Trying to escape to a better show!
Medaka Box Abnormal appears to be fully embracing its shonen identity, with Oudo following up Unzen as the new, more powerful enemy. The motivations seem pretty flimsy and rather unfitting for this school setting, and Odou’s princely gimmick is uninteresting, reminding me of Gilgamesh from the Fate series more than anything. Maybe I’ll care more as his motivations are more explained, but I somehow doubt it.
Also, Zenkichi was literally right next to Medaka; he shouldn’t have been airborne for 10 seconds when attacking Oudo. That scene was incredibly stupid.
On the other hand, it was a joy to be introduced to Medaka’s brother. That perverted prodigy siscon character is a pretty expected one these days, but I could appreciate the lengths to which Abnormal went to show the depth of his obsession. The photographs and figures are one thing, but oppai slippers? That’s taking it to the next level. I always say, if a show can’t be good, it should at least be bold, and Maguro was bold.
Again, the story development is worrying. I don’t like the idea of a protracted training arc. I want Medaka to spend more time with her friends, figuring out how best to use her talents to better the world, instead of powering up like Goku. I genuinely love most of Abnormal‘s characters; let them be themselves instead of hammering them into pre-defined genre roles.
Thanks to Fosh again for the captions!
A math/science geek and a self-dubbed cynical optimist. I don't care if it's deep, if it can make me feel something or laugh, it's fine in my book. @lvlln