Posted by psgels on 21 February 2011 with categories: Level E



Perhaps not the funniest episode of the series, but this episode still is excellent in the way that it completely went against my expectations. Just about everything about it was unpredictable, and it turned the rules of your average RPG completely upside down, multiple times.

The best part was without a doubt the way the creators trolled us with the expectations that were built up in the previous episode. I was really looking forward to seeing the crushes of these five characters pop up in the RPG world…. and instead we got a cross-dressing prince. The teacher meanwhile kept saying that she should do something about the prince, and yet never showed up.

The ending was also brilliant. Virtually every RPG has an end with some ultimate villain who is ridiculously powerful and wants to destroy the world for whatever reasons. This one is completely different and instead just asks the five characters to not turn off the game. At first I also thought that Ouji was being a bit stupid by getting himself caught and all, but the punchline at the end of the episode explained it all: he really isn’t going to let go of these kids until he gets bored.

On a side-note: how far are we exactly into the manga at this point? I know that the manga only has sixteen chapters. Are we about halfway through them right now, or are the creators going to run out of time at this pace?
Rating: ** (Excellent)

7 Responses

  1. Quarkboy says:

    To answer your question:

    Next episode covers the final chapter of the second volume. The third and final volume has 6 chapters, which will be covered in 5 episodes, I think.
    They aren’t going to run out of anything: These chapters are seriously wordy (no shounen fighting here), so 1 episode per chapter is not difficult at all.

  2. FoamyFloater says:

    While the episode as a whole was not as humorous as previous ones, it was very enjoyable. I absolutely burst out laughing when the Colored Rangers were fighting again. The sayings for their spells are ridiculously funny!!

  3. keizon says:

    this is another enjoyable episode. didn’t expect the prince to be a cross-dresser. one would have thought that he kidnap the girls that the boys like and hold them hostage instead. the twist on the demon lord….he even has his own ‘beliefs’ on how to rule the planet.

  4. Watcherzero says:

    Im dissapointed they went with the kid charachters, while the first couple were cliche I think they had far more interesting story opportunities. Second lot okay for a throwaway, less annoying than the kids.

  5. Tan-Tan says:

    lol the ending’s messed up xD I’m going to miss these kids.

  6. Kiarae says:

    Someone crossdresses a little TOO well… that poor General…

    And I wouldn’t be surprised if they cover the next two chapters in one episode – the previews look to have some small filler in them and covering this next story in one ep would be easily done. If Level E is getting 12-13 eps, they’ll manage with the remaining material, though some stuff may end up shortened. These chapters are longer than the average.

  7. Ashura says:

    Just gotta love how they went for parodying the Sentai genre including cheap costumes and explosion effects. ;-)

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  • Friend
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 05:19 AM)
    @Bam I heard the second one was comparatively bad.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 05:12 AM)
    After all these years Dark Souls still throws the competition into dark holes.
  • Friend
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 04:57 AM)
    Doing client work on the side; a comic book store in my city commissioned a piece for their card game tournament and I’ve been watching some Dark Souls walk-through to get into the right headspace lol
  • Mikey
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 03:58 AM)
    Well looks like Fate HA got the 100% Edited and QC’d patch. So time to go play it.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 02:25 AM)
    @Wyatt: I believe initially I got a kick out princess lover then got bored when they did a piss poor job of trying to give it some kind of plot later on.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 01:59 AM)
    @Realist: I don’t believe I am familiar with that manga, love tyrant.
    @Wyatt: Been there, done that.
    @Realist: Luring the viewer into a false sense of security with a happy, deceptive start if done right can work.
    @Realist: Ergo proxy was atmospheric, creepy, well plotted, violent and well drawn and I still love the cyberpunk feel, the ending and silly episode however were a letdown.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 01:30 AM)
    @AidanAK47 @Emma What’s y’alls opinions on “Love Tyrant”?
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 01:07 AM)
    @WyattX Ergo Proxy is sort of like that. It starts out really dark and the most light-hearted episodes come later on in the series. But it’s by no means a straight trajectory from dark to light. I for one am a sucker for shows that start out light and get dark and am glad it is trending right now. This has been a breakout season for that type of show.
  • WyattX
    (Wednesday, Nov 26. 2014 07:34 PM)
    Just watch it for how fracking trashy it is. “It’s so bad, it’s good” is a huge understatement. Go through the series in order for the full effect you’ll get when you watch the OVAs. Just pure gold.
  • WyattX
    (Wednesday, Nov 26. 2014 07:23 PM)
    I recommend you watch Princess Lover then watch the OVAs. The series itself is relatively normal (although crap) but the OVA are hentai. You get to see the hilarious jump from non-h to hentai as the main character turns into a hungry sex addict and tries to get into the heroine’s pants every five seconds when he HAD acted like a gentleman the entire series. LOL

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