If I ever get around to writing a list of most pointlessly depressing sequels and follow ups, Happy Kiss is most definitely ending up on it. From start to finish this was pretty uninspired and pointless, and this final might as well not exist.
I should have realised that final episode or not, this anime never had anything more to say than tell someone they aren’t unhappy and then sing a bit before zapping them into a bath and everything will be solved. That’s literally what we watched for 12 episodes and the final boss fight doesn’t vary from this routine at all except that the song takes longer and the boys use their magic sticks as pseudo microphones while the tin soldiers dance. It’s a little depressing to be honest.
And while the student council and Kyotaro’s group now seem to all be getting along, we kind of realised that there wasn’t any reason for them not to be other than stupidity in the first place. Where earlier seasons of this franchise had a little bit of cleverness to them and some amusing observations, outside of the first two episodes, this iteration delivered nothing other than formulaic drivel. On the bright side, at least it is over now. At least until we get the ‘Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Super Love’ spin-off which almost sure to be the next cash grab for the franchise.
- Episode 11: He’s That Upset Over That?
- Episode 10: The Silver Lining
- Episode 9: Roll the Dice
- Episode 8: Endless Summer, Endless Formula
- Episode 7: The Less Said
- Episodes 6: Rinse and Repeat
- Episodes 4 + 5: Are You Happy?
- Episode 3: Ridiculous Villains Here
- Episode 2: The Hero’s Indifference
- Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss First Impressions
- Cute High Earth Defense Club Series Review
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5 thoughts on “Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 12: Another Cash Grab Ends”
It looks weird
Weird is a pretty good description.
And so it ends… I hoped for a good finale and yet I struggled to watch this episode because it just felt so painfully generic, bland, uninspired and honestly, outright bad.
I actually dislike the cast because the basic point of this entire season is “Every character is an idiot”. That’s NEVER a good reason for a story that wasn’t build around this premise, which would have been really easy here but they missed the mark. If it was just one character, fine, but the entire cast? The title should have been:
Moron’s Boring Earth Cash Grab Club: Happy Money
I wouldn’t have complained then, the message would have been clear instead of “Season 3” without it being a third season at any moment at all.
Hopefully there will be a next season, without this cast, with the old cast and with some actual clever writing like the previous season had at points.
I was already surprised by this but with a premise like this, all you need is an interesting antagonist and then the story basically writes itself. They had 12 shots at a hint of originality (Episode 10 had a good… idea) but they missed the huge barn that is two meters in front of them.
I’m not going back for another season. No matter what the promo looks like, I didn’t much like season 2 and this season has been dreadful. It is time to pull the plug on this franchise whether they keep making it or not, I am done.