Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei continues the trend of focusing on the minutia for its humour with this week both Isuzu and Subaru getting called on fairly petty things by minor characters.
Once again, Space Battleship Tiramisu proves itself baffling in the way it handles plot. It is almost as if it can't handle having a plot or a direction for too long and after an episode or even half an episode it literally jettisons whatever thought process was being followed to throw something random in before … Continue reading Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei Episode 3: Yakisoba and Co-op Heroes
Well it turns out that Subaru and Isuzu's father is as flaky as either one of his sons and most of the episode focuses on a reoccurring joke involving him getting caught up in email scams. It didn't exactly have a lot of staying power so while it was nice to see why both the … Continue reading Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei Episode 2: A New Durandel
Given I ended the season one review with a firm statement saying I was done with this show and not interested in a season two, it seems strange that as we go into the Autumn season that I was overcome with curiosity about what they were going to do in a second season. The final … Continue reading Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei Episode 1: Subaru and Isuzu are Still At It
With seven to nine minutes per episode, one thing the anime had in its favour was even when an episode didn't click for me, it was over fast. The other thing that worked with the short form was that if a joke was particularly distasteful, it was usually done by the next episode. There were only a couple of jokes that carried over between episodes.
Due to inattention and general stupidity, Subaru and his brother both start plunging into the atmosphere. The tension of whether Subaru will survive or not isn't exactly mounting in this final episode of the season. Well any hope I had for this series has effectively come crashing to an end, and not just because of … Continue reading Space Battleship Tiramisu Episode 13: A Dramatic Re-Entry But No Conclusion
When things go wrong for a series, it is sometimes good to return to your roots. Unfortunately, it doesn't work here given the story had pushed on a bit and now Subaru just getting OCD about dirt is kind of a weak consolation prize. Apparently we have one episode left to go which really isn't … Continue reading Space Battleship Tiramisu Episode 12: Back to Jokes About Dirty Cockpits
Let's take a break from space fights to take a stab at reality TV and the returning of Subaru's space dog. Rather, let's not because the end result isn't great. It might be petty to point out that a parody set in space that has featured giant space-dogs, robots with an evil switch, and clones … Continue reading Space Battleship Tiramisu Episode 11: Another Flat Episode
It has been at least half a season since the last episode of this comedy anime made me want to quit watching. However, that just makes this week's lacklustre effort all the more disappointing. This episode of Space Battleship Tiramisu just kind of didn't do anything. We have the clone Subaru and his brother coming … Continue reading Space Battleship Tiramisu Episode 10: Another Mis-Fire
Fortunately the robot has proven a brief distraction and we seem to be continuing with what counts for a plot in this anime. And for the brief run-time its proving surprisingly interesting. The robot situation was actually dealt with surprisingly quickly and I was quite satisfied with the outcome. Okay, the whole having a personality … Continue reading Space Battleship Tiramisu Episode 9: Happiness and Tragedy