Posted on 24 December 2005 with categories: Popolocrois Story 1998


After watching the second episode of this anime, I decided to blog it. It’s actually pretty interesting. Despite the childish drawings, the characters are really well developed and some of them are really unique.

This show also has one of the funniest bad guys ever. Of course, bad guys, obsessed with big machines and with whom everything goes wrong aren’t very loved these days (with which I agree, by the way). But in this anime it doesn’t matter. You just can’t seem to not sympatize with his desire over Narcia and Popolocrois. Another thing I love about this show is that the battles are nice and short, without too much meaningless fighting.

After the first half of the episode, the only characters that seemed a bit useless were the two vegetable-like minions of Hyuu. Those feelings however were completely gone at the end, as they also are more than just 2-dimensional characters. The only thing that turns me a bit off of this anime is the large amount of time spent on Pietoro, Narcia and Hyuu playing around the castle. Of course, they’re kids, and of course, it contributes to Hyuu’s development, but it feels as if it’s a bit too much.

2 Responses

  1. Anga says:

    I thought that those kids playing around the castle was quite cute. As a adult it’s rare to have that kind of moments and reminded me how easy it was to enjoy things without thinking that the world is bad place. =)

  2. psgels psgels says:

    Now that I’ve seen much more of this anime, I can indeed see the brilliance of these scenes, yes. :)

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  • Bam
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 01:47 AM)
    @Emma: I think you’ll dig Key The Medal Idol ;-)
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 01:46 AM)
    @Emma: I saw some of Golgo and it wasn’t really my thing. Cashern Sins I always wanted to try out but it seemed intimidating to get into given that it has a long histroy of iterations, but I will eventually get to. I will try out both Himitsu and Maps to the Stars as well.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 01:17 AM)
    And Bam I’m giving you a quick set of recs on casshern sins, Himitsu and Golgo 13.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 01:13 AM)
    And yes I saw all the Craig ones.
    Based on what I’ve said what others Bond films do I need to see?
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 01:12 AM)
    Question for Bam and Aidan. When we discussed the Bond flicks none of us mentioned George Lazanby’s, we never mentioned what we thought of Dalton as Bond either. Also I have seen all the Brosnan Bonds, for the Moore ones I’ve seen Moonraker, man with the Golden gun, Connery, Dr No, Russia with love, goldfinger, Lazanby, Majesties secret service.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 01:12 AM)
    Looks like Kurozuka ran off after being exposed as a fake economist.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 01:07 AM)
    @Bam: Hope you’ve watched that live action Mamoru Oshi movie Avalon, its worth a look.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 12:37 AM)
    Hmmm mouryou no hako rewatch and Mad bull 34 guilty pleasure shall have to wait…key to the metal idol awaits me.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 12:36 AM)
    @Bam: Movie look maps to the stars: http://emma-hime.deviantart.com/art/Review-Maps-to-the-stars-482975366
    I remember you saying you were interested in the film and like Cronenberg.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 11:18 PM)
    @Bam@K-off: Aye, on a re-read it does a bit yeah. Finding a link between two sets of fundamentalists, makes one think =<

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