Macademi fails

January 22nd, 2011 by Author

I think this was a valliant effort at uniqueness through pointlessness in slapstick humour. But it didn’t connect, although I gave it an episode beyond Falce’s arrival, in case the end of harem formation brought out something interesting.

Actually, the oft-repeated claim of uniqueness is a bit overdone, I think. As far as unhinged humour goes, Macademi is close kin of Muteki Kanban Musume, for example. And the harem is just what we’d expect. The whole thing is creatively presented, and moves along nicely — no 4koma borders here. The direction competency is on full display, and leaves a great impression.

Sadly, characters are not attractive at all. Takuto does well for a mediocre male lead, but that’s about it. The only person who is minimally sophisticated is Miyabi, who plays in the 3rd string. Falce was supposed to carry the show, but she is stupid (of course not as stupid as Tanarotte, who cannot even see when Takuto is magically controlled, but then Tanarotte is the manifestation of pure stupid, no contest).

To sum it up, Macademi may be a nice way to switch off for an episode, if the jokes grab you. If they don’t, well… too bad. People who hated Mitsudomoe receive the other end of the same stick. Or the same end, turned their way.

FRIDGE: I just remembered another terrible “humour” anime in the same vein: Potemayo. I lasted 1 episode of that, didn’t even blog it. {Update: Getting on the bad side of the Lord of Meenuvia was probably imprudent. But I cannot help it.}

UPDATE: Steven resigns to my poor taste. I know I am a disappointment. But what would he say if he learned that I gobbed up on Macademi because I am cleaning the plate for Raigun.