Sep 12, 2022
I don't even know what to say. I genuinely think people should watch all of Phantom just to watch these specials.
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Phantom to death. But this? Genuinely a masterpiece.
Up until now, I thought my favorite funny scene in all of anime was the scene in the Sakamoto Desu Ga OVA when he was in America. But this? Oh boy this tops it. On two different episodes, I laughed so hard that I cried.
This ventures into "so bad it's good." I genuinely believe that some of the scenes here were improvised.
I don't want to spoil anything, but you NEED to
watch this. Just trust me. I'll include spoilers below this in case you're still not convinced.
There's episodes where Reiji and Erin turn into HAND PUPPETS. Funniest thing I've ever seen, not even joking. Like, they use actual hand puppets and have *a poster* of the training warehouse behind them as real people act out a script. During one of them, the person moving the puppet didn't know what to do, so Erin just kinda laid still on the microphone.
In another scene, Claudia meets Cal and Cal calls her "obaa-san" (grandmother). One way or another, "obaa-san" turns into OBAMA and Cal starts calling Claudia "Obama." And then Claudia starts saying "YES WE CAN."
Please. Please. PLEASE watch this if you're a Phantom fan and have a sense of humor. I'm begging you.
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