Big Order 10 – METANORN

Big Order – 10 [END]

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I think the colourist quit during the final episode…

And so after a weekend of hard dragonboating, my reward is…the Big Order finale. Joyous. I stuck around just to see how this would end and let me just say that it was not at all worth it.

I envy those who dropped this episode around the time they cancelled Iyo’s pregnancy (which still hasn’t been explained), which is where the quality completely went out the window. Big Order has some minimal appeal at first as a show so bad, it managed to be kind of good in a bizarre, cult hit kind of way. However, Big Order was never able to continue this momentum, and it soon dissolved into a mess of incomprehensible character interactions and battles. There wasn’t a scrap of the old whimsy left. Even that initial momentum it had wasn’t that good, because it really was a hodge-podge of genuinely bad and genuinely bad-yet-good moments.

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So here we are, at a messed up ending that had so many things wrong with it I don’t even know where to begin. The big twist is that Sena actually caused the disaster thanks to her brother changing her memories. This isn’t all that shocking, but they try to make it more dramatic by having Sena stab her brother and act like she’s a villain again. Why should she make Eiji feel bad for a wish he made to help her when he was all of 5 years old? It doesn’t make sense. There’s also a slapdash fight between Hiiragi and Gennai that doesn’t amount to much because it’s so straightforward and boring. The Orders had so much potential, but none of the fights ended up being memorable because they just amounted to everyone spamming their power and using it in the most basic way.

What really gets me is how Rin hardly got any screentime. She had such an interesting with Eiji, but she only accompanies him for the beginning and end of the series. She hasn’t seen him for ages, so it’s so strange to see her suddenly bond with him again and give into her feelings so easily. My only compliment for this whole episode is probably that I’m glad they foreshadowing the Order fusion beforehand with Iyo, or else this would have been one mighty asspull. Still, it seems like a cheap solution to have Rin conveniently there when she’s needed at the end of the series .

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Looking back, this show was just about Eiji finding a way to fuck his sister. His only goal in life is to make her happy and all of his motives boil down to this. As this happens, a bunch of god-knows-what seems to simply occur around him and his desires. The council of 10 seem to operate in a separate bubble as Eiji just runs off and does his own thing most of the time, so it felt like we were following two different stories. Even now, I feel so far distanced from all of the council members because they had no time to be explored much deeper (with the exception of Iyo and Hiiragi…that’s 2/10…).  This is the biggest problem of Big Order – everything seems to happen separately and characters never interact. Conversations just feel like monologues that have no connection to each other. Battles happen all over the place that seem to have little relation to each other. Characters run of and do their own thing and then no one else acknowledges what they’ve done. Any relationships formed are at the most base level, and you can this with how the only people Eiji got close to were two pretty ladies who fell in love with him.

Big Order is one of the worst series I’ve watched all the way to the end (perhaps the worst, as I gave it the lowest MAL score I’ve ever given). It ceases to make sense after a while, the end goal isn’t even worth watching, and the characters are wretched. It’s garbage. It was worth it at the beginning to see Iyo get pregnant for a laugh, but it really had nothing after that. Maybe the harpoon guy, but that’s it.  watched to the end simply because I wanted to see just how bad an anime could be. It got bad. It got so bad.

Please never suggest this show to anyone to watch. They’d be better off with Boku no Pico.

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28 Responses to “Big Order – 10 [END]”

  1. skylion says:

    This was our special friend this season wasn’t it? We give it access to our house and home and it steals our silver candlesticks. Turns out the fucking thing can’t even sing! But WOW, dat Harem ending, and heavy handed nonsensical symbolism from start to finish.

    But at least we got two textbook examples out of it: How not to write a story, and the perfect image of a clusterfuck…

    • Overcooled says:

      It really does feel that way! Like, it’s our fault for letting it in in the first place and not kicking it out sooner but ahhh, man, I’m glad it’s gone now.

      I was groaning all throughout the last episode. This really is a good example of what not to do

  2. Di Gi Kazune says:

    hmm… Boku no Pico is better?!

  3. Highway says:

    So I win for dropping it even before Iyo’s pregnancy? I figured that just reading your posts had to be better than actually watching such a bad show. I think the both of you (OC and skylion) have had the right attitude about the show, tho. You’re not angry at it. It didn’t waste your time. You watched it out of free will. You might regret doing so, you might not, but so many people twist things in their head to actually BLAME shows for ‘making’ them watch them.

    It’s completely ok to be disappointed. The right thing to do is realize your own culpability.

    BTW, what score did you give this on MAL? My lowest complete show score is a 4, for Momo Kyun Sword, Brothers Conflict, Campione, and Kampfer.

    • Overcooled says:

      Yep! I think just knowing of the existence of a scene where she got pregnant and then UN-pregnant is enough – you don’t have to watch it to enjoy that concept.

      It’s hard to be angry when I was still kind of looking forward to see what it would do next. But yes, I know what you mean about some people feeling like the show somehow went out of its way to waste their time.

      I ended up giving it a 2 lol. I’m glad to say I’ve never watched those 4 shows though…(and I’ll avoid them for sure)

      • Highway says:

        The four of them are bad because of different reasons, that’s for sure. Of the four, Campione is probably the best, and Kampfer would have been better if it didn’t go completely idiotic at the end (somewhat like I presume Big Order did). Brothers Conflict was just ridiculous and Momo Kyun Sword was actually trying, but unfortunately substituted boobs and butts for, well, everything.

        I run into it with one of the shows I really liked, Glasslip. That one at least has the excuse that there actually is a great story in there, if you can watch it and see it. Too many people just didn’t see it, and continue to whine and be angry at the show.

    • Di Gi Kazune says:

      They even didn’t try the NICE BOAT ending. 🙁

  4. BlackBriar says:

    Going into the series simply on a whim with no expectation, I can say with ease I didn’t feel any loss watching this. I was indifferent, honestly and the reasoning to continue following was out of curiosity to see how low it could sink. Whew, the astonishment is indescribable.

    On the other hand, OC. You and skylion deserve to be repeatedly and thoroughly flogged for the sheer audacity of putting any kind of hope in Big Order. That sense of disappointment is getting off easy. All said and done, what the hell did I watch exactly?

    • skylion says:

      You can flog off with your floggery! I never one put any hope out there that the show would be any good. What I did was cheer for it to be So Awful, It’s Good. It did that in the early weeks of the show, then it made the same mistake Kabaneri made, and that was trying to use the damaged brain it found itself with.

      • Overcooled says:

        BB your comment is like the actual opposite of what Highway said to us lol I’m so lost

        • BlackBriar says:

          Hmmm… The choice is yours to which you’re sticking with.

    • ProtoSovereign says:

      Correction, I also went into Big Order on a whim with no expectations (well, I had a feeling it would be bad but that’s not really an expectation is it?). Anyway *brain haemorrhage* oh yes where was I? I finally finished it today somehow and BB I’m sorry for being so critical about Kabeneri, I shall find it in myself to forgive all of its faults. It in contrast to this is a masterpiece, honestly. I regret watching the ova to Big Order, I regret not dropping before the pregnancy event, I regret following through and watching the ending of Big Order. Now its nigh time I watch some Boku no Pico to wash out the aftertaste of Big Order since apparently its amazing in comparison.

      • BlackBriar says:

        In retrospect, the OVA set off every warning bell possible and we still ended up ignoring it. At least we both told OC to steer clear.

    • ProtoSovereign says:

      I feel like, I’ve lost my sanity from watching Big Order idk while you never seem fazed even by something as horrible as Big Order, but BB you are lucky to have survived watching it.

      • BlackBriar says:

        I went in with Captain America’s vibranium shield for protection. It sure came in handy. Just so you know, compared to Big Order, I didn’t survive Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki. Barely handled 4 episodes. That can tell you just how bad I thought that show was. More or less explaining my resilience.

  5. BlackBriar says:

    Looking back, this show was just about Eiji finding a way to fuck his sister.

    He gets away on a technicality. They’re not blood related.

  6. Rathje says:

    I dropped the show after the end of episode 1 – where his “tentacles” start suggestively wrapping around the girl and screen goes black with her yelling “nooooo!”

    And I just snorted in disgust and never watched another episode. I’m not 13 years old anymore – and that kind of Japanese misogyny shit doesn’t really do it for me anymore.

    Been fun watching you guys suffer through it though.

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