Posted by psgels on 14 February 2011 with categories: Level E



Oh, this show is brilliant! This episode was again an awesome that continued the Color rangers story and turned into a full blown parody here. The characters though were the ones who made it awesome.

Two episodes in, and these characters are not only already developing, but this series is also really making use of it. The point in which they found themselves caught up in the traps that Ouji had set for them was just awesome, but also how Ouji forced them to say the names of the girls they liked was absolutely hilarious. I especially loved how thorough that password system was set for the blond-haired kid. and of course, the grin on Ouji’s face when he found those out was just priceless.

The irony is that Level E is a collection of short stories with no main plot, and yet it still blows every other show this season out of the water. This series however has made every second count, which is very rare for an anime. it’s consistently creative and tries out great and interesting ideas and the delivery also couldn’t be better. Especially the chemistry between just about all of the characters is just fantastic here.
Rating: *** (Awesome)

17 Responses

  1. Alec says:

    Im a bit dissapointed as to where Level E is heading. It’s understandable why it took so long to get Level E animated.

    Turns out Level E is pure comedy. A hillarious one!

    I may be a bit dissapointed, but I can’t deny the fact that Level E is one of the best this season.

  2. Kiarae says:

    I must admit, I watch for Kraft! He is the ultimate rabid abused puppy!

    I’m really enjoying how the anime is treating the original manga material in a more modern light and making use of subtle changes that really add to the story in their own way. The kids passing by the baseball game, moving the Kraft encounter to an outside setting – it’s giving them more to work with and is wonderful! I can’t get over the attention this is getting!

  3. Sapphire says:

    The combination of sci-fi, horror and comedy has never appealed to me, so I would have never given Level E a try if it wasn’t for psgels’ praises. I’m really glad I did! It’s hilarious!

    And even though I’m really not into episodic series, this one manages to overcome that by using two or three episodes (instead of only one) to develop a short story.

    I kind of miss the baseball player from the beginning of the series though, I thought his relationship with the Prince had serious comedic potential.

  4. Vanilla says:

    @Sapphire: So I’m not the only one. x3 I was thinking the same thing when I watched this episode earlier. I loved their little banter back and forth.

    But Craft MORE than makes up for it. ^^ That man’s hilarious…and maybe mentally unstable. Poor guy.

  5. brianwuzhere says:

    @Sapphire: Don’t worry, the baseball player will be featured again in the third arc, I think.

  6. Houlgrave says:

    This episode, along with the rest of Level E so far, just can’t seem to do anything wrong. Brilliance incarnate.

  7. sadakups says:

    I honestly thought Craft was going to go apeshit, but it turned out okay with what he did in the show.

    Again, another crazy episode. Makes me think that the Prince wasn’t really trolling the kids. It was like him making those serious kids be kids and have fun.

    Still, I can’t get over the yellow guy. He’s like a twenty-year old dude in a kid’s body.

  8. chris bennett says:

    Heres hoping that the prince kidnaps all of the girls that they said they have crushes on and forces them to rescue them.

  9. Tan-Tan says:

    I WANT TO BE PART OF THE CHROMATIC RANGERS NOW D=

  10. flensermite says:

    you are really overrating this.

  11. passingby says:

    @flensermite he is? how? I think that its brilliant, the humour and characters feel very original, fresh and well executed. It’s different to all the other shows airing atm

    its only downside so far has been the fact that they havent used the baseball guy again

  12. brianwuzhere says:

    If Level E isn’t your Top 5 of the season, please tell me what is. The only currently airing show I’d rank above this is Madoka.

  13. RollingCamel says:

    This show has balls… literally!

  14. Nayrael says:

    @flensermite:
    Or you don’t have the sense of humor needed to enjoy the show :P

  15. Tractatus says:

    ….I like how they animated the penis of those face-monster things…

  16. Ncrdrg says:

    Level E is pretty hilarious but I can’t in all good honesty say it’s the best show this season. It’s a personal opinion but good drama trumps good comedy every single time.

    So I’d rank Madoka first and Zombie 2nd because they deliver on drama. (And Zombie adds comedy as well)

    So I hope Level E starts going back to a main story instead of side-stories. While they’re funny too, it’s not as good as the main story.

  17. brianwuzhere says:

    There’s a semi-serious arc after this one, but sorry to disappoint you, there is no “main story”. It’s basically just Prince Baka pulling pranks on everyone to cure his boredom.

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  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 01:23 PM)
    The voice of the main character got kind of annoying though, the dub wasn’t all that good either.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 01:22 PM)
    This was based on/was a homage to a series by the Gigantor creator and having grown up with gigantors 90s reboot this felt like a nice throwback, plot is fairly simple but used effectively. It’s a shame that it feels like there was more to tell but at seven episodes I suppose it avoids outstaying its welcome.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 01:20 PM)
    Decided to marathon Giant Robo, I think this was mentioned by someone on here before. I guess it was fairly entertaining, great action direction, looked good for its time, you don’t notice the hour long episodes go by, adequate characters, nice retro artstyle also, not sure if I got excited over this as big O and Mazinger however but still fun enough nonetheless.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 07:10 AM)
    Seeing Hoffman in before the devil knows your dead and his character being dependent on drugs, that was another thing that hit me a bit knowing the circumstances of his death. Watching most wanted man I could also see that he was wearing out physically.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 07:00 AM)
    This is not Anno bitching about otakus jacking off to his characters and turning around and selling Rei panties, this isn’t the idiots at Shaft throwing around meaningless camera angles and the oh-so-symbolic teeth brushing scenes, this is a human being looking you in the eye with fear and telling you that he’s dying; morbid, honest, moving and remarkable.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 06:55 AM)
    Given my rants regarding Birdman it should be clear that I’m a sucker for these rare instances where the line between movie and reality get blurred- when an actor looks at a camera and just bares their heart out. This is the realism that reality tv tried but could never capture. this is art in one of its most sincere forms.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 06:50 AM)
    Oh yeah Hoffman was a massive talent and a beloved actor, so I don’t take it lightly when I call Synecdoche his greatest role ever. Given his death and knowing the circumstances of his life at the time imbues this performance with a chilling sincerity that just breaks your heart and leaves you in awe.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 06:42 AM)
    Oh Andrew Niccol, oh how the mighty have fallen.
    Hoffman showed up in Capote and most wanted man, the latter which I especially love and there need to be more thrillers of that vein coming out.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 06:37 AM)
    It’s funny how they also each have a Nicolas Cage movie. Kaufman has Adaptation and Niccol has Lord of War. Although despite the usual Cage antics neither of those movies is really that bad.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 06:33 AM)
    Eternal Sunshine and The Truman Show are the two roles where Jim Carrey really demonstrated his acting chops well outside of his usual comfort zone. But Kaufman moved forward from Sunshine with the superior Synecdoche, while Andrew Niccol went from doing Truman Show and Gattaca to doing young adult garbage like The Host *wretches*

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