Posted 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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  • Raggers
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 08:11 PM)
    Speaking of which, if anyone is able to connect to ftp://78.159.38.69/PubLic/tV/ I’d be grateful if you could let me know how. I can’t connect at all, and it’s either this or a 5 week torrent to get FMP!
  • Raggers
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 08:05 PM)
    I’ve nearly finished renaming + sorting 1TB of anime (on top of the 2.5TB I already had). While I do feel slightly guilty about it, the fact that paying for even a fraction of it would bankrupt me for the next few years makes me think “who’s losing out?”
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 07:40 PM)
    @AidanAK47 I only torrent or free stream anime if it’s unlicensed. I pay for the right to watch everything else. Then again, I can afford to. Not everyone can.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 07:39 PM)
    @Aidan: Early on in kara no shoujo but I’m really liking this notebook feature element. Also to give an example of how it stays with the player, I had a dream about the game even.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 07:36 PM)
    Sorry for tldr but I wanted to pitch in and give my views like I do with everything.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 07:30 PM)
    @Anon: And I’d be labelled a psychopath.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 07:28 PM)
    And I pirate everything by in large.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 07:28 PM)
    I also agree with despite my love of ghost in the shell and liking Akira Aidan is right about them. And in regards to Dandy, I’d recommend space adventure cobra over it.
    @Aidan: As a hardcore film fan that is a sound sound comment I resonate with well.
    @Bam: I also feel that the slavery comparison is going too far. And I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again moe both has its place and doesn’t.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 07:28 PM)
    Take it from someone who grew up with 90s/80s ovas, that old generation had its terrible ovas and stuff that can only work on a guilty pleasure level. And those ovas pandered with their exploitation.
    And even growing up in an earlier generation I always hated Evangelion as much as I don’t care for Madoka or much of fate zero today and though Bebop was a mixed bag.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 07:27 PM)
    @Anon: Agreed that every era has its gems and horrors and it does bother me still that sao and mahouka dominate over everything.

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