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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  • Rinegar
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 04:43 PM)
    Hey, nice reviews, I began to make my own reviews as well, so check them out if you are interested! https://www.animetier.blogspot.com
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 03:40 PM)
    Okay, Cossette no shouzou rewatched now too. This was on the high end of Shinbou’s cinematography and pretty much the best he’s outputted even if it has its choppiness/stiltedness in parts. It remains a creepy, surreal, trippy and grim, forboding, gruesome and immersive atmospheric ghost story that feels like it could have gone on a bit long and bar the three main focused characters could have had a little bit more depth.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:16 PM)
    It was only really entertaining for how nuts it got.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:15 PM)
    Aku no hana’s manga never really felt like much more than “crazy shit happening and femdom” = guilty pleasure to me.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:07 PM)
    @Emma: Gankutsou was fine in my opinion tho, as it was so out there that I never saw it as a real attempt at adaptation.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:06 PM)
    I don’t have much exposure to Cumberbatch beyond seeing him talk on film programs and also his role in that Star Trek movie, kind of want to see him in imitation game.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:06 PM)
    @K-off: Don’t give ‘em ideas m8, that actually sounds like a pitch that they would pick up.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:04 PM)
    There is a shoujo manga adaptation/rework of King Richard, there is also a romeo and juliet anime, it was one of the worst thing Gonzo produced, still didn’t dislike it as much a gankutsuou though.
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:58 AM)
    @Bam He’d probably find some dumbass way to make it into shonen. Maybe Raskolnikov battles Alyona Ivanovna before he kills her.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:55 AM)
    Whoever made Aku no Hana should totally make a Catcher in the Rye adaptation tho, as they’re both fittingly pretentious and empty.

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