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ep 1 - Mini-twin-long-chan and the furry town
From the description, I was expecting a much more “epic” first episode. It was still pretty alright though, it mostly felt like it was getting you ready for episode 2 more than being of any value on its own, lots of pressure on episode 2 now… The troll maid is wonderful. Wants eat boy man. Can’t, am maid. idk how I feel about a troll being a maid, but at the same time I can’t not be excited at the idea.
Willem seems like a pretty standard protagodude and same with the mini twin long blue, Chtholly? I think that was her name. Usually I don’t remember names, but I remember hers because Cthulu. Anyways, she’s very kawaii but these two will need to step up their game after this episode if they want their parents to be proud of them.
EP 2 - the child and the cliff
I feel like this episode picked up the pace a bit, but there was still quite a lot of hollow exposition. We’re still getting characters thrown at us with the introduction of the double braid neko tomboy Ithea and the short twin nyanpass Nephren-chon. Not much to say about them as they’re just empty characters atm. Troll maid gets a bit more development as the onee-chan of the place with her tending to the broken faced lolichaun and telling Willem a lot of things he already knew (more poorly done exposition). Speaking of lolichauns, I was pretty happy to see our first bit of drama in the series. The lolichaun falling off the cliff and no fucks being given was the highlight of the episode for me. Willem was a bit over-dramatic about it, the face zoom and pupil wiggle dundunDUN was kind of silly, but he isn’t wrong. Them lepers be creeping as fuck.
The fresh-faced and moody Chtholly gets some skin deep development as we learn a few vague but seemingly important facts about her. Finally, I like that we get to see a bit more into Willem’s character and his fatherly charm. All very shallow developments character-wise, but this is episode 2, I’m not expecting heart-wrenching or epic backstories quite yet. The fact that Chtholly plans to sacrifice herself would have been somewhat dramatic if not for the fact the I have no reason to care about her living at this point. I’m basically in agreement with the leprechauns viewpoint as of this episode. In fact, they could have given the role of sacrifice to the troll maid and it would have made more of an impact because at least she has a reason to live (to eat willem) where as Chtholly is just cute and nothing else at this point.
Now some (probably) important facts
EP 3 - Call me Ren-chon
I appreciate that they try to snap Chtholly back to reality a little bit with her realization of her strange behavior in the morning.
I'm glad that Ren-chon asks Willem to call her Ren because I've forgotten her name.
I have to wonder if Chtholly asking for butter cake is a wacky coincidence or if there's some deeper plot to that. I don't even recall being told how long Willem was frozen. I thought it was 100 years from the synopsis and the big monster mentioning how it's going to sleep for 100 years basically hinting that they're going to have another stand off. So unless the butter cake thing was passed down several generations, I'm not sure what to say.
Willem finally plays the "come back alive and I'll grant you any wish" card but I feel like it's to late too have any impact. This is like playing a trap card when your opponent has 100LP and an empty board, meanwhile you have a Kuriboh.
I'm happy that we get a short explanation about how the dug weapons work. Although, now I have more questions that I don't even want to bother asking because I doubt they will be answered.
I like that this episode picked up the pace with the characters and gave us a quick bath in the plot, but I'm not super excited that I actually have more questions now that this episode is over than I had going in to it. Usually, I don't consider that to be a bad thing, mysteries are a great and add suspense. The questions I have feel more like things that were simply forgotten or poorly explained than like intentional mysteries of the world. Like their lack of explanation of how the fairies are actually using the dug weapons.
EP 4 - Where the Chtholly at?
This episode starts very poorly. Instead of building tension in the days after the girls leave, we're thrown 2 weeks into the future and expected to understand how much Willem misses Chtholly who he's mostly treated indifferently up to this point.
The "Chtholly, get me a hammer please" scene for example made no sense. So far, Willem and Chtholly have never been so close that they're around each other all the time, in fact, Willem hangs out with Nygglatho more than Chtholly. He then freaks the fuck out even though Chtholly-tachi have already been gone for two weeks. Two weeks is a long time, I'm less than 4 minutes in to the episode and you don't see me running up and down my hallway looking for Chtholly. I was told once that she left to battle and I can retain that information for a decent amount of time, why is Willem freaking his shit? Of course, this is all passed off as being a dream in an attempt to excuse how stupid it is.
Exploring the town with the green leper was fun. I forgot why we came to town in the first place, but it was enjoyable until we got to the destination where we were instantly met with a giant ball of questions concerning Nygglatho. I'm sure the director meant for the whole "tuning" thing to be a more pressing matter, but I couldn't focus on that because seeing a real troll and how little it resembled Nygglatho got me thinking more than the vague talk about tuning that they were going on about.
They also mentioned at some point that Tiat is a fairy which confused me. I thought they were leprechauns. I was promised leprechauns, where are they at?
I'm not usually a big fan of furries, but the one in this episode was quite cute with her hat, so I will excuse her for keeping her blade sheathed. But only this once, next time somebody bumps in to her, there will be blood.
The last scene was absolute garbage. After everyone starts running around in a hurry and Willem asks the random pig what's up, the pig says "it's confidential" or w/e which is fine and everything, but then Willem shows the pig his rank and that seems to do the job. The pig is at attention and ready to report, this should be good enough, but no. Willem decides to waste everyone's time explaining further to the pig just how important he is and why he needs to be told the info that the pig has been ready to give him for that past minute. Props to this pig for staying professional while Willem derps out. The garbage doesn't end there. After hearing the news that "island 15's defense has failed" Willem absolutely loses his shit. Generally speaking, the fact that a defensive line has failed doesn't mean that everyone was massacred. There are plenty of ways to fail at defending a territory without everyone dying and it isn't normal for a person to assume anyone specific has died after hearing those words. Even if the pig had said that they dropped a nuke on the island, it's pretty normal to assume that maybe, possibly, your fairy girlfriend who you barely cared about last episode made it out alive.
Of course, nobody watching this anime thought for a second that anyone died, and they didn't. They're walking behind him.
After his anime dash to hug Chtholly, Willem hugs Chtholly without her hair in his arms, this means he pulled off an extremely precise and awkward hug by slithering his hands between her hair and her back. The idea of this made me laugh and is the best part of this episode.
Willem's actions were so out of character that the two side-girls felt the need to feed us excuses for it.
EP 5 - Finally tentacles!
This episode starts and we are immediately greeted by tentacles which automatically wins my heart, even after the episode 4 incident. Chtholly going all birdbox on us while fighting that weird thing was kind of unexpected. I'm not sure if that was supposed to be some sort of internal conflict, or if the creature was causing some kind of psychological effect.
The furry barged in pretty pissed off as expected of a character who was ignored on her very introduction episode. Her dada gonna get ansatsu and needs uncle lizard's help but he cbf and tells Willem to do it, but willem cbf either. The level of cbf here was excellent and I approve. I feel like there aren't enough episodes for us to deal with her problems, so let's quickly move on. Sorry dog girl with smol hat.
WOW. Emoji chef. Thank you.
Willem's finger banging was a little bit cringe. Why was he even hiding the fact that he was really flicking coins at them? It's actually more suspicious to think that he's firing projectiles out of his finger, than to know that he's just a good quarter flicker. I mean, what the fuck was that entire scene?
Willem gets a slap to face due to accidental doggo belly rubs in ep 4. Deserved.com
The brony rabbit is top tier, almost as good as the emoji chef. What even is this episode?
I don't get why Chtholly is so upset about Willem going to meet whosy-whatsis. Generally speaking, going to meet someone takes what? an hour, two hours, something like that, right? Maybe I missed the part where Brony the Bunny said that they're going on a dangerous 7 week adventure and will face many a perilous foe who may be their end. Anyways, the gang leave on their shit aircraft and Willem stays behind to cry.
I was on board with this anime until episode 4, I think episode 5 got back in the groove of things. Still not a great anime by any means, but I'm back to actually enjoying the stupid crap that's happening instead of dwelling on how dumb everyone is acting.
Tsundere old man was needed in this anime, glad they added one.
Having Willems 500 year old rival show up as a comic relief talking head was kind of anti-climatic
Some mystery behind how the beasts were created. How they ended up having this converstation in the first place is super weird considering how Willem seemed to be quite confident of his knowledge on how the beasts were created when he was talking with Nygglatho a while back.
Magus self-aware of this series excessive need to slap Willem.
Chtholly tripping balls all the way to candy mountain was pretty cool. I wonder if Elq is the red hair from the very begining of the series? I'll have to go back to ep 1 to confirm, but idk if the red hair from ep 1 is the same red hair that was hanging out with Willem and Magus.
With brony mentioning that Chtholly's "memories from her previous life are disentigrating her mind" I think everyone can take a hint at where they're going with all this.
Also now I finally understand why Chtholly was making a big deal about Willem hanging back with his old bois. I still don't get why she couldn't be like yo willem I'mma RIP soon so can we hang out for a while before you go meet your peep.
Neko making awkardly accurate assuption about how Chtholly woke from candy mountain is a little bit cringy.
EP7 - Butter cake
Finally we get some fucking butter cake!
2 girls 4 biscuits scene was a little bit pointless. They kind of just talked about things we were literally just told in the last episode.
Tiat's starting to feel emotions that she shouldn't, and everyone's just like hmm iunno maybe you're growing, have some butter cake and see if you feel better?
Nygglatho wants to eat Chtholly's flesh but Chtholly refuses, wtf rude.
Chtholly getting lewd af eyeballing Willem's hand. Nygglatho didn't raise you to be that kind of girl.
During the Chtholly cooking scene, if you want to be super nit-picky about things, notice Chtholly picks up a cup and either a) it was placed exactly pixel perfectly behind another cup with the spoon also pixel perfect. or b) The cup was drawn as part of the table and they were too lazy to redraw the chunk of the table that would be missing if the cup moved. Maybe they hoped nobody would notice, but there's nothing else going on in this scene so it's hard not to notice. Also notice how she doesn't actually put any spices into the pot, is it really that difficult to animate a couple of specks falling into a pot?
EP8 - Where art thou pepper shaker?
The scene with Chtholly forgetting which shaker is the pepper was really contrived. I get what they were going for here, but they could have used literally anything aside from that to do it. I mean, these spices don't even have labels on them, it should be normal for someone to not know which is which.
We meet a shitty goblin that will probably never be shown again and is an entirely pointless character at this point in the show.
Altima falls off a poll. This scene is kind of weird because in ep 1 when chtholly falls off a similar, or slightly taller building she mentions that she doesn't have enough time to do her fairy wings thingy, but Willem was fast enough to save her. Now she's faster than Willem even though she is supposed to not be a fairy anymore. I'm guessing this is because Willem is running in slow motion instead of using his super speed, right?
Anyways, Chtholly gets more gamer girl hair due to the entire incident, which I'm ok with.
EP9 - A wise neko once told me
I'm starting to like this Neko a lot. So much that I even remember her name now, Ithea. She seems to be the only character in the show that understands it's faults and genuinely wants to help make this a better anime. Unfortunately nobody takes her seriously because she's just a side-neko.
Troll festival was dumb and just an excuse to put everyone in dresses. Discount hot spring episode.
Chtholly forgets her gem thingy indicating that her long term memories are fading away, but I'm sure something will happen soon which will contradict that.
EP11 - Let's go smugging
After falling down a sinkhole, Chtholly is too busy smugging to realize a big fucking rock is about to turn her into butter bread. Willem has to super sonic sega to save her and we get the whole spiel from Tholly about how he shouldn't use his powers because he's weak af beta male or w/e.
That being said, it seems like Willem has been using his powers every few episodes with very little consequence, I don't think it's as big of a worry as anyone in this anime is making it out to be.
Everyone starts to discuss how they're going to get out of the tunnel but Chtholly doesn't really care so she just fucks off to go and find Elq. End of tunnel scene.
Elq explains the plot to us in two or three sentences that can really only be explained as a mix of words and punctuation. I'm not entirely sure if this was a result of bad translation, or if Elq has some sort of mental problem. She's a child yes, but children don't usually talk like Yoda.
Anyways, from what I could understand; Three gods were watching over the world and tried to stop humans from destroying it. (I have two questions). The three gods failed to stop humans from destroying the world because the humans killed their master (Elq). The three gods turned into monsters and destroyed everything (Why?).
Q1: Ok so there are three gods, four if you count elq. Where do the three other beasts come in to play?
Q2: What exactly were the humans doing that was destroying the world? Is this like some global warming bullshit that we're talking about, or death star tier world destruction? I think the seven beast and the Gods are supposed to be separate things.
Example: Humans created 7 beasts to destroy the world, three gods tried to stop them but Assplay did the kill to their loli master and so the three gods did.... something.... world exploded... islands..... losing my will to live.... chtholly is a god?
Q3: Why did Assplay kill Elq? I was going to assume that Assplay loved Willem but she was dying and Willem was petrified so she used that magic sword to transfer her consciousness into Elq so Willem can find her when he awoke. I figured the red-hair that Chtholly was turning in to was Assplay, not the shitty loli that nobody gives a damn about. But nope I'm wrong, nothing that deep is going on here, Chtholly is just a god because the anime thinks that is more cool.
Q4: Can we please have someone other than a retarded child explain the plot to us. There's that old magus dude who seems like he'd do a much better job at it.
EP 12 - REN-CHOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!
Willem goes cray cray because Chtholly's hair color finally turns completely red and he thinks it doesn't suit her because she isn't a true gamer.
Yuri couple in the forest give birth to a baby Chtholly, basic blue edition.
Now that everyone is dead or an infant, Nygglatho can farm leprechauns in peace. No more TO sniffing around her business and lowering profits by convincing characters that their lives hold value.
The End. Final review coming soon.
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