May 29, 2011
kekekeKaj (All reviews)
"Plastic Little" (or, to give it its full title "Plastic Little: The Adventures of Captain Tita",) is an action anime that manages to fall short of mediocrity despite having a pretty good opening. Filled with fan service and a half-arsed plot, it turned out to be a very dull affair. My concentration wandered so many times during this boring anime, that I totally lost track of what was going on. And you know what? I don't really care - this turned out to be a complete waste of my time... good job it only wasted 45 minutes of it.

In this truly unsatisfying OVA, nothing really stood out. The comedy is forgettable - I can't even remember a single joke they attempted. In fact I can barely remember whether it's meant to be comedy or not, but since it's got "Comedy" down as one of its genre labels, I guess it must be... or at least it tried to be. I'm not usually one to complain about lack of originality, but the story and characters are so unoriginal and one dimensional that they totally bore me. The story is your typical bad guys who want to destroy the world (they didn't bother explaining why) set up, with a most unlikely group of "pet shop hunters" (ok I guess there might be some originality in this after all) armed with state of the art equipment out to stop them.

Incredibly, the story has a few holes in it even though there's barely enough material to support the existence of holes. It also somehow manages to be badly explained even though there's barely anything to explain. In particular, what happened towards the end the show is a bit of a puzzle to me... but I didn't really care enough to try and puzzle it out - I was just relieved that this borefest was finally coming to an end!

The characterisations are plain lazy - it doesn't feel like the creators put too much effort into them. A few common, cheap tricks are applied here and there to try and make them seem more interesting, but it totally failed, as they didn't interest me in the slightest.

If you're looking for action, there are far better anime out there than this extraordinarily dull show. At the end of the day, the most interesting thing about "Plastic Little" is its title... and the amusing name "Captain Tita" - it doesn't take a genius to figure out that this is an ecchi.

And why is this called "Plastic Little" anyway??