Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episodes 6: Rinse and Repeat

I get that magical girl anime are formulaic at times, but a parody needs to do more than replay over and over again. We get the joke already.   This episode served as further evidence that the less actual plot an episode provides, the more likely we are to get a full transformation sequence. In … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episodes 6: Rinse and Repeat

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Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episodes 4 + 5: Are You Happy?

We continue our plot of over-simplistic villains and solutions that make no sense as our brave (or rather reluctant) knights continue to thwart attempts at... You know, I'm not even sure that the villain in this anime has an actual plan. Episode 4: Dad obsessed with finding buried treasure drives son to ranting at people … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episodes 4 + 5: Are You Happy?

Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 3: Ridiculous Villains Here

I asked last week how many weeks you could run the same joke and this anime is determined to find out. Strictly formulaic in its approach, you either enjoy the conversations between the characters or there's really nothing much else going on. I think the one thing this season has over previous ones, is that … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 3: Ridiculous Villains Here

Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 2: The Hero’s Indifference

How many weeks can an anime milk the joke of a team of heroes uninterested in the villains and the lame monsters¬† and have it remain amusing? Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss is definitely going to try to find out as it runs this joke ragged. Maybe I'm just go to show my … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 2: The Hero’s Indifference

Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss First Impressions

I enjoyed the first Cute High Earth Defense Club anime but dropped the sequel mid-way because it just felt repetitive. I wasn't going to pick this up, but a few positive reviews encouraged me to try episode one. I ended up being pleasantly surprise. What did you think of this first episode? What happens when … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss First Impressions

Cute High Earth Defense Club Love Episode 4

Review: And I'm done here as well. I really didn't think this show had a second season in it and when the giant ball of hair monster caused the building to sprout hair I knew it was over. The thing is, Cute High was a parody of magical girls but once you've got the joke … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Love Episode 4

Cute High Earth Defense Club Love Episode 3

Review: There's something about the deadpan delivery of some of the lines in this show that just makes me laugh. Sometimes the lines aren't even particularly funny and it's the same every episode. One of the members of the Earth Defense Club will say something that is either beyond stating the obvious or is entirely … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Love Episode 3

Cute High Earth Defense Club Series Review

  Overview: The Earth Defense Club (so named because the room they hang out in has a sign on it that says that) don't really do anything except hang out and talk about incredibly random things. They also go to the baths, a lot. Then a pink wombat shows up and gives them all magic … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Series Review

Cute High Earth Defence Club Love Episode 1 + 2

Overview: If you didn't watch the first season, this is a parody of magical girl shows (and a bit of social commentary) filled with magical boys who when they aren't fighting in magical girl costumes spend a lot of time sitting around in the bath discussing whatever random thing comes across their thoughts. Review Episode … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defence Club Love Episode 1 + 2

Friday’s Feature – On Magical Girls (1/3)

We know all the titles: Sailor Moon, Card Captor, Shugo Chara, Kamichama Karin, and so on (there are a lot of magical girl anime out there). We also know the parodies: Cute High Earth Defence and Is This A Zombie. We know the darker magical girl shows that are starting to emerge: Madoka Magica and … Continue reading Friday’s Feature – On Magical Girls (1/3)