Posted by psgels on 24 December 2012 with categories: Anime Reviews

Here’s a quick one: Studio Mappa are some of the talented people who branched off from Madhouse in order to start their own studio. I was expecting great things from the people who among others were responsible for Casshern Sins, and they definitely delivered that with their debut work of Sakamichi no Apollon. Naturally I was very eager to see their next work, which turned out to be something completely pointless and silly.

Seriously, this is what Teekyu is: two minute episodes of four high school girls who try to be as random as possible. This show is nothing but 24 minutes of moe and juvenile madness that makes no sense. Nothing more. There is no progression, nothing really happens. Just that randomness. Still, I managed to finish this show and I didn’t really have to force myself to it.

The thing with this show is that even though it’s completely stupid, it’s well made. Most shows with 2-minute episodes are cheaply made, and the concept of inbetween animation is nonexistent for this series, however the animators make sure to make every frame unique and you can really see them play around with their camera angles. There is a lot of creativity in the jokes and the randomness as well, and I admit that there were quite a few times that I laughed out loud. You do need to be able to stomach hyperactive humour if you want to watch this series though. That’s the only prerequisite.

But yeah, this just is a show to just shut your brains off and watch, and for that it does its job of keeping you entertained on a superficial level. The creators here just wanted to goof off a bit inbetween their projects with something completely silly. And yeah, silly it was. Also, I’m not going to break down this show’s ratings in four categories, because that would be entirely pointless. I just see it as a show with a rating of 77,5/100, or a show that even though it doesn’t hit any heights and may have some big flaws, it’s still worth watching.
Suggestions:
Mr.Stain on Junk Alley
Gag Manga Biyori
Eternal Family

2 Responses

  1. Airies says:

    I love how you watched this

  2. someloser says:

    this was loads of fun. yeah it was short, and not exactly the most philosophical stuff, but still, it worked with comedy

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  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:12 AM)
    @K-off: hard to argue tho, certainly one of the best. Toby McGuire was way too limp as Spider Man tho. He just never has any energy.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:09 AM)
    man can we cut this fanboy nonsense please? what happened to simply liking and loving things?
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 05:42 AM)
    My favorite superhero movie to this day: Sam Raimi’s Spiderman 2. In fact call me a fanboy because I’ll defend it to the death.
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    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 04:27 AM)
    Wait, what happened to that kid that was getting cute with me? Did I scare another one away?
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    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 04:15 AM)
    @Kaiser: now you try Gods of Egypt:
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    I didn’t really like Civil War. It wasn’t really a Captain America movie, it was cluttered, I stopped caring about Bucky back in Winter Soldier, Cap and Tony’s roles felt reversed, there was absolutely no stakes to the fights, the villain was just lame, and it didn’t even have the joyful tone that carries the rest of the MCU. Spider Man was definitely shoehorned it, but he was good. people’ve gotten a little too crazy about him too quick, but he was sufficient.
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    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 04:11 AM)
    @Kaiser: earlier you said it’s almost hard nowadays to dislike popular stuff cuz they just immediately accuse you of being a hipster contrarian- well albeit true, the difference is in how well you can justify your stance.
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    He has my respect for naming his daughter Zelda.
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