Posted by psgels on 28 March 2010 with categories: Anime Reviews




It’s extremely rare for a comedy sequel to be better than its predecessor. Most of the times, the best jokes are already exhausted, the characters have gotten dull, it takes its style too far, et cetera. Here is one, though. The first season of Tentai Senshi Sunred was a nice super sentai series parody, but there were a number of episodes that just dragged on or weren’t funny. The second season isntead is much more consistent and hilarious.

Tentai Senshi Sunred 2 doesn’t just show that it has plenty of ideas for a second season, it also shows that it’s been saving its best ideas as well. It cleverly makes use of the build-up and character introductions that became rather boring in the first season, and uses them to back up these jokes. The jokes often revolve around a silly monster that Sunred has to battle, or a ridiculous plan of his ‘arch-rival’ vamp that just makes no sense, but a lot of the humour also comes from the monsters themselves as we’re introduced to some hilarious problems that they’re worrying about, like their own identity as a monster, or just every day problems that become just hilarious when put into the context of this series, considering how nobody seems to find it scary that a bunch of random monsters walk around.

There still are a number of monsters that just aren’t funny, like the two moles, or the animal soldiers also tend to drag at times, but overall Tentai Senshi Sunred succeeded yet again with its unique brand of humour. Take a regular slice of life setting, and make it the centre stage of a battle between a hero and an evil organization, sombining a huge amount of realism with a huge amount of stupidity with a combination that works perfectly.Sunred himself always provides a great chemistry with the rest of the cast as just about the opposite that you’d expect of a fighter for justice, and the rest of the cast all plays their part wonderfully.

Storytelling: 9/10 – A much larger percentage of the jokes hit the spot compared to the first season.
Characters: 8/10 – Excellent chemistry between them, plus a number of lovable monsters.
Production-Values: 7/10 – Still very simple and basic animation, but the character poses are very detailed and expressive.
Setting: 9/10 – The detailed and strangely realistic dialog really made me buy the very take on the super sentai genre.

One Response

  1. Gunslinger says:

    My god i marathoned this series lately and it was so hilarious. This time it was a lot better without the host dog and the animal soldiers parts were quite small too

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  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 06:50 PM)
    Guess it’s just me then.
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 05:40 PM)
    And with that post I have been magically removed from the shoutbox blacklist. Praise Ishtar! (knock on wood)
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 05:38 PM)
    I can appreciate the fact that Ore no Twintails shoots from the hip. I think that’s the main reason it’s been such a surprise hit. Ore no Twintails makes no apologies and just single-mindedly pursues its absurd vision. Still, I have to agree with K-Off here, I found it to be more irritating than funny.
  • k-off
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 05:10 PM)
    @Aidan I’ll humor you, so I watched it. Honestly, I cannot count how many times I cringed. The main character is annoying as fuck and even with a “screw all” mindset, I wanted to straight up murder everyone in the show.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 04:51 PM)
    @K-Off, don’t put it like that. I find if you enter the sailor moon mindset of screw it lets just go with this (And it is basically a take the piss tokusatsu show)then it’s pretty entertaining. And genuinely funny at times.
    Alright you watch it with the screw logic mindset and see if I am just crazy or if it does have some sort of charm.
  • k-off
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 04:44 PM)
    @Aidan You have yourself a newfound fetish.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 04:27 PM)
    Man this Ore no Twintail show is ungodly stupid and silly as hell…yet strangely entertaining. Alright I give up, I can’t figure out why I like this. Let’s mark it guilty pleasure and move on.
  • Friend
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 08:15 AM)
    :-)
  • Friend
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 08:11 AM)
    @Bam I’ve sent you the rough sketch via Deviantart. Don’t expect too much, It’s only done to show the perspective and lighting.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 06:43 AM)
    @Friend: I’m excited to see it, but unfortunately hadn’t had long access to desktop to draft mine yet :/
    You might wanna leave an indication on yours as to where the shaman goes if you can, that would be great.

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