Muv Luv Alternative
I just want this whole backstory out of the way, because we all know errbody’s gonna die, there’s going to be delicious suffering and then TIMESKIP. Back then, people were happy with anime girls being cute but we’ve evolved beyond this point and we’ve taken pleasure out of drinking the tears of fictional girls in despair. Muv Luv does a decent job on exposition, but the characterization is lacking. Not that it matters that much when you already have an idea what’s going to happen to these girls.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but is this set in the Heian period? If you’re into period pieces and romance this could be a great way to entertain yourself. I on the other hand have no interest in these things. The artistic representation (a.k.a let’s put THICK OUTLINES ON ALL THE CHARACTERS) doesn’t do much for me either. Dropped.
So this is another Sunrise comedy brought to you by the people behind Gintama, one of my favorite comedies. Binbougami Ga’s first episode certainly made me recall Gintama, but it’s still not quite there. You see, Daily Lives of Highschoolboys almost had this restrained energy that never got to obnoxious. Binbougami Ga! is extremely obnoxious– it really needs to tone it down. The emotional parts were surprisingly good though, and I’m looking forward to what Ichiko and Momiji are going to do next. Could be the comedy of the season if it plays its cards right.