Watch or Drop: Pirikarako-chan, Granbelm, If It’s For My Daughter I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord, Magical Sempai

Boy, this post title is longer than an Isekai novel.

There is too much anime so I’m going to be going through a lot of different shows.

Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan: Watch

Here is a show no one cares about Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan. It’s a kids show, it looks cute, and I like the colors but my gosh it is weird.

I don’t know how much explaining the plot will help me wrap my head around this show but it stars a young girl named Pirikarako who is asked to watch her grandmothers shop. She is joined by her friends, three floating strawberries and what looks like a patch of grass. While she is selling food to a customer this other kid shows up and tries to give the costumer caviar to which the Pirkarako then drowns the other kid in mentiako, which is pollock roe eggs. After killing the competition she then starts putting mentiako on every food she can think of feeding it to one random passerby who thinks its delicious. To appease this new hungry costumer Pirkarako then spreads mentiako over everything including one of her strawberry friends. Another strawberry cannibalizes their breatharian regarding that mentia does not go well with strawberries. Pirkarako’s distructive path continues as she covers buildings with mentia covering entire skyscrapers with a smile on her face. At the end of the episode pirikarako’s returns to behold a scene of destruction and despair.

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The Horror

So after a pretty weird first episode and seeing how I’m not the show’s target audiance I’m going to have to pass on this show OR THAT’S WHAT I ORIGINALLY THOUGHT. After thinking about it some more the episodes are only four minutes long and I really like the color, art style and just how weird it is. I may or may not write about this show in the future but I will still watch it.

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The face of an Uncaring Destroyer


GranBelm: Dropped

Wow I really don’t have much to say it was pretty underwhelming. The show is about cute girls in giant robots, they shoot lasers at each other and there is a lot of yelling. So first I think the robot designs are pretty goofy they look like if someone puts Optimus Prime’s face on a circle.

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Artistic representation of Grandblem robot

There is a lot of big dumb action where there is just a bunch of lasers, flying and flashing all over the place, it’s just a bunch of nonsense. for an action scene to be engaging to me I need to know the limits of the characters so that way there is a sense of tension and strategy that can go into the fight without clearly defined limits I’m just watching a toned down version of Dragon Ball Z.

Nothing really grabbed me the animation was fine but nothing to write home about and for first episodes, it was pretty standard with the main character discovering their hidden power by the end.

There’s nothing particularly unique of how the first episode was presented, no interesting ideas that caught my attention it was just kind of boring, so Dropped

If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord: Dropped

The show starts off on the wrong foot by opening with a very slow actions scene where the main guy is fighting a bunch of fish-people. There is not weight or speed to any of the hero’s sword swings so off the bat the show is giving a pretty bad first impression on its action. this opening action scene tells my reviewer brain that the director doesn’t know how to handle action scenes but they put one in any way, so that’s the first strike against this series.

It is weird because this action scene was unnecessary they could have opened the episode with the main character coming back from a quest and stopping by the river to fish. After that, he could have met up with the demon girl and start the rest of the show. so they didn’t need an action scene if they weren’t going to do it right.

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I regret this too

The main characters’ designs are pretty generic too. The main guy looks Kirito with brown hair, and I could tell you anything about him from his design. Character design in any visual medium should communicate what is essential about a character through visual cues, or at the very least be memorable. This guy looks like they just took a stock light novel guy and put him into the show. I think the reason why he is so generic is so that the viewer (male viewers in particular) can project themselves on the character. this essentially amounts to a non-character a guy who does things because he is nice and he is nice because he is a nice guy.

I don’t hate the show but so far I am unimpressed I would have watched the rest of the episode but at the 6:30 mark there is a scene when the director messed up perspective.

This is the mistake in question. in the first show, we have a close up on the main guy’s face with the girl in the background now my brain is telling me based on the perspective that the girl is on a higher elevated surface so that her full body can be seen. But when we cut to the side we see that the girl is on the same elevation so from the last shot there was no way that we would have been able to see the girl’s whole body from the camera’s perspective.

Untitled drawing (1)For me, this was strike three so I stopped watching the episode here and moved on to the next show which was.

Magical Sempai: Dropped

Right off the bat, I should have known this was going to be a fanservice show. Now if fanservice is done tastefully I would be fine with it. It was not tastefully done here. The first thing is that the camera in the opening was focused on the Magical Sempai’s chest and waist, with here cloths contorting to the shape of her breast.


Now if the show was funny then I might have liked it but the jokes were just too sporadic, it jumps from one joke to the next without giving the viewer any time to appreciate the punchlines, which weren’t even that good. The first joke is about how the magical Sempai has stage fright which results in her throwing up repeatedly. Her vomiting from stress was the punchline but there was not enough time spent to emphasize her nervousness to where it escalated to her vomiting.

What really turned me off from the series is when the show tried to turn me on. The Magical Senpai entices the main male character (and male viewers) to stay with the club by telling him she is going to do a trick with bondage. she messes up the trick and is tangled in a rope falls on the ground and has her underwear in front of the camera. this made me feel gross so I turned off the show.

3/4 Dropped – pretty bad day


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