Momoko is a beautiful young sword fighter who was born inside a peach (momo in Japanese). She lives with her constant companions—the dog god Inugami, the monkey god Sarugami, and the pheasant god Kijigami—in a peaceful paradise. However, a demon army led by devil king invades the paradise and steals the precious treasure that protects Momoko's land. To retrieve the treasure and save the people, Momoko embarks on a great adventure with her three companions.
This is the best bad anime I've seen in a while. It isn't good. It doesn't really stand out. Due to Momo Kyun Sword's rather shallow exterior and interior, there isn't really a good way to write a long review about it without some filler. Therefore, I'm going to keep this review short. But I'm going to try to recommend that you watch it, despite the low score that I think it deserves.
Here's the story: Follow Momoko, her boobs, and her 3 animal friends as they travel Japan, meeting more boobs and changing costumes along the way. Beware of predictable plot twists and cliches.
The art is colorful, but isn't all that special. Everyone's shoulders and cleavage and various other body parts are blushing at almost all times, unless they are male and are therefore not sexual objects. But who cares about them, right?
The music confuses me, it's usually generic and more annoying than not, but then sometimes I can almost dig it. I was left with a feeling of vague satisfaction coupled with deep disappointment in the sounds in this anime.
Every character falls into some archetype and doesn't expand on it or do anything out of the ordinary. Onihime was my favorite. That's really all I can say here.
Enjoyment: Well, I enjoyed this. I'll explain why, but that's where this review kind of gets long, so if you want to leave off here, just know that it's possible to revel in Momo Kyun Sword's lack of substance, but that doesn't at all make it a "good" anime. It is inherently bad, as (hopefully) evidenced by my brief description of everything about it above. I didn't really leave anything out, I think I've described the entire anime in this review.
Anyway, here's where my "short" review ends, and my "long" analysis of why I enjoyed this anime despite its terrible-ness begins:
This is a very simple-minded anime made with a very simple-minded audience in mind. It doesn't look down on its viewers at all - it puts itself exactly on their level and celebrates the mediocrity. I assume that if you're going so far as to read a review about Momo Kyun Sword, you aren't the type of person it was intended for. So, in order to enjoy this anime, you need to exert some effort. There is no meeting halfway here. You won't be rewarded for your trouble with anything that is at all redeemable by the end of this story. No, for someone that enjoys thinking critically about anime, the only surefire way to make this worth your while is to go all in and lower yourself to the very standards it expects of its audience.
At least, that's what you have to do if you want to enjoy it and also rate it higher than a 3. I, however, enjoyed this anime without respecting it. It was risky though, I very easily could have hated it (still probably giving it a 3, but without the fond memories). All I had to do was start watching this anime, fully anticipating something underwhelming. I know that people say that you shouldn't watch this anime if you're wanting something deep, but I'm going to change this to "only watch this anime if you're wanting something shallow." It's not enough to know that this anime is bad, you have to WANT it to be bad. If you want this enough, you will be rewarded with exactly what you want, and therefore enjoy this anime!
But really, everyone needs a mediocre anime or two under their belt. Not necessarily to accentuate the better anime, although that's not a bad reason. I just kind of like to take a breather, to stay grounded in reality. If I throw in some bad anime along with the exceptional anime, I won't get bored with my favorite medium always meeting my expectations. But that may just be me.
Momo Kyun Sword is a fan service show true and true. Not the greatest of shows in the season, but it has its charm.
The story is based of a Japanese legend or folk tale that I'm unfamiliar with, so I'm unable to comment on how accurate it was or was trying to be. Though I doubt it was the show's main focus. As mentioned before, this is a ecchi fanservice show, so someone who's seen a decent amount of anime will know what that entails, thus I will judge it in the context of a fanservice show.
Story - It's simple, as one would expect from
a show like this. Magic peach shards that hold power are scattered across Japan and it's up to our heroine to get them before the bad guys do. Think Inuyasha but minus 200 something episodes and with no romantic drama.
Characters - There's a colorful cast of characters in this show, though we aren't watching for their personalities, but for their bodies. Still though some character interactions will be enjoyable
Art - This is the most important determining factor for a ecchi show. How good it the actual fanservice? Momo Kyun Sword delivers the goods. Large breasts, skimpy clothes, torn clothes, panties, beaches, hot springs, it has it all. If you love a show with sexy women as the main attraction, then this show won't disappoint you.
Other aspects - There's some pretty good comedy in here. The hot spring episode had me rolling. There's also some fighting. Decent enough for a show whose main focus isn't really fighting, though I wouldn't go in expecting much from either of those if you don't care about the fanservice aspect.
Final verdict - Momo Kyun is, and I hate using this word, pretty generic anime. If you skip it, you won't be missing anything you haven't seen before. If you go in with any strong expectations, you'll likely come out unsatisfied. There's really not much to it, but some people enjoy that. If you're not a fan of the genre of ecchi shows, or have had your fill of it, or simply are looking for something with more substance, then this isn't what you're looking for, but If you do like ecchi fanservice shows, or simply large bounching breasts, sexy demons, and naked women, then go ahead and check this out. You'll get your fill of beautiful women, and might find more that you liked than just that.
[b]Momo Kyun Sword[/b]
The story revolves around a naive Momoko and her 3 animal gods that took care of her and trained her since a little girl.
It was a typical fan service anime, where this group of girls have to find some stones of power so the demons don't control the humanity, where there's little action and a lot of fan service.
[b][u]Art & Animation[/u][/b]
The art on this is very good being a fan service it has to be, for some reason their boobs shines, and the animation is really colorful.
It wasn't something great, it was fine and the ED for some reason was hypnotizing.
They were fine,
it wasn't anything remarkable but the fan service on them was.
It was fine to see the fan service and the colorful art but more than that there wasn't anything.
If you are here for the fan service then don't there are better anime series that has better fan service but this is fine.
A lot of the time, mass media and corporations often exploit one thing in particular. The human libido is a powerful instinct, one which at times could override certain thought processes. We’ve seen it everywhere in the media today, as they try to “sex up” their products or television shows. While at times we all can agree this is okay, since we live in a society where such instincts can run wild at times and even profited off of. The problem with overusing such tactics, is that it could possibly turn off viewers completely. That is what happened with the anime, Momo Kyun Sword.
Sword has many possible genres, but is covered by the umbrella which is the Ecchi genre. Its overuse of boobs and the like is at times just too laughable. Not one episode, but multiple ones are dedicated to pure fan service; even when they are trying to progress the plot at times and be serious they overuse the fan service that comes from every female in this anime. That being said, the story does show some potential.
This world is inhabited by three factions: the humans, the Oni, and the Celestial Maidens. The Oni are considered the evil ones by the other two factions and often cause disruptions for the humans to which the Celestial Maidens need to help with. While this may be the way of life, it all changes with the discovery of the Michimi Peach. This is the power that is said to be the end all power of the world. That is where the story of our large-breasted heroine Momoko comes in as she tries to gather all the pieces. This part is never explained well and will never be explained. A lot of this plot is vague and seems to be just a weaker version of Inuyasha’s plot with more boobs. The pacing always takes a while since they need to add in as many jokes about boobs and panties into everything. At the beginning it’s funny, but then you begin to realize very soon that this is what the anime is in a nutshell. The story will always be sidelined for the fan service and won’t develop as much except for rare scene. The main reason as to why the story falls short is purely because of the characters.
Every male character is a pervert in this except for the occasional few, and every female character is always exploited. This is the common tether that holds this anime together. That being said, some characters break from their one-dimensional mold. This often is in the form of a fetish. Momoko and Onihime at times break apart from the obvious ecchi fanservice that the anime is going for and evolve in a sense. Momoko learns more and more about who she is and we see her develop more of an understanding as to why she fights. The same goes for Onihime, the princess of the Oni if the name wasn’t as obvious. That being said while a lot of the characters try to be serious at times, their character personalities and designs are only used for cheap ecchi and bad sexual comedy. Even in the end a lot of characters give you the feeling of “Why were you here in the first place?” which should never happen in a successful anime to supporting characters.
The blush…on every female character to accent their skin is just an eyesore. Its overuse almost makes them look like Oompa Loompas at times at its just not appealing. Every female character has one of two designs: their boobs are huge in order for fanservice, or their boobs are small for a cheap joke. This being said the designs beside the overly sexualized points are interesting, but again some are just clothed to attract certain “looks” and for certain fetishes. The animation itself was fluid and not half bad, until they take away from that in order to show a breast, or a butt. The camera shots were everywhere and you knew where its obvious priority was.
The obvious shortcomings travelled from animation to sound as this is where it is the most grating. The ending song was sung horribly especially near the end, while the opening song wasn’t half bad. Some of the OST was alright, but repetitive. The truly horrible part of the sound was the voice acting. Sure, you can argue some do a pretty good job, while others are just given lines because their character is in the scene. The amount of yelling, moaning, and just overall guttural sounds just took away from the whole experience. I mean sure, it is meant to enhance the over sexualized nature of the show, but still this was not the anime to start off with in your career to show your depth.
This experience has been a true downhill ride. While the premise was good, it would’ve been good if they kept it up. Sadly everything goes horribly even in the end as far as plot development. The character designs were interesting but flawed as well as the characters themselves with a few exceptions. The sound just couldn’t hold up and often faded to the background or rose to the foreground for some yells. I did not enjoy a single moment of this ride and surely will never buy a ticket ever again.