Posted by psgels on 16 February 2012 with categories: Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

And then there were none.

Oh my god. The series has been building up to this point for quite a while now, but today, it’s finally time: this was the episode in which Henrietta finally snapped. The result is a completely action-packed episode in which she single-handedly kicks everyone’s asses in a gloriously badass episode.

This is how you do action. After about five minutes of build-up where Henrietta gets drunk on what looks like ice tea, the rest of this episode was pretty much one big action scene in which the entire cast gets beaten by the main villain when she finally stops being polite. The action was full of creativity, and especially Henriette versus her three subordinates kicked ass. Some other highlights include firing off Kokoro in order to destroy the entire school, and Henrietta getting so angry with Milky Holmes that she actually punched the entire earth. The symbolism also featured some nice touches, with the highlight being the last supper. I didn’t think that the creators would end up comparing Henriette to Jesus…

Heck, this show is pure entertainment. This is what I’m looking for in these kinds of series: the shows that really try their best to be creative and try out new visual things. Sure, it’s incredibly stupid, but I’m enjoying the hell out of this series. I do want to stress that it’s not as good as Level E last year: that one had an actually compelling story, setting and characters on top of being hilarious, while here the overall conflict and setting are quite simple. So no, it’s not going to be a comedic classic. A really entertaining roller-coaster ride though? Most definitely!
Rating: ** (Excellent)

3 Responses

  1. Green says:

    これは最後の晩餐なのですから。

  2. bladeblur says:

    Now I feel bad for bringing up Level E. I mean I loved it but it doesn’t mean that it is the one comedy anime that everyone should watch. Two of my favorite anime of all time are Oh Edo Rocket and Yakitate Japan and their style is drastically different than Level E. As long as the humor is nice and the characters and the situations they are taken part of are good, why dismiss it? :)

  3. zo says:

    I loved the nipple/samurai guy’s fusion attacks. I found those to be hilarious. The problem I had with this episode is that the beginning of the fight scene was kind of lame. It kinda got sucked into it’s own parody and became what it was making fun of for a little while. Besides that though, thumbs up, etc.

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  • k-off
    (Sunday, May 1. 2016 06:45 AM)
    It can’t be anywhere near as bad as the soap drama that the Walking Dead has rotted into.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Sunday, May 1. 2016 06:45 AM)
    @K-off: really not a fan of the tryhard tugging, but its the awful implementation of the combination of cute girl moe and horror that puts me off it.
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    (Sunday, May 1. 2016 06:44 AM)
    @Kaiser Ha, definitely, I studied them to death during college and I never got sick of them for a long time. But I’ve never delved too much into noir graphic novels, hence I’m desperately looking for english translations of Tardi’s older work
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    (Sunday, May 1. 2016 06:43 AM)
    Zombies in mind, there was that weird on with Arnie recently, tried to make a disease drama out of the zombie genre ended up being a disease of the week soap opera drama.
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    @Kaiser I didn’t know you hated Gurashi that much, it’s at best alright, but too much of a try-hard by how much it tries to tug at your heart strings.
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    (Sunday, May 1. 2016 06:41 AM)
    @K-off: I imagine you really liked the big sleep and the long goodbye.
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    Gakkou is one of those rare anime/manga where I actually get angry thinking about how much I dislike it.
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    (Sunday, May 1. 2016 06:38 AM)
    @Kaiser 28 months is getting serious consideration by Danny Boyle so I’m crossing my fingers there.

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