Feb 9, 2022
Kyuukyoku no Chef wa Oishinbo Papa is an unprecedented mess of a production, but that's what also makes it one of the funniest goddamn things I've seen. It's a comedy by design, but not a particularly funny one, the primary source of laughs comes from the baffling production. The film's absolutely littered with tiny animation mistakes and completely missing textures, perhaps only made funnier by how easy most of them would've been to fix, had anyone given a fuck.
The film follows a man and a young woman, who run a restaurant by day, and hunt sex offenders by night, figuratively speaking anyway. The main characters
are easy to mistake as a father and daughter, what with the whole "papa" thing, but they're not. The film's labeled as a hentai, but you'd really have to be a next level prude to consider it more than an erotic comedy; it barely features any sex, and what little of it there is, is hardly titillating to any but those most sexually deprived of civilized society. I mean however it is that Myanimelists rating system works, it's rated R+ for "mild nudity," as opposed to Rx anyway, which is what they use for pornography.
The only available English translation for this is a rather poor one by Kingmenu. Of course "rather poor" by Kingmenu standards is fucking horrendous for those with a fully developed brain, but at least it's better than no subtitles at all, which some Kingmenu works most certainly call for.
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