Oct 082014

Roses are red. Violets are blue. A post is made. With Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de & Tribe Cool Crew two/too.

Tribe Cool Crew #2
I have no idea why I dig Tribe Cool Crew. There’s no real plot to speak of. The story so far is simply about this “genki” kid and this shy girl he’s trying to get to form a dance team with. There’s some humor but this show isn’t exactly a comedy per-se. The first ep makes up for having basically no content by having exuberance, but the second episode’s already resorting to recycling the cgi dance sequences.

But gosh dang it, I like this show. On the surface, it’s as inane as all the other kids show out there but for some odd reason, Tribe Cool Crew’s very much watchable. I guess it has the “it” factor.

Would I recommend this show to others? Probably not. Especially not if you’re a fan of most of the stuff we like here on Mecha Guignol. But I personally, for some reason, do so enjoy Tribe Cool Crew. At least, for now. Perhaps it’ll suck later, but for now, I diggit.

Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de #1
Here’s the thing with Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de; it’s neither fish nor fowl. It’s not exactly trying to be “ha-ha” funny, rather, it’s more “oh look, someone with chuunibyou-syndrome and he’s making an ass of himself, I guess I should laugh” funny. It’s not exactly “slice of life” either. It kinda wants to be “slice of life” but at the same time, it’s dropping a lot of “oh, we have a DARMATIC plot” bits.

It’s K-On!! without the cake and tea. But the problem is, K-On!! was K-On! without the redeeming qualities.

Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de wants to be silly but it also wants to be serious. “Walking the middle path” might be a viable Bhuddist way of life, but as a medium of entertainment? It just ends up being lackluster.

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