want an anime that's so ridiculous and over the top that it would put other comedy anime to shame? Look no further than Katte Ni Kaizou, translated as, "Kaizou Who Does As He Pleases!"
To tell you the truth, the story description on the site is only true for the first two episodes. The whole idea about being a gullible boy with delusions isn't really carried out throughout the rest of the series. Still, it doesn't detract from how ridiculous this anime is.
The art is pretty memorable. Shaft made the characters'
movements very fluid and there aren't too many still frames throughout this anime. Both animation and art were very well done.
Weirdass opening and weirdass ending (very catchy ending theme). Both fit well with the show and as for the actual OST, it was quirky which fit with the overall mood of the show.
Very flat and one dimensional characters. It's really not a big deal though because this isn't what the show is focused on (it's gag-based and wants to make you laugh). The characters were there for the sake of being there and fit their roles pretty well for the most part. Want development? This show says, "Fuck it. Let's have as much fun as we can with weird ass gags."
Overall Enjoyment: 10
For what this show is, it succeeds in being hilarious. It's unique, quirky, and the weirdest anime I've ever seen. Highly enjoyable if you want to laugh or if you're looking for something different.
Would I watch a sequel?
Sure, why the hell not? XD
art-original and stands out
sound- crisp and clear. Characters personality was matched by the voices.
art-very white. I am guessing they were going for either a highlight for the characters or wanted each character to have highlights in their hair. Yet, there was real benefit in doing that. There was nothing gained nor lost. I suppose it makes for an easier identification in random anime shows casts. For me, it would have been more pleasant on the eyes if they ditched it. Lastly, the haircut art designs were somewhat copied and pasted in. Do you recall bowl haircuts? if not, they are
circular cuts that are the borderline of a male needing a trim or a girl with short hair. That is fine for a character or two but that was not the case here. Which lead to a whom is that? oh... yeah. Not a very unique character per character attribute.
sound- This anime is best known for it's spin on events whether modern or in the past. I am fine and down with learning different approaches to things. Yet, unless i am watching via a dvd i wont be able to grasp its constant rambles. I am fine with a thing or two of knowledge followed by a short break but rambling? I mean, Rome wasn't built in a day. If it was... can you imagine what the workers would be like?
p.s. plot was left out because this anime rather than doing chapters did mini stories. I felt grading the plot in regards to one or two shows would be slightly biased.
all in all. If you don't mind glare or learning new things about things you thought you knew it is worth catching. But, be warned... You will need to loop constantly to grasp the entire thing.