Sep 29, 2015
24 of 24 episodes seen
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After 5 days I finally did it. I finished the worst show I have ever seen in my life… but that was to be expected since I watched it for the sole purpose of proving my nerves of steel. Before watching this I didn’t know what a show had to put me through, so I am forced to give it the lowest score possible and to be honest I didn’t think this show would cut it. So what happened?
Let’s get down to business, shall we?
(note: This might contain minor spoilers)
To summarize it vaguely: This anime follows a generic shounen plotline, filled with borderline pornographic
scenes, which take up a big part of the screen time. For the interested, these scenes consist of powerful human creatures, regardless of gender, literally sucking a magical energy-drink-like fluid, called “soma”, out of a female virgin’s breast. These creatures, called Quasars, possess the ability to control a certain type of atoms to a molecular level, unique to each individual quasar, but without having consumed quality “soma”, they can’t use their powers and thus are as useless as the rest of the normal humans in this show.
Let’s start with the characters:
Hell, Alexander Nikolaevich (“Sasha”) _ 13 year old Russian exchange student and Quasar of iron. He has a dark past, which fails to grip the viewer making him even more unlikable than he already is. For some unclear reason he gets into a mutual love relationship with the female lead Mafuyu.
Oribe, Mafuyu _ around 15 years old. She is an uninteresting character, which only serves as the love interest of our MC. Her stubbornness and misjudgment of all the important scenes made her unbearable.
Tomo Yamanobe _ around 15 years old. She has the biggest breasts in the show. She is the one Mafuyu promised to protect. I have to give props to Toyasaki Aki, her voice actress, for the voice acting of both the female Tomo and the manly quasar of gold. Her childish personality was really enjoyable, giving refreshment to the rest of the bland characters.
Ekaterina Kurae (“Katja”) _ (no idea about her age) She is a masochistic loli and was for me the only enjoyable character in the cast. The show started off promising torturous scenes, which she embodied perfectly. Sadly enough the show didn’t deliver those as it progressed, giving Katja even less screen time and making it even less enjoyable than it already was.
(those are the only characters worth mentioning)
The story revolves around our Russian exchange student called “Sasha”. He is a quasar and has a job to do in Japan. On my first watch (and I’ll be damned if it isn’t the last) it was unclear what his goal was exactly, since you easily lost focus every now and then because of the seemingly scheduled soma feast, our important characters had to go through every episode.
In the first 12 episodes you get introduced to the protagonists and their friends with some backstories here and there. The show starts off depicting a torturous murder on a young girl. Regardless of the presentation, I somewhat liked this kind of tone but soon enough it was clear this was going to be bad take on a shounen series with tons of fan service. In the next episodes you see “seemingly pointless fighting”, which turns out to be the master plan of the evil guys, to prepare our Sasha to be sacrificed for some reason (because that always works out...).
Surprisingly enough there was a good episode in this mess.(I will now take a detour to describe the only good moment in the show)
I have to give credit to episode 6 of the series, since it was the only episode in the series where I said: “wow they did something right”. Our gang of friends has to play maids for the rich girl, Tsujidou, Miyuri, so they can get a key for some villa to find something. While fooling around they get raided by a group of hired Russian soldiers who were ordered to find some sort of magical egg. At that point our main cast was consisting of tied up attractive underage girls and a boy who were lustfully glared upon by pleasure seeking soldiers. Everyone who hasn’t lived under a rock will surely know what is about to happen. Surprisingly enough the rich girl decides to sacrifice herself and offers to strip for the soldiers, so her beloved friends can get out safe. In an earlier dialogue the loli of the cast, stated that she is like jewelry, once you get bored of it or it loses its worth you throw it away. This is how she indirectly described her relationship with the rich girl, who is obsessed with wealth, as something temporary depending on how long she can last as her “little princess”. The stripping scene was accompanied by a melancholic piano which made you care for the first and last time about any character in this show. The loli ends up wanting to strip too and takes sip of soma while at it, so she can brutally massacre the soldiers and satisfy the viewers, in the meantime developed, cathartic thirst. The episode ends with the commander of the soldier group committing suicide and blowing the whole place up. Miraculously, our cast of characters survives. After this the show went downhill, dropping the themes and atmosphere developed earlier. But let’s get to the second half of the show.
Episode 13 and 14 are to be labeled as pure fan service (although eps 14 was somewhat unique and slightly fun to watch with the rich girl being a superhero or what not BUT this will get too long if I start talking about another episode in detail. In short: “boob lasers” and “reminded me a bit of Gurren Lagann”).
In the remaining episodes 15-24 the story goes really fast to reach the finish line. Introducing more Characters no one cares about with some of them ending up getting killed, and letting characters die who were established in the first half (no one from the main cast though). Our MC, Sasha, is now powered up and ready to fight the end boss. With the help of his friends, and the big breasts of Mafuyu, he somehow succeeds, defying all the established power levels in the story this far. The Last fight doesn’t make sense at all; victory isn’t achieved by any masterful strategic battle plan to defeat the superior enemy, but by the inability of the final antagonist to instakill the whole cast (as we have seen him do in other scenes), because of… reasons…? I don’t know, I get really angry when bad guys mess up for no reason at all and give the good guys an easy win…
After the final fight most of the new characters, which didn’t end up dying, just disappear and don’t matter anymore, but hey I guess that’s what happens when you defeat the end boss. In my opinion, the Hydrogen and Carbon Quasar combo should be able to annihilate everything, but they only get one fight, which ends up being pointless.
In the last Eps Sasha has to leave because his job is done, letting us watch him and Mafuyu being together for the last time. This would be a heartwarming episode, but only if we actually cared for them or simply understood why those two got into a relationship in first place.
The quality of the show is on relatively low standards, considering it’s a 2010 show. It looks and is animated even worse than older shows like Studio Deen’s Fate/Stay Night. All the character designs look like uninspired textbook shounen characters. Most of the fights are portrayed in a way which does not require good animation nor choreography, and if it does… then we have Deen-like movements.
Music was used to make scenes emotional, but as stated before the generic dark backstories don’t sell well. You end up not even caring if someone gets hurt or has his loved ones getting killed in front of his eyes. In other words: nothing noteworthy.
Enjoyment was nearly inexistent for me. The constant slap to the face of boobs, panties and lewd scenes made it unwatchable, even forcing me to pause and tab away for some minutes… or hours. It’s clear as day that this show was made with the clear aim to make it appeal to certain demographics, such as horny 13 year olds or hard core ecchi fans. I don’t belong to any of those and thus this show was a big miss for me in the end (as expected). If the show was presented in a more mature way, or just kept its tone and atmosphere from the first episode I would have enjoyed it a bit. But then again I wouldn’t have watched it in the first place. It’s like saying “if the show was better it wouldn’t be bad” so it doesn’t matter in the end.
For the interested in numbers:
(Art and sound didnt leave any impression which could influence the overall quality/enjoement and were thus neglected)
If you think you can jerk off to minors sucking each other’s breasts in borderline pornographic presentation and scenes, then this show is for you. If not then be happy to leave.