"If you love twintails in your heart, anything is possible!" - TailRed
Welcome to the anime of the season. No, of ALL the seasons.
From start to finish, Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu provides perhaps the most deep and thought-provoking story I've ever come across in my anime career. It blows just about all the cult classics out of the water with its originality. The plot revolves around a typical high-school boy named Souji. Or rather he's typical with the exception that he's a diehard fetishist for twintails. Already here we can see that the anime is starting to go down a direction you don't see particularly often.
day, Souji happens to run into a perverted scientist from outer space who gives him a mission. A mission to protect planet Earth from the EVIL HORNY SPACE LIZARDS threatening to steal all the twintails from our beloved homeworld for themselves. Therefore, the girl provides Souji with an epic space-tech gadget which channels his love for twintails into a power capable of transforming him into a mecha-suit-clad red-twintailed loli named TailRed, wielding super powers strong enough to thwart the evil space lizards' immoral assault on the planet. This plot twist was mindboggling to me and left me in awe due to how incredibly unique and well thought-out it was.
Of course a super heroine freedom fighter of justice wouldn't be complete without her band of epic sidekicks present as well, but fear not because Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu delivers absolutely flawlessly in this category as well. You see, as philosophical and interesting as TailRed is as a character, she is not the only masterful heroine this anime has to offer, no sir. Because there is also her loyal compatriot super heroines TailBlue and TailYellow fighting by her side as well! And as shocking as it may sound, they're even appropriately named since their nicknames *also* match the colour of their respective hair! The difference being that TailBlue and TailYellow are actually blessed with being twintailed young women in their natural human form as well, and we all know by now that twintails by default implies that anything is awesome. By adding these two additional super heroines to the main cast, the quality of the show is automatically multiplied by a factor of three, meaning that if the anime wasn't mindblowingly amazing enough as it was, then with this taken into account it suddenly shatters all sorts of records.
But the joyride doesn't stop even there. After all, heroines of justice can only fulfill their roles as long as there is an enemy to fight, and the villains of Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu are of a scale unlike anything you've ever laid your eyes upon before. Since it's common knowledge that twintails are the answer to everything, have you ever heard of a plot so malicious and figuratively dripping with ulterior motives as one where the evil space lizards are literally trying to steal away all the twintails of planet Earth from mankind? And then once the lizards have done so, surely they will be spending their retirement years doing both this and that with their legendary captured hairstyles? The shock and horror this notion fills me with upon merely considering it is on a level entirely of its own. As a result, the conflict between the twintailed warriors and the space lizards feels disturbingly real and manages to captivate the viewers completely during each and every second of the anime's progression.
The production value is no less staggering either. Every time you begin a new episode of this anime and get to hear the opening theme kick in, your heart and soul will get filled with a kind of euphoric tranquility upon being exposed to the beautiful lyrics dedicated to everyone's passion and love for twintails. It is an entirely different level of affection and dedication compared to what you'd ever find in any other anime, and as a result you'll always be right there in the twintail mindset whenever you watch this anime. It is truly a work of art in its own right.
And regarding the visuals, all that needs to be emphasized is the breathtaking character design of our three super heroines, especially TailRed herself. Just one glance at them and your mind, heart and... *other regions* are all going to be virtually bursting with happiness and satisfaction. If you're the type who gets jealous easily however then you might want to take caution as finding yourself being unable to huggle and cuddle with TailRed in person due to the pesky boundaries between fiction and reality can be a heartbreaking experience. What you can do however is tie up your hair into twintails yourself and you can have the peace of mind of knowing that she'll love you like nothing else because of that alone. If only everyone else had a heart as open as hers, there would be so much less malice in this world.
As a whole, Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu is a masterpiece unlike any other and does a massive job at saving the currently declining anime industry. It takes everything you thought you could take for granted in this day and age and flips it up-side-down with a fresh and unique storyline and the most likable heroine cast in anime history. We can only hope that the rest of the anime industry will give this show the attention it well and truly deserves and tries to learn from it, because if they do then Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu might very well be the gateway anime paving the way for what the future of multimedia will look like.
A revolution in the anime industry. Add this to your must-watch-before-you-die list right now and come feel the love. You will not regret it.
"Gonna be the twintails!" is a show created by otakus, for otakus, that makes fun of otakus.
From the get-go, it revolves around an invasion of otaku aliens from another planet who feed off the positive energy humans give through their love. Essentially they are a bunch of perverted losers who leech off of others and ruin people's lives, sound familiar?
Our heroes, a group of twintailed heroines must use their love of twintails to fuel their magical girl powers in order to defeat these monsters, thus saving the human race. Along the way, it's a hilarious journey with perverted humor, (Like gender bending, tentacles
and ecchi scenes) and then just about anything else that you will see in a typical high school comedy anime.
The aliens are COMPLETELY hilarious, the cast is great (Especially Twoearle), and pretty much everyone in the show is necessary, you don't have 50 different characters that are completely irrelevant popping up for 30 seconds just to fill screen time. The voice acting is solid, the theme song is catchy ("LES-CUE!"), and I have no real qualms about the sound. Likewise, the artwork is great and pretty typical of a modern show. (The boobs are exaggerated as hell on tail yellow for comedic effect)
My only qualm with this show was the fact that the story, like any magical girl show bar madoka, was the sheer predictability. While it was entertaining as hell, and did a great job of satirizing anime similar to something like gintama, like gintama the story is kind of lacking, since the point of the show isn't the plot.
While it may not be quite a masterpiece, it's an absolute blast to watch, and I highly recommend it if you're into this sort of show. Anyway, there's two types of people who rate this show poorly, people who either-
A: Don't like this kind of humor.
B: Just don't get the satire.
If you don't enjoy perverted jokes and constant porn references, like Sekotai Yakuindomo, this is not your show. This is a show created to mock the present state of anime, especially the magical girl genre, and it heavily exaggerates perverted scenes in order to make a point. Try not to take this show too seriously.
Ever see power rangers, imagine that with a gender bender premise on which instead of masked hero you get a loli-girl from a student
To be honest there are 3 big points of this anime that it does well the rest are about average.
1. the idea is simple kill the baddies, and it doesn't waste time trying to gather sympathy for the enemy like naruto or bleach or any other thing, the bad guys don't have SOB stories but instead are wacky, perverted monsters and end of the day they get sliced up by girls with weapons and we feel happy about it by
2. There are no serious issues in this anime, it doesn't talk about global warming, get too deeply psychological, or attack some societal flaw it just is about a guy with a god-tier obsession with twin tails trying to protect twin tails and the world but mostly twintails.
3. The fight scenes well it is debatable the animation drops off at some point but you know I think they spent most their budget on this so I do recommend watching up to Drag Guildy then it just flops and flounders.
Side good points include cause they are always pluses for the comedy and just mash up anime.
- Horny mad scientist
- Masochist, Exhibitionist Student President
- A Tsundere who beats other women and not the MC
- A Chuunibyou Mom
- A loli-character wielding a flaming sword (most characters just get a sword)
The Sound is good, the plot could be equivalent to power rangers where it is just monster of the week, and there is fan service coming out by the buckets, it's a harem.
I think I hit most of the points but whatever, take it or leave it, to be honest I had no expectations going into this anime and I was surprised that it is solid and I enjoyed watching the antics of the enemies and the main character.
Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu is an anime that you'll either love or absolutely hate, it's about a boy in love with the twintails hairstyle and becoming a hero because of that love. I found myself enjoying this series quite much by not questioning the characters' logic too much and viewing this anime as more of a comedy rather than something serious, because there are many things that occur that don't make much sense in the real world.
I have to say that the story was quite generic up until episode 7, it consisted mainly of very cliche things. The
characters just gained superpowers and rids the world of evil every day, there weren't any particularly interesting things in their fighting style either, just the same old scream out the name of the attack/power and wreck shop. After episode 7 the story suddenly takes a turn and becomes much more interesting.
I liked the artstyle in Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu quite a lot, the girls were all very cute and would always put a smile on my face. Unfortunately the quality of the art was a bit lacking. What I noticed was that the close ups become slobby in certain situations, either the facial structure was a bit weird or the eyes become very 'intriguing'. With that being said I want to clarify that the art quality was still far from being horrible and still pretty good despite its flaws.
The only song that I took a liking to is the opening song, I would often find myself not skipping the OP to listen to it another time and that's a good sign.
The background music in the anime however was nothing special and neglectable, it did set the mood well and complete it's duty.
This was the weak part of the anime, the characters were all quite flat and didn't develop that much aside from the main character Souji. Souji start off as someone who undeniably loves twintails until his doubt of his love kicked in, that's when things took a twist and when his character started to shine.
Comedy is one of my favorite genres and Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu was a great work of that genre. There were definitely some lame jokes that left me speechless but that's also what makes this anime so great. But again enjoyment lies on your own mind and there are a lot of people that would undoubtedly hate this anime to its core. But nevertheless you should give this anime a try and see for yourself!
After watching this anime I think I want to touch some twintails myself.
This anime gave me more than I came for... but in a bad way.
Even with a medium like anime -- which is well built for things like this -- there comes a limit. An anime like this should not have plot if it's going to be this bad. Did I really come to watch how hard it was to maintain twin-tails? Did I come for horny lizards? Did I come for a lesson on a separation between fetishes and people? I didn't ask for it, but the anime gave all of those things.
For most, the show is mostly due for its fan-service. It's understandable, a
lot of shows have peculiar themes meant for this type of stuff. Unfortunately, it's subdued by pretty much everything else it decides to mix into the hodgepodge. The plot itself is about as strong as Team Rocket's failed attempts in Pokemon. It's completely predictable, thrown in with a little fan-service and hardships. About half of every episode is devoted to the comedic situation between the characters, and the other half devoted to slaying horny lizards. I don't care much for the latter, but only because I had given hope for a good plot upon the first episode. There's also the possibility that the show itself is satire on male-aimed magical girl/mecha anime. Even if it is, its goals aren't met.
In consideration, perhaps we could ignore all these bad plot points and enjoy the anime for what it is. It certainly delivers (to some extent) few enjoyable scenes -- awkward situations worth a little giggle. I think that's exactly what this anime should have delivered on, and yet instead we cue to awkward tentacle scenes, short-lived remorse and doubt. The show itself succeeds in only particular scenes. Most might find its charm through particular highlights of the show. Watching an entire episode is quite different.
Aside from (debatably) the main cast, the enemies are unlikable. Perhaps they represent the audience the show was aimed for, but as obscene as their fetishes are, all they receive is a cruel and meaningless punishment of death. In attempt to analyze the show on a deeper level, perhaps the monsters are symbolic. Perhaps these monsters give off a message that the fetishes they seem to have are disgusting and unjustified. As much as I could go into this, it's simply just false. The show itself isn't anything more than a cock-tease most of the time.
The battle scenes in particular are atrocious, and are better off skipped. The opening and ending songs with their respective scenes give all the action you'll need to see in the entire series. It's pretty much all the same aside from the enemy looking a bit different each time. The peculiar thing about this anime's battle scenes is that they seem to make the quality of the anime seem a lot worse than it actually is. As much as I want to see a generic shounen fight where the characters yell out the names of their moves... It's completely unneeded for this type of show. The charm of the show is due to its peculiar and awkward situation, not the fact that the protagonists are fighting horny lizards. However, the plot begs for it, so the scenes are structured towards it. It would be acceptable if they were even mildly entertaining. The funny thing is the fact that the novel's illustrations actually make it seem like the battle scenes are cool. Perhaps they had potential with this, but potential means absolutely nothing if never brought out.
In the end, this is one of those shows you wouldn't want to be caught watching. The concept itself isn't terrible (I for one love twin-tails), but its application is questionable. Whatever you may come for, it'll give you something else in combination. Nothing in particular stands out, and it definitely goes for more than what its capable of.
Have you ever loved someone or something so much that it literally consumed you? Has that love swallowed you whole, allowing little to no breathing and forcing you into the darkest depths of your heart's inner-workings as you grasp for air and fight to regain control of your life? Or have you accepted that and started the trek toward a downward spiral in which everyone you know questions your fixations and starts to lose hope for you?
Souji Mitsuka is obsessed with twintails, a hairstyle only possible and acceptable within the world of anime. And even though this hairstyle
is undeniably the greatest there is, there is a line that must be drawn. Because when a group of humanoid animal creatures invade your world with affinities of their own, your fetishes will not save humanity. Unless you are Souji Mitsuka. He loves twintails so much that he is given the power to transform his affection into a physical manifestation and annihilate monsters in order to save the world.
Still reading? Cool. I should also mention that this power transforms him into a girl -- and a cute one at that. And even though the entire thing is overly-spontaneous and silly, it really isn't all that bad. It's something you can just throw yourself into and have a good time with, which isn't all that easy anymore.
Now, I know that we've already come so far over the past couple paragraphs, but we need to go deeper in order to figure out just what this show is. So I'm going to break it up into a few key components in order to further this review.
I think this might be the first time I've reviewed a show where the music outshines the rest of the aspects. Gonna Be The Twin-Tails! brings you in-your-face and extremely catchy rock music for both the opening and closing of the show, being somewhat reminiscent of how the Power Rangers was many years ago. It's both a good and bad sign when you are waiting the entire episode for the ending song to play. And with lyrics like, "Put our dreams and wishes into these twintails," you really can't go wrong. However, despite how awesome the music is, it does quickly get repetitive having to hear the same songs every time a new fight breaks out (Which is at least once every episode). It does a great job and really pumps you up, but it honestly just gets boring after a while. Except for the ending song. I will listen to that all goddamn day.
As far as the characters go, there isn't really much to be invested in. Each one is slightly interesting and completely different from the others, but there really isn't much to them when you break them apart. It's a harem, so each girl has a thing for Souji, but only one of them really has a reason to (That being the childhood friend and best-girl, Tsube). It's nice having three characters able to transform into different versions of themselves as soon as they yell "Tail-on!" but considering they are almost identical to the way they are when they aren't transformed, there just really isn't much of a point to it apart from gaining superpowers. The characters definitely had potential, but didn't develop as the story progressed. They were all just too static and not interesting enough to be considered good.
Character design is well-done and relatively intriguing in Gonna Be The Twil-Tails! But boring landscapes and art that grows weaker as the series moves on really depreciates the overall quality. It was clearly evident that the studio was either running out of money or just getting lazy in the later episodes. But consistent design of the humanoid monsters (Or guildies as they are called in the show) stay pretty decent overall. Fight scenes are disguised by flashing lights and magic pillars, so focus is taken away from what's on screen and is instead directed toward background music or the lame dialogue the characters have to yell at that point. The color schemes are solid and appear interesting at first glance, but quickly become dull and boring, just like the characters do.
I'm going to be direct here and say that story isn't all that important in comedic anime. Gonna Be The Twin-Tails! relies on its script to succeed -- and the script is actually pretty good. But the story feels like there is something missing. It works like this: Tailred and friends take on a lizard-man or insect-man, completely destroy it, and then move onto the next one. It's just recycled action over and over again. The series attempts to get more interesting with the introduction of Dark Grasper, a human that is idolized by and in control of the Guildies, but she is just another boring character essentially trying via reverse-psychology to get Souji's mentor to love her. It's not something you can't find anywhere else, but it is fairly decent and watchable.
I've always liked uniqueness in visual media -- creativity is what I look for more than anything else when I review something. But there is a right way to do it and a wrong way to do it. Gonna Be The Twin-Tails! approaches entertainment from a non-serious standpoint, and so it can't be graded the same way a serious anime is. It is watchable, but it isn't by any means great or groundbreaking. Approach this anime the same way that you would approach a stand-up comedy routine. If you go in with high-hopes, you will come out disappointed. But if you go in expecting it to just be okay, you might wind up enjoying yourself.
It protects one's scalp from the sun, it comes in all shapes and sizes, and it has regenerative capabilities; of course, I am talking about hair. Whether we like it or not, hair is an essential part of who we are and how we live. There are products devoted to it and establishments entirely about removing it in a cleanly fashion. For those that have it, it is resting peacefully atop our heads. Sometimes, people do their hair up in fancy designs. One of these styles is known as the "twin-tail." In Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu, "twin-tails" isn't just
a hair-do; it's a way of life and a source of unimaginable power.
Twintails stars Souji, a high school boy with an incredible fascination with "twin-tails," a type of hair style. One day, he is visited by the mysterious Twoearle. After receiving a bracelet from her, Souji becomes the famous TailRed, a fighter of evil and champion of "twin-tails."
It is impossible to argue the utter ridiculousness of the premise. It's an adventure not just about twin-tails, but about all strange fetishes. To this end, everything contained within is a massive parody. The enemies, the battles, the drama, the characters; all of it is taken lightly, and subsequently looked at in a comedic manner. Enemies are almost always defeated in a single move, archetypes are pounded into the ground, and the abilities of the girls are extremely silly. The parody works because it casts its net wide. In fact, one could interpret what goes on as Twintails presenting an elaborate take on the current state of the medium. That it is filled with an overabundance of sexual preferences that infect and detract from what anime truly has to offer, but the only way to be rid of them is to inject yet another fetish, perpetuating the cycle, and thus causing it to never end. Or it could all be for fun.
While Twintails may contain some actual literary merit, it does suffer a terrible fate. Mired in repetition, many of the events are the exact same in nature. New bad guy shows up, TailRed battles, ideals clash, and TailRed wins. That is the extent of the anime. It seems as if the strong parody that the show demonstrates would be lost among such boring writing...but once again, there's a catch. The repetition is prevalent and blatant not because there was nothing else to do, but is instead another statement about the anime industry. Season after season, similar stories are pumped out, with the exact same types of characters, settings, and plot devices. Nowadays, there is a large lack of innovation or risk that is taken, simply because "don't change what isn't broken." Then, when something does come along that tries to shake up the formula (say, Twintails), it goes down in a blaze of glory, signified as being trash, and subsequently being trodden underfoot by the "new" wave of anime it attempted to thwart. Or it could just be directionless and misguided.
Disregarding the warranted or unwarranted extrapolation, the anime does do something for sure: tackling the idea of having a passion. Ultimaguildy are the villains, but only when they attempt to place their beliefs upon others. Going further, the victor in every battle is the one with the strongest passion. Therefore, Twintails is attempting to relay the message that one can believe fervently in anything (religion, hobbies, etc.) as long as such beliefs do not impose or bring harm to others. At the same time, such a passion shouldn't consume oneself; there exist other parts of life that are worth investigating or having. This is bolstered by the final deus ex machina, and wraps up the show's message in a concise manner befitting of its previously established parody.
While the analysis of Twintails's story is debatable, the quality of its art and animation is not.
The art for the show is largely uninspired. The world is often bland and devoid of life, mostly sticking to common backgrounds such as outside of school or on a rocky cliff. Lighting effects are nearly nonexistent, and many times the art itself dips so low in detail that it appears unfinished.
The character designs suffer the same fate. Boring regular outfits, plain faces, and the same missing detail as the art make them unappealing. Their only saving grace is in their twin-tails and their transformations, and the varying amount of baddies.
The final nail in the coffin arises from the animation. With minimal character movements at all times, with dialogue being spoken with mouths only, it doesn't look pretty. Coupled with the fact that the battles reuse the same scenes and that the choreography involved is stale, it makes the entire experience a slow but deteriorating death.
But is this really not debatable? The analysis in the previous section demonstrates that Twintails may be smarter than it is perceived to be. Is there some deeper meaning to the show's descent into terrible quality? The short answer is, no. It's just not done well in the slightest. The pretentious answer is, maybe. Twintails's devolution from an okay looking anime into a complete mess could be a depiction of the anime industry's downward spiral towards mediocre and generic looking shows, where uniqueness and innovation can never emerge. A big "maybe," but more food for thought.
The cast of Twintails are mostly stereotypes, which at this point, should be obvious. However, that inkling feeling rises again....
Souji is the main character, and the boy with a passion. His love for twin-tails knows no bounds, thinking of them first and his person second. He embodies the spirit of TailRed, holding the same fiery and burning desire that she is known for having. The only character to experience any semblance of growth, he is still the typical good guy, being the love of everyone's life. Souji represents the idea that it's okay to question your convictions, that there are moments where one needs to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
As Souji's childhood friend, Aika has a lot to overcome. Violent yet caring, beautiful yet ashamed of her body, she very regularly clashes with Twoearle in her pursuit of Souji. As TailBlue, she utilizes water. With calming waves and tumultuous torrents, her personality shines through her fighting style. What's interesting is her constant inability to take teasing about her bust size, despite Souji not caring about that when it comes to women. It's seems like an unnecessary insecurity, but this characterization follows the same motif; water always wants to conform to its surroundings. Even so, she serves as an example that it's best to be comfortable in your own skin, and not worry about what others may think of you.
Twoearle not only has a strange name but is also a strange character, too. Seemingly from another planet, her silver hair, large boobs, and invasive personality make her a standout person. She actually provides a lot of the comedy with her playful behavior and sexuality. Having lost her Attribute, she relies on Souji, Aika, and Erina to do what she could not. If anything, she signifies that despite not having intense dedication towards an aspect of life, one is still able to find joy and happiness in other ways.
My personal favorite from the anime, Erina is the student council president. Proper and unquestionably kind, she seems like a normal, everyday young woman. But she actually harbors a secret; she's a huge masochist. Her transformation into TailYellow demonstrates this clearly: growing slightly taller, gaining larger breasts, and developing wider hips, she becomes an incredibly sexy figure. Her abilities incorporate both exhibitionism and electricity, allowing her to go through the torture she desperately wants to give her the power she needs. Erina serves as a reminder that it's okay to indulge (within reason!) the passions we have, because we all need a little pick-me-up from time to time.
As always, there is a need to see more to this part of the anime. What do the characters mean behind the archetypes they exemplify? How are they used as a satirical outlet? It's harder to see but the answer is there: each of the characters has to be something they wish they weren't. Souji turns into a girl, Aika has a flat chest, Twoearle lost her twin-tails, and Erina acts elegant. Even Dark Grasper maintains a cool and evil persona that masks her reserved and awkward self. The purpose of the characters, then, is to bring to light the idea that anime is currently in a state of self-denial. It's in a predicament where it doesn't fully know what it wants to be: forced "moe," extravagant fan-service, and generic adaptations have become the norm, not because anime necessarily wants it to be that way but because it can't be any other way. It may want to escape from the corner it has backed itself into, but such radical changes require extraordinary happenings.
The OP starts very light and jumpy, with guitar and piano playing in harmony. The song picks up half-way, with the vocalist singing along well with the beat presented. It contains a strange break where the song loses tempo, but ends on a nice guitar solo.
The ED is actually pretty good. It's quite catchy, with the vocalists singing individually and in unison. The beat and guitar pick up halfway through once again, with the guitar and drums working together to make it a nice little jam. Again, the song ends on a fun little guitar riff.
The soundtrack contains typical pieces: triumphant arrangements, happy-go-lucky beats, and violin, choir-singing tracks for those tense moments. Nothing original, but they work well in their respective moments.
Voice-acting sees average to above average work across the board. A special shout-out to Maaya Uchida as Twoearle, Sumire Uesaka as TailRed, and Chinatsu Akasaki as Erina.
One last time, we need to put on our "read between the lines" glasses. Does the sound-work follow the same trends as everything before it? Of note are the opening and ending songs: both are generic, both contain nonsensical lyrics, and both follow the same song pattern. Twintails, then, is aiming to show that music within anime has become a breeding ground for ridiculousness and unoriginality. Just trying to be catchy, with the slow build-up followed by the song picking up in the middle, is easy; it's a cheap trick that many shows employ, because it works.
At this point, I need to present a question I brought up in one of my earlier works: at what point do my analyses go from being interpretations of what the anime was doing to trying to justify and look for answers? I'd like to think that the show was more than just a bunch of twin-tailed girls flying around. I want to believe that some of what I've said is correct. After all, there is evidence for a lot of it. Sure, the "Animation" and "Sound" ones are rather weak (I fully admit that), but there is logic behind those from "Story" and "Characters."
It's a difficult dilemma, because where does one put his or her foot down, where does one draw that line in the sand that says, "Up to here is what they meant, and no more." Does that line exist right from the get-go, or does it appear somewhere in the middle? I'd hope that it's the latter.
For something like Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu, it will be seen by many as just another random show that only anime can pull off. But behind the twin-tails lies a satirical work that challenges what anime currently offers, even if the execution isn't fully apparent.
Story: Fine, parody, repetition with purpose, thematic
Animation: Bad, bland art style, okay character designs, low actual animation
Characters: Good, TailRed, TailBlue, TailYellow, and Twoearle represent more literally and figuratively
Sound: Fine, okay OP, good ED, okay soundtrack, average VA work
What would you do if the one, uh, I mean, two things you hold most dearly are threatened to be taken away? This is no question for our protagonist and fellow twintails connoisseur Mitsuka Souji: of course you defend it with all your might! Plz stop deleting my reviews ok it makes me platinum mad.
Souji has just begun his first day in high school. Unmatched in his passion for twintails, he can only revel in the grandeur of all the damsels sporting his favorite hairstyle, much to the dismay of Tsube Aika whose affection for him goes beyond that of an ordinary childhood friend. Their
peaceful days, however, comes to an end as the world faces unprecedented danger in an invasion from an alien species that lives off the power of passion, love, twintails, and fetishes. Souji won’t allow none of that, mind you; after being approached by the mysterious big-bust Twoearle he was granted the power to transform into cutiegirl Tailred with the best twintails in town if not literally the universe. Incidentally, his cutie form possesses power overwhelming enough to fend off the invaders and defend the world from these twintails-eating abominations.
Some may recall Kenzen Robo Daimidaler from earlier 2014 which plays on a similarly ridiculous premise but with mecha instead of mahou shoujo and sex drive instead of twintails power. Whereas Daimidaler abuses its premise for blatant fanservice and a few repetitive gags, Twintails employs comparably minimal fanservice and focuses on being consistently entertaining through creative jokes and sound plot progression. While intentionally absurd, it is not altogether void of essence as it may seem at a glance.
I Want to be the Twintails is a story about identity. It’s about standing up for who you are and what you love in the face of your worst adversaries. The protagonists and antagonists alike proudly parade their dubious interests in the heat of battle, for therein lies the source of their might. With zeal far beyond ridicule and shame, it is during these moments of peril they engrave their ephemeral existence into eternity. Souji fends off not only the alien invaders, he needs to constantly resist Twoearle’s and Aika’s attempts at wooing him as well as Mother’s insistence on his concession to sexual desires. But not once did Souji falter as he embraces a more refined pleasure by locking herself up and fingering herself in the twintails. This review is a ruse; I just really like Tailred. In contrast, student council president Shindou Erina finds strength through the release of her repressed sexuality. Twintails is about being honest with yourself and freeing your real you that is repressed in fear going against social expectations. The theme is a common one, but Twintails handles it with a touch of novelty and never strays from its original intent of entertainment.
Incidentally, there are two sides to all coins of the dual-faceted type. Even Souji is capable of viewing his love for twintails through a lens of irony. He acknowledges it as an irrational infatuation because such is the nature of passion. As much as it is a bliss for him, he realizes that it is not an ideal to be forced upon others. In her own words, “Twintails can only come to be on the hair on either side of the head that supports them!”. Despite this, he never rejects this infatuation even when his life is being threatened, not because he is senseless but because next to his love for twintails is his will to protect the world and battle alongside his friends.
I Want to be the Twintails is not about a hairstyle as much as it’s about being conscious of who you are and daring to be different. You know this show does. I think I’ll also grow a pair and play with them in the bathroom.
I may have marked my list for this pathetic anime, but in really I just skimmed it.
SO DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED!!!!!!
Story: Pathetic 1.
Tbh, as I've started watching this anime up to episode 7, from with all the boring battle where the result is obvious, I've started to skimmed it up to episode 12, So Why the FUCK! Ok, first of all it uses an already overused plot of inter-dimensional beings out to invade earth, second, it has FETISH!!!!!!!!!!!!Written all over it and those so called "Twintail Attributes" was obviously a euphemism for "PIG TAIL FETISH!!!!!!!!!!!"And that is why Kenzen Robo Daimidaler is
a top recommendation for this anime since they were both based on sexual innuendo except the latter was very brazen about it ,while this anime was more like making something look innocent. But seriously why did studio "FUNnimation" even thought of making such anime that has a compensates it's FETISH based theme with a lot of monologues ? Fuck, if I can go to Japan right now, I'd be going over studio FUNimation and punch the Executive Producer Fukunaga Gen in the face for not picking other manga with sense for an anime adaptation.
Art: Very Good 8.
The rating is for Shindo Erina in her Tail Yellow suit, Twoearle since she is my kind of eye candy in this anime and Dark Grasper since I do have a thing for bikini girls in glasses.
Sound: Mediocre 5.
Co'z I just have no comment in this part, but I do like the opening theme.
Character: Dreadful 2.
You, know, this is one of those anime where, the bad guys are more lovable than the good guys, thought I would have rate this part a 7, well, the fact is that them bad guys just come and go, also their monologue just infuriates me. So so what about the other characters? Reason number 1 for my score.
Mitsuka Souji- In this anime/manga he....or she embody's a typical gender bender in this anime, where he's kinda of a metaphor for every closet gay's desire kinda thing. I mean, where can you find such character who can be a girl in an instant? Only in this anime, basically he was just a typical harem gay who- as usual was oblivious of his childhood friend's feelings for him. What makes me hater his/her character very much was his love for twintails, or let's cut the crap FETISH for twintails where at time I'm begging to think that because he can transform into "Tail Red" that he is a narcissist who is in love with his alter ego as a Tail Red a girl. IMAO, his defense for twin tail attributes makes me wanna kill him. Reason number 2 for my score.
Shindo Erina- As tail yellow, she is another girl with a fetish for wanting to make love to a hero, where just like Souji, has the capability of loving herself in a sexual manner, since she is tail yellow anyways. Reason number 3 for my score.
Tsube Aika- Ok, frankly she was the only normal character around here, and as always no harem is complete without a childhood friend. Then again, whether we like to admit it or not she is the sadist in this anime, only, story writer, Mizusawa, Yume, had her toned down. She is reason number 4 for my score.
Twoearle- What can I say, she is the quintessential bimbo in Souji's harem, however, she is a toned downed MILF.
Anko "Dark Grasper" Iisuna- I kinda hate that she wasn't made to follow through with her goal of eliminating those twin tail trios. And just like everyone else, she has a glasses fetish and she is the last nail in the coffin where I gave this part a low score.
Enjoyment: Dreadful 2.
Just don't ask and don't even get me started.
Overall: Pathetic 1.
Definitely an anime for people with fetish and a certified PTW.
Twin Tails is an anime about embracing all the things in the world that you love with all your heart and soul no matter how random or strange they might be to other people.
Yes the over all idea behind it is to embrace twin tails and at first I did not really get into the anime because even though I do like twin tails on girls I'm not super obsessed with them but the idea is not so much the twin tails but its more so about embracing something that's different from the norm.
Aside from the twin tail girls themselves this anime presents
these perverted Otaku like lizards who express there own fetishes for certain things they love and these fetishes tend to be really out there and strange like one lizard is like me and embraces the idea of legs and getting stepped on by girls. Another lizard might be obsessed with gender bender guy girls or something just really random or strange.
In all honestly all the villains though portrayed as evil are really noting more than just obsessive Otaku goof balls that just have strange fetishes that there very passionate about and want to express to others.
Its no different than being a real life Otaku being obsessed with anime and buying all the merchandise you can on it or having a strange sexual fetish that while strange is still something you love and want to embrace with all your heart and also tell people about.
Just think of something you yourself love that most view as strange and think about how much you love it anyway and want to express that love with all your heart that's what this anime is about
This is also a story that was created to look like a magical girl action anime but if you go into not understanding the true purpose and intent behind it you will not enjoy it and this is why many people who watch this anime come out of it not thinking its any good because they totally miss the point that's why I'm taking the time to express all this to guys so you can hopefully watch this anime with an open mind.
This anime is meant to take a bunch of strange hobbies and fetishes to the absolute extreme and using this concept the creator also made a really fun story out of it that's not meant to be taken to seriously.
So even if it looks like its meant to be a magical girl action series with transformations and evil villains don't let yourself be fooled.
It can honestly be soooo much fun to watch going into it with the proper mind set.
Like for me one thing I really like about this anime is I imagine the person who created it had an obsessive love for twin tails on girls mainly from like anime or video game type girls and despite some people looking down on this fetish thinking its stupid or that there's no point to it he was able to turn this random passion of his into something creative in the form of a light novel that then turned into his job that then became an anime that is most likely entertaining tons of people world wide and inspiring them to embrace there weroid fetishes without shame despite what the others say about what they like.
He's taking a strange passion in his love of twin tails along with other random fetishes and crafting a story in a way where its all about embracing what you love in the mostly overly obsessed way possible
loving twin tails themselves is not the point nor it that required to love this anime.
Just understanding the intent behind it is enough which is embracing something that is out there and weroid not the twin tails themselves
I can totally feel the authors passion for something he loves and admire that he was able to make a story centered around what his passion is cause plenty of people have a passion for something but don't show it for fear of getting judged.
I also think this mans example and intent with the story is to say no matter what type of passion a person has in the world you can make something constructive with it regardless of what other people say you just have to have the confidence to embrace it and express it with all your heart and something great could come of it like this man and his random story about twin tails and other fetishes.
So if you do watch this anime hopefully your able to take in all the things I mentioned and hopfully this can also inspire you to embrace the things you love and express them without shame and do something with that passion like create a book or draw pictures of it or make videos regarding it and it could turn into a job or just some amazing creative art that has your signature on it.
I imagine if this guy talked about his love of twin tails to people in his real life and everyone looked at him thinking that is such a stupid thing to be obsessed over just like how someone can say anime is stupid to be obsessed over cause there just cartoons but you and I know differently
He totally ignored any possible criticism he might have gotten and took what he loved which was twin tails and as randomly as it was he created a world for it to be appreciated and expressed and made it into his job and shared that same passion with people all over the world to be entertained by it and also to be inspired to embrace there own fetishes because as I mentioned its not just about twin tails but tons of other fetishes are explored and embraced by other characters so if you have a strange fetish there is a chance it will be highlighted and embraced by one of the characters in the show cause this anime is about embracing what you love no matter how random, strange or weroid not about twin tails even though that happens to be the authors fetishes but its more about embracing something you love with all your heart despite everything.
Another thing I love about this anime is the way they introduce the whole harem concept. cause Its done in a way that's more realistic than most.
Like the mother is obsessed and open to the idea of her son actually getting teoghter with other women and the friend I mentioned watching the anime with connected this to the idea of japan's declining birth rate that's going on in real life.
So if you take that perspective into account it would make since for a Japanese mother to push for her son to be with be with another women and want to get him married off as soon as possible because for the sake of japan's decline birth rate and lack of people getting teoghter.
I'm assuming you know the story behind this btw if you don't then I suppose I'm explaining this part for noting but if your aware of japan's issue when it comes to people getting married and having children the if you watch the anime and see the overly nice mother pushing her son to get married to other women just think about it from that perspective and the harem becomes realistic and fun.
Anyways I hope this reviewed helped to want to get you into twintails and also helps you to follow your passion in life and embrace it with all your heart no matter what
I’m glad this exists, but I’m not sure if it’s as good as it should’ve been. I do agree with the main character about twintails. It’s a beautiful hairstyle. Sadly, the anime connected to it is less than stellar. What is this? A celebration of fetishes? A satire of it? Is it making fun, laughing with me or all of the above? Why are last episodes so generic?
You’d think that a genre as overflowing as Harem would lead to tighly-focused anime. You have so many shows to learn from and yet the anime is still a confused mess. If it were just cliched, fine. Haganai
was also cliche but at least it had focus. Twintails is too busy being confused over its genre to settle for a direction.
The obvious point of comparison is Date A Live. That underrated anime, while not amazing, was still a unique harem. It had a weird premise that turned the Action on its head and gave a new context for the Harem aspects.
The premise of Twintails doesn’t actually add anything. Our hero transforms into a girl and the enemies give big speeches about their favorite fetish. Every episode concludes with a lightshow and characters giving their attacks pet names. Thankfully we never get insight into how the battle system actually works – it wouldn’t make the lightshow any less dull.
Beyond the speeches and the fact our heroes all have twintails, the story is derivative and common. The creators clearly didn’t want just another story, but their attempts at turning the fetishes into plot points fail. Most of the time it’s just creepy fetishism. Borrowing the Hero’s Honor bullshit from JoJo doesn’t make your anime more diverse. It only highlights how confused the creators were. What does macho bullshit have to with twintails and harems?
It all ends with a big fight draped in red and black. The hero is full of doubts, about to lose the fight because they don’t have faith. Then suddenly he has an encounter outside of time. A figure speaks to him in a vision and he regains his love, screams the attack name and defeats the enemy. After that we see everyone going to school like nothing happened, with tsundere beating up the big-breasted girl as always.
Again, what does this has to do with, well, anything?
The whole structure is a mess, and it can’t be saved. None of the ingridients are worthwhile unless you focus on them. Heroic stories are a common template and fetish stories often sexually harass the audience. The anime at least doesn’t go too far in what in subjects the audience. Anyone looking for juicy screenshots will be disappointed. Still, even a messy plot can survive if the characters are good enough.
Even there the series fails, despite trying hard. Everyone is exaggerated and our main character, for a chance, has a personality. Although it’s not much, being an obsessive over something is definitely progress over typical heroism. In fact, there’s a specific moment where the MC reveals he’s driven more by his selfish obsession than saving the world. For a change, our Harem MC isn’t just a convenient moral compass.
Too bad everyone around him is an exagerrated archetype. If the creators could imagine funny situations in which these archetypes are effective, fine. How many times can the flat-chested childhood friend beat up the big-breasted new girl? There’s no difference between each time it happens. Twoearle makes something sexual and Aika beats her up.
The line between failures like these and successes like Neptunia are blurry. Both rely on silly archetypes, but Neptunia has wilder situations. Its archetypes are more well-thought out. They don’t govern just the funny situations but every aspect of the character lives. Here the quirks only rear their heads when it’s time to beat up the perverted girl. At some point, it becomes characters abuse. When your Harem comedy resembles Saw in its treatment of characters, something is wrong.
Even the visual design doesn’t rescue it. Shows like this are an example why sexy character design is a positive thing. Although all the girls are meant to be pretty, nothing about their design is interesting. Twoearle is closest thing to a good visual idea. Although twintails are an awesome hairstyle, the show does nothing with it. Generic big eyes are all you have left. The battle suits are also typical pieces of metal stuck on bodies. The enemies are equally just blobs of metal, a macho mess inspired by an animal but no different than a Transformer
The series starts off being some fun and the concept is ridiculous enough. This is another case where a Harem anime doesn’t take advantage of its silly premise. What’s disappointing in these anime is that they’re never as outlandish as they promise. In the end, this isn’t a story about how glorious twintails are. It’s just another anime with heroes in dull outfits who shout attack names and beats blobs of metal.
We are in a day and age where anime is getting better since it's been around since the '60s, and I think anime has gotten better. This is one of those animes. I discovered this anime after watching two terrible anime and wanted something good to watch. The first episode was free on iTunes and so I was like hey, why the hell not? After the first few minutes, I was hooked. This anime is extremely underrated, but don't let that stop you. It's a genius, original piece of work that is the greatest anime of all time.
Soji is new to high school and realizes
that he loves it because a lot of the girls have twintail, which is his obsession/fetish. He even goes as far to try to make a club about twintails. When walking home with his friend, they come across a girl named Twoearle who claims that twintails are in danger from Emilians, evil lizards obsessed with finding the perfect twintail. In order to save all twintails, he must put on a transformation bracelet to turn into a twintailed hero to destroy the emilians. Only one problem, he turns into a girl.
The story evolves smoothly, the characters brilliantly hilarious and the art and soundtrack are gorgeous. It's only 12 episodes, but its worth your time and might even be one of the greatest things you have ever watched ever
Twintails is a quirky harem/slice of life/magical girl/fan service anime about a boy who super loves girls who wear their hair in twin tails. When earth comes under attack, he is granted the power to transform into Tail-red, a red armored girl with super long twintails.
As they defend earth from monsters with a strange range of questionable (but never outright sexual or rated r) fetishes, such as pictures of girls with dolls, bathing suits, or girls in glasses, the show becomes amusingly absurd in how serious it takes the subject matter of believing in the power of your hairstyle.
truly enjoyed this series. It's difficult, relying on the subtitles and wondering if the authors intent has been skewed, but I feel like it's got a Monty-Python-esque level of self-respect for it's own ridiculousness.
The animation, especially near the end of the series, is as good as any I've seen. The color-explosion is extreme, the animation is incredibly smooth, and the music is great. There's only a few times where an animation is recycled, but it looks good enough it's worth seeing again.
The characters are good too. Tail-blue is a good enough tsundere / comic relief, and the sexual deviance of their strange mentor is pretty funny. Tail-reds moms encouragement of these different girls to seduce her boy is a nice touch, and not commonly seen.
In the end, you could substitute hairstyles for any number of things, and the message is the same. Whether you are obsessed with girls with twintails, playing nerd games, or doing algebra, it's about accepting that you are you and your proud of your skills, even if it's something silly.
I liked the message, the animation is great, and the show is generally funny and filled with some great anime tropes. I recommend watching it, it's free on Hulu. (Don't need +!)
Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. Simply to say, super sentai (origin of power rangers). No, I'm serious. Maybe. Maybe not.
But the style of having three super powered girls reminded me of it. Not to mention, they're able to merge their weapons together. (Sorry for the semi-spoiler.) Now here's a bit of a twist. One of the girls is a twin-tail lover whose a guy. One thing I didn't like about this fact is that one guy (aka Souji) with a bunch of girls equals harem (a small one but nonetheless a harem).
One more twist is, the anime is not about protecting humanity. It's about protecting
humanity's love of twin-tails. It was something new to me, something I haven't seen before. An anime revolved around the power of twin-tails.
The story-line is very straightforward and generic. If you have watched Super Sentai/Power Rangers, the story-line goes about the same. Defeating one enemy every episode till you reach the final boss. However, the comedy I received was enough to make up for its lack of original plot.
The art is very much mediocre for its generation, meaning it is still very appealing for people to watch.
The music, I must say, is fantastic. The OP and ED are great to listen to, especially the ED. The music within the episodes are mind-blowing to me. Probably because one of Fairy Tail's composer, Takanashi Yasaharu composed much of the music for Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. (I am not sure how much he actually composed though.)
Character development is okay. The anime builds up their character from the present story-line, rather than give backstory. However, this does not take any enjoyment from this anime away from me.
While not exactly at the top of its season, it is still a phenomenal anime to watch. Also, I don't recommend the anime to people who shy away from sexual parts. Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu hints at sexual references and shows sexual scenes.
So ~ the end of this anime season is approaching and I find myself, once again, trying to come up with reasonable ratings for the various anime which I followed over the past months.
~ Unsafeman121 Dec 2014
Though weak, I have to give this anime credit for having a plot and following through on it for the entirety of the anime as opposed to dropping it half-way through as I have seen some others do. Though not too impressive, the plot does improve slightly as the anime progresses. Although not brilliant, the plot did change my view of the anime making
it slightly positive as opposed to slightly negative. The last few episodes really up it a little bit and it does intrigue you a little bit more due to a barrier which needs to be overcome.
I enjoyed the OP and ED of this anime ~ the ED I would even consider possibly downloading. The character voices suited their respective characters and so I believe the voice actors were well suited to the roles which they each played.
I found the graphical style of this anime to be pleasing, though possible slightly below that of many others I have seen ~ that being said it is still enough for it to gain a positive rating of 6. There wasn't anything in particular which I disliked about it, but there are areas where I feel it could have been cleaned up slightly. The action scenes were well drawn.
I feel that the characters are one of the weaker points in the anime. I did not feel like I was able to get to know any of them particularly well (to the extent which is achievable in a single series anime). I did not dislike the character design, though there wasn't anything which made me specifically like them.
I didn't not enjoy the first episode very much, and I have to say that I'm pleased I started to enjoy the anime more as I went along. That being said, I do not believe it is one that has particularly shone for me, and there wasn't too much excitement when I saw that the next episode had been released.
"Though still enjoyable to watch, it was sub-par in my opinion."
It is safe to say that many people will criticize this anime on some of its "questionable" natures, however this is not something that bothers me at all, there are many different anime with questionable themes, and lots of them i have still enjoyed thoroughly. Sadly I do not find that is the case with this anime. That is not to say I didn't enjoy watching that anime, but I felt the of the anime which I have given a positive rating to, this is definitely on the lower end of the scale.
For those who are interested ~ Ranking Progression:
This is where I show the changes (if any) in my overall rating as the anime progressed, I review my ratings every 4 episodes ~ though if one does stand out for me I will also mention it.
E04: 5 (Rated up 1)
E08: 6 (Rated up 1)
Haha, this review is a little late. I kept up with this show all the way through til the end. Screw Christmas, the finale of this show coming out was better.
This is either something you really love or really hate. The mistake people make is taking this show seriously. THIS SHOW IS A PARODY. It's just a little something to make people laugh and see all the flaws in anime.
However, the story in itself is original and intriguing. I see it as a "magical girl meets superhero" type of show, with much better villains. I also love all the twintails! Who doesn't?
I think that the plot was thought out pretty well and wasn't ever ruined. I never found myself thinking "Hey, where did the plot go?".
It is very cute and pretty. I quite like the style and how each character is drawn to match their personality. The animation is pretty good too, with few flaws that I noticed. TailRed is especially cute!
It isn't bad at all, but it's just not anything special or memorable. The opening and ending themes were great, but I barely remember anything about the VAs or the BGM, which proves my point. It's been only around four and a half months and I don't remember anything, but even after two years or so I can remember the music that goes to "Fruits Basket".
The characters are the weak part of this show. Perverted scientist, tsundere childhood friend, masochist student council president, not too special but also perverted protagonist...sound familiar? Of course it does. They're all so cliché, and that kind of killed it for me. I really liked the side characters, though. Souji's mom, Dark Grasper, and all the other villains were great.
Yeah, I found this show quite entertaining! It was fun to watch and made me laugh a few times.
Overall: 7.4, rounding down to 7/10
Sorry for such a short review! If you like parody anime, twintails, or both, you should watch this show!
It started great but later on tailred just kept getting subdued and the other two twin tails had to do all the work. plus there wasn’t much consistency. like when enemies appeared in the first episodes, they had the follower guys. then in later episodes it was just the bad guy. overall, don't put much time into it, although it is worth watching once. it had some nice aspects of the ecchi but overall wasnt too much of a focus. in the beginning it was heavily focused on the exposition, which is like, ok we get it, but it's a lot like saban's power rangers.
Except this one is cartoon and for older audiences
Here's a lesson/warning to all my fellow otakus. Don't ever listen to what your friends tell you to watch. Cause when you do, you end up watching stuff like this.
Fetishes. Things that appeal to one's preference in a sort of sensual matter. We all have our tastes and things that pertain to us, in which we find attractive and pleasing. But when you make an anime surrounded by that idea...yeah, it can get pretty weird. Here's Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu, or, in accordance to Funimation's dubbing, "Gonna be a Twintails!" (Oh god, why.)
Story (6.00/10): To be honest, the
show's story is quite bland. Mitsuki Souji, our main protagonist loves the twintail hairstyle. When I mean loves the style, I mean LOVES the style. It's to the point that he devotes his time to admiring them and even made his tsundere totally not in love with him childhood friend wear them as her natural hairstyle. One day, a mysterious woman by the name of Twoearle drops down and tells him that the fate of twintails is in danger, leading him to become a twintail himself and protect twintails with his very life!
I don't think I really need to go into just how absurd this story is, because it really sorta speaks for itself. What really makes the story bland is the way that it's structured. From episode to episode, you basically get the same cookie-cutter style of storytelling that the Mighty Morphin Power rangers have done for the last 20 years. A single bad guy and maybe a hoard of disposable minions descends onto the planet with powers unique only to them, the good guys come in to stop them from spreading their evil power over the land to stop terrorizing people, they fight hand-to-hand, usually ending in failure, before bringing out their big guns, before destroying their enemy the exact same way every time. (This show is basically Power rangers with skimpier clothing, and all the villains have anime-related fetishes.) With a story like this, the show really becomes nothing more than a snoozefest because there's really not much variation from episode to episode.
That being said though, the show does diverge a little bit in its story by adding some background to the mysterious Twoearle, as well as making a new focus for its plotline for the second half of the show. While these attempts to make the show interesting were admirable, it still follows its "Oh! A bad guy! *fights* Doesn't work! *Uses ultimate attack* Yeah! We beat him!" style of storytelling for basically every epiosde.
The comedy for the show is subjective at best, trying very hard to be funny with its use of sexual innuendo mostly thanks to Twoearle being the horny girl she is. You may get a couple laughs out of this show in addition to the many regrets you may tally when watching this, but there's really nothing memorable I would say about this. That being said, make sure you watch this show ALONE with the door closed. You do not want anyone stepping in when you watch this.
Overall, Twintails was...interesting for a storyline to say the least. The actual way that they delivered the plot was boring to all hell, with the same technique being used over and over and over again like a broken record. But because this show did have a unique story concept of which is obvious why it was never done before, I guess it gets a good mark for it?
+/- Interesting story idea?
+/- Subjective comedy (It's mostly just over the top sexual innuendos)
- Stale storytelling
- It's honestly kinda awkward to watch.
Characters (5.44/10): Can...can you even call these characters? The cast of Twintails is...interesting, and I use that word very questionably.
First we have Mitsuki Souji. This guy loves twintails. Yep, that's it. That's all of his character traits. In the series, Souji is our main protagonist, aka TailRed, as he is known. Above liking twintails, there's not really much to know about him other than the fact that he cares solely for twintails and the many variations that they come in, even going to the extent of proposing for a twintails club at school because reasons.
And then we have Tsube Aika, aka TailBlue, aka the "tsundere childhood friend who has a bust complex" because we totally haven't seen that before. (Reference 75% of Rei Kugumiya's work here) Similar to Souji, that's pretty much all you get for her aside from the fact that she's the violent type who can beat the shit out of a gorilla, and still win. She's not a bad character per say, similar to all the others, but there's not really much to them since you don't really get to know these characters on account of the show saying the word "Twintails" every 10 seconds.
Then, Twoearle. Oh, twoearle, twoearle. Twoearle is the only character that really gets any sort of backstory or semi-focus in this series because of her past and all this jazz that the series pulls. Apart from maybe like two or three moments in the series, Twoearle is that busty girl character who's so horny that she will not hesitate to rape you in your sleep. Five times. Again, not really much to her since this show doesn't really give a crap about its characters.
And finally, we have Erina, aka TailYellow, who is that sweet little rich girl without any common sense as to what things are on account of being raised without knowledge of certain things. Oh yeah, and she's also a masochist. Go figure. You get one episode to know about her, and that's it.
And now the real characters that I wanted to talk about, the Utilmagil, aka the fetish aliens. These lot are a real piece of work. Every one of these antagonists is focused on one thing, which is defeating the twintails. In addition, every single one of them has a personal fetish that they hold dear like it's their lives, which honestly is kinda true on account of the fact that these guys last like 20 minutes tops per episode.
Overall, the characters, all of them, ranging from major to minor, all have one thing in common. They all have a fetish to strive for, and desires that some would say is best to keep to themselves. There is really no development from character to character as the moment you get to know what their tastes in hairstyle/body shape/obscure features like the back of the neck, you'll know their entire character 100%.
+/- They're easy to understand?
Art and Sound (7.44/10 and 6.44/10): The art for the series is pretty standard. There isn't really too much standout at face value, and the art really just does its job at being a pretty picture to look at with its bright colors.
That being said though, the character designs are actually relatively well-detailed. The characters both good and bad have a good chunk of detail to them and would make an otherwise ordinary show, look a bit better. However, it's also important to keep in mind that the show also uses subjective imagery, and make certain situations a little bit more perverted than they actually are.
The soundtrack is generic and ordinary. Not bad, but not fantastic. It's skippable. Trust me, it's honestly not even worth your time.
+ Good detail on characters
+/- Meh artwork
+/- Meh soundtrack
Overall Enjoyment (6.66/10): Twintails...well...I guess you could say the feeling of this show is sorta unexplainable for me. While watching the show, I honestly despised it cause every minute I spent watching it was every minute of regret adding to my life, but after finishing the episode, I wasn't hesitant to continue watching it more, even going to the extent of finishing the series. To say I hate this show is a stretch, but then again, saying I like it is also a stretch too.
Did I like this show?
Um...Well...I'm not really sure. I watched it, even becoming somewhat addicted to it by watching five episodes in one go when I said I was only going to watch one, but I don't like the storyline. It's...weird to describe it.
What didn't I like about this show?
From a technical standpoint, the show has bland pretty much everything, all except its core story idea of twintails (since the way this idea was handled made the show almost unexplainable as to what the hell it actually was). As a personal standpoint, I'm not really sure what to hate because I'm honestly stunned as to what I should say about this. (I legitimately cannot find words to accurately describe my feelings for this show.)
Would I recommend this to anyone?
I personally wouldn't recommend it on account of just how weird and strange this show is, as well as the effect that it had on me. But honestly, this show is, to put in simple terms, an experience. So, if you want an "experience", I'd put this near FLCL, as it has a similar feeling of "What the fuck did I just watch" like this show. Never have I thought in my life that I would watch Super Slutty Power rangers, and I'm not really sure how to react.
Author's note: I don't get how this show isn't tagged as gender-bender. The only guy in the show spends more screentime as a fucking girl than he does his own gender.
You either die the comedian or you ride the joke long enough to be the reason everyone cringes. This show unfortunately become the latter.
The story is best under stood when explained by the loony tunes Tasmanian Devil while on acid during a roller coast ride that breaks down half way through. While its reasoning to be a super hero anime, is beyond mind comprehending other than having a reason to put in as many obscure fetishes into a show as possible, it does however at least keep the basis of a 'superhero' type anime. Good guy is winning, bad guy gets stronger, good guy starts
to doubt, divine intervention and back to ass kicking, etc
When you start to give more attention to detail on the shows fanservice suits and insane amount of fetishes, it becomes something a little difficult to watch. While bearable at first, it gets very noticeable about half way through of how little care they put into the actual faces of both the MC's and secondary characters alike. The colors are similar to that of a childrens superhero show in that all the good guys are bright colored while the villains are almost always dark, gloomy and obsessed with stealing/destroying something on the earth
Music holds a rather high point about this anime though as not one is it a dull or misused moment with sound effects or BGM. The sound is the one thing that makes the action scenes somewhat captivating and not making you turn off your computer and burning your eyes for the fact of it seems more entertaining at the time.
Character development does happen, however... odd it is. Every new development is another strange addition to the characters profile. Most villains never last more than one episode and the process is rinsed and repeated every new installment. Apart from that one lesbian character that was relevant for all of 3 episodes. That was a record secondary character introduction for this anime.
Enjoyment and humor was super high from the get go. The sheer "wtf" of this keeps you laughing enough to want to see how stupider it can get. Until however by about episode 9 or 10 it gets old and boring when they harp on about the same jokes expecting more laughs and you just want it over with. When you think something enjoyable or close to normal is happening, it takes a turn and leaves you back in the corner of shame for even thinking it would do such a thing.
This anime is basically a war of the best anime fetish presented through cute girls and awesome aliens.
tl;dr: retatable, funny, passionate characters and epic battles
This anime is very funny and very well written for what the anime wants to be. It is very funny because it is relatable and because all of the characters take their fetishes or "attribute power" very seriously.
The dialogue from all the characters really show how much they love what they love and really makes it relatable to people who have the same and/or similar kind of *ahem* "attribute power".
The animation and soundtrack are both amazing and although it's not
the best animation ever it really shined in their transformations, characters and battles.
The best of the soundtrack is the ED "Twintail Dreamer", because the song is most fitting in the anime. The lyrics of the song and of course the title really tell about their love for twintails which makes it fit really well and the melody is just epic together with the lyrics because it sounds lighthearted yet passionate.