Posted by psgels on 25 June 2011 with categories: Spring 2011 Kaleidoscope



Okay, I know I already made a post for my Kaleidoscope this season, but I just can’t help but gush at how absolutely fantastic this ending was. This ending… it’s just unbelievable. If you thought the previous episodes were crazy: this one actually tops them. It’s been a long while since I saw an ending with this much BALLS. It was the perfect closure for this series. But what the hell did I just watch!? Seriously, who came up with this stuff?

This episode already started off hilarious with a Wacky-races parody of all things, but after that the characters just continued to pull all sorts of random powers out of their ass to upstage each other. It was a really creative final battle where things like popcorn were used to fight Enma’s fire for example, or glowing tangerines turned Kappaeru into a professional wrestler. Just when you thought that this couldn’t get any crazier, this episode pulled something more bizarre out of its ass.

And then… the finale. That was just… surreal. The entire series had been building up to Enma losing control of his fire powers. The OP kept unsubtly foreshadowing it, and when it finally happened… it just turned out to be a side-effect of his powers. I’m not going to say here what the real reason why his powers were sealed was. Just… watch this episode.

What I’m really amazed at is how all three endings of this season so far have been much better than I ever could have imagined. Anohana, C and Enma-kun: they all ended with completely amazing endings that brilliantly made everything come together that they had been building up to. Enma-kun has been incredibly juvenile, but ridiculously entertaining. If you’re looking for a series that’s completely crazy: go for it.
Rating: **** (Fantastic)

2 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    The powers weren’t so random. Some of them are pretty well known attacks among Go Nagai fans. Mark Angel and Enpi-chan were using the Thunder Break, which is an attack used by Tetsuya’s Great Mazinger. You watched Shin Mazinger, yeah it’s the Blade guy ultimate attack. Also, the other opponents were all other Go Nagai characters.

    We have Omorai-kun from 1972, a character from a manga of the same name who relies on disgusting humor to entertain its readers. Second, we have a cross between Kekko Kamen and Cutey Honey. Third, we have a female version of the main character from Susano oh.

    Enma-kun himself seemed to have turned into the slum king from Violence Jack. As for Yukiko, I remember seeing this outfit in one of Go Nagai’s manga but I can’t remember. Same goes for Kappaeru. There was also a little wink to Bomber X (Star Fleet).

  2. Kiarae says:

    Is that a Wacky Races reference?! I’m going to have to watch this series through just because of that now!

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