Posted by psgels on 5 December 2009 with categories: Kuchuu Buranko



Remember that episode in which that kid stood amongst a crowd that was looking at some sort of fight going on? Yeah, this episode explains the reason behind it: a reporter with an out of control obsessive compulsive disorder was attacking a homeless guy for groping school girls. Makes sense. :P

But yeah, this episode showed yet again that the psychology is just a vehicle to this show’s real purpose: entertainment. This really turned out to be a show that makes fun of obsessive compulsive disorders, but it does it in such a way that it also becomes a bit relatable. And really, this series works great as a comedy: that chase scene was really hilarious in its over-the-topness.

And yet, this episode actually had quite an interesting message as well, the fact that not every psychological ailment can be cured. Here we have a guy who can do his research, and thinks that for every ailment there’s a sure-fire cure. In the end though, he just ends up living with his ailment. I think that this was actually one of the more powerful endings that we’ve seen in this series yet.

I’m actually pretty curious to what this show has in store for its final episode. With the way that it keeps referencing previous episodes, there is a possibility for it to take this to a next level at the end.

At this point, I’m pretty sure of how I’d rank this year’s Noitamina-series:
4) Eden of the East
3) Kuchuu Buranko
2) Genji Monogatari Sennenki
1) Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

It’s overall been a great year for this timeslot, full of daring concepts and creative ideas. Sure, some series didn’t go as well as planned (Eden of the East… I still believe that it was poorly balanced), but you can see that a lot of time an effort has been put in every single one of them.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

4 Responses

  1. Avatar PL says:

    When does the Eden movie come out? I am really hoping it will make up for the poor ending of the series and make things make more sense and have a better climax. That wouldn’t completely mitigate the problems with the series, but it would go a long way toward changing my opinion of it.

  2. Avatar andrea says:

    @PL: The movie is out in Japan since 28th november, but for a subbed version we need to wait for a dvd release D:

  3. Avatar PL says:

    yeah, i couldnt remember if it was a theatrical release or OVA but hopefully it wont be too much longer now.

  4. Avatar Supertauren says:

    This was definitely my favorite episode of this series so far. I thought the patient in this episode was hilarious, especially with all the checks he had to do lol. And the chase was really well done especially with the matching music.

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