mfw; I realised this was just another beach episode
It’s summer time [still] in Kuro Usagi land, and you know what that means? BEACH EPISODE! Because apparently it wasn’t enough to torture us with it once, nope, we need yet another one. Fan-fucking-tastic. Okay, so its not quite a beach episode as it is an onsen one, BUT IT’S PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING. Gekkou seems to be the only other one who is as thoroughly aggrivated by this as me, though. But as you can imagine there is the usual breast groping, “girl talk” and wet naked splashing. Joy.
For once the fanservice attempts to equal itself out, though, as we get plenty of naked Gekkou, Taito and the demon bros. fooling about in the baths. And while that’s going on the girls are all talking about Taito. Boring! Back to the man-ass please~
this shot alone makes the whole episode worth it
Izumi continues inflicting her yuri tendencies on Himea and even ropes Mirai in to help. Meanwhile the boys are having a cock-contest. It backfires of course and this leads to them all getting trapped in the sauna. They break out after causing much collateral damage that leaves them all beat. Izumi gets drunk, and I might be wrong but is it me or do they try and have a genuine “moment” here? Dear God Zexes, never. Don’t even attempt it.
Oh, and you won’t believe what happens next; they actual try and sequel bait us. THIS. GETTING A SECOND SEASON? No. No, no, no, no, please dear god no….Yuuichi stands on the rooftop monologuing quietly to himself, as does Hinata while back with the Student Council they open a portal and set off into another (undoubtably lame) adventure.
Yes, go into the swirly portal of death and don’t come back
I will pay you NOT to
Izumi wants to know your sex confessions
Taken out of context this could be Gekkou’s inner monologue…nice
That’s what all rapists say
Yet again….good observation
Me too, Hinata. Me too.
WHO ENDS A SERIES WITH A BEACH EPISODE? WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH THE MINDS OF THE PRODUCERS? HOW DID ANYONE THINK THAT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?! URRRRRRRR. This episode was horrible. It managed to wrangle a few chuckles from me but for the most part it was a vapid waste of time and just an excuse to get the characters naked. Pah! What a load. This episode summed up everything that is WRONG with Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi (aside from the unnecessarily long title); unfunny jokes, irritating characters and pointless tangents. NOTHING about this episode had a point, it didn’t go anywhere, do anything or elicit any response from me other than boredom.
Whenever they pull the “what kind of boobs does my boyfriend like?” skit I can’t help but remember all the shows that did it better, that were actually funny, or that actually had a REASON for why the character was insecure about it. Zero no Tsukaima springs to mind as a good example of how to do that plot point right. But ZnT was everything this show isn’t, that being funny, successful and actually ENTERTAINING. I really stopped caring about these guys at about the halfway mark and the only thing that kept me watching was the prospect of Hinata turning up again and causing havoc. Which he didn’t. That’s another complaint I have; wasting an insidious character like Hinata. You’d think that if you were lucky enough to cast Jun in your crappy anime you’d FUCKING USE HIM…orz.
On the whole the elements were there but it just flumped in its over all execution. I really enjoyed the first 5 or so episodes. They were fun and the show seemed like it had something to offer. Showcasing some unusual ecchi fetishes set it apart from the rest, but in the end Kuro Usagi succumbed to the lack of substance and piss-poor writing as so many of its predecessors. And because of the end result I don’t think I can recommend it. Those first few good episodes aren’t worth the dissapointment of the later ones. The only possible thing I can mention as staying consistantly good was the animation. The colour scheme is vibrant and beautiful, the hair of the girls standing out as especially unique and cool.
The opening song is still awesome and of course Hinata was a total boss when he was actually on screen, as was his brother. Taito and Himea however didn’t fare so well. Himea had some interesting points but they were abandoned in favor of a very cliché and irritating personality. Taito fell to this as well, except that he was never very interesting to begin with. Zexcs doesn’t exactly have a good reputation anyway, what with it’s long list of involvment in weak anime. And this is just another title to add to that list.
Bottom line, what started out as a pleasure quickly became an absolute chore and if I were you I would bypass Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi. Run. Run for the hills, and don’t look back