How much mileage can you get out of a parody concept of magical boys who don't really want to save the world? Well, this franchise has asked that question again and again but if there is one thing Happy Kiss has taught me, it is that Cute High Earth Defense Club Whatever needs to just stop now.
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 … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 12: Another Cash Grab Ends
While I'm kind of used to this show trivialising things, particularly motivations, finally finding out the cause of Ata's deep rooted resentment was even more vapid than I had suspected. Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss has one more episode and then I will fortunately say goodbye to this one. The whole season has … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 11: He’s That Upset Over That?
Well, the one thing I consistently liked about this anime, the song they use when transforming the monsters back, was butchered this weak by the geriatric versions of the cast. I'd call it quits but I'm thinking there's only like two episodes left. There was something that could have been quite funny about this episode. … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 10: The Silver Lining
While this isn't the worst episode of this anime, that isn't exactly a resounding recommendation as we continue to get no plot development and a formulaic approach that has already worn out its welcome. It is festival time at the school and the club have to come up with a compelling activity because... reasons. Something … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 9: Roll the Dice
While we're sticking true to pattern with this episode, it at least did have a few chuckles along the way and turning the usual anime summer antics on their head was kind of entertaining even if nothing else really changed. When the most remarkable thing about episode seven was that I managed to review it … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episode 8: Endless Summer, Endless Formula
Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss = make one episode and relocated it 5 times. This franchise had most definitely run dry with ideas and this latest version is clearly just a cash grab rather than an inspired redeployment of creativity. Seriously, Team Rocket (aka the student council) need a new battle plan already … Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss Episodes 7: The Less Said
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
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?
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