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Shougeki Gouraigan 04 released

Post by takenoko » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:28 pm

Wiki: http://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Shougeki_Gouraigan_04

Kind of a wonky episode this week too. The series goes for a certain playfulness that makes it hard to tell which moments should be taken seriously. It also strays into the realm of childishness which is strange since Shou will just reach for Gou's dick. I mean, we act pretty childish at times on IRC, but it's rather strange to see a professionally made thing present it to you. I don't know how to feel about it.

I guess my biggest problem with this show is that the separate storylines have almost no interactivity with each other. Last week there was more convergence, but this week basically had Hitomi and the Hikari Imagin goofing off in one storyline while Shou was doing her own thing. If Shou hadn't come to Hitomi's shop, she would never have met Gou. And finally we have Shinji and Rurika off doing their very dark things. I just realized that I have to do a nudity warning because of their one scene.

Also, I know we're just a month in, but are Asaoka Mirei Mama, Akiko, and Surfer Jane really reoccurring characters? Two of them have only met the Hikaribito, and Surfer Jane was just chatting with Homeless Yamashita

Shou wandering around, stealing people's beauty was amusing enough. I think the series' use of female kuroko is pretty great. Normally you're not supposed to notice them at all, but these are ladies in heels, so you can't help but notice them.

I really hope they list Shou's alternate forms in the credits so I can look up who those people are. I'm hoping the one who does the kick is her suit actress. Okay, I see their actor names are there, but not paired with which role they had. Still, I see Hijii Mika's name (Kaoru from Garo) so there's that (Remember she's 16!). She looked pretty good this week, considering she's actually like twice that age XD

Another strange moment, granny showing up with her record thing.

It's an amusing show to watch, but it's hard to form a lasting impression since it's all over the place, and it seems like they deliberately mess with the audience on purpose. Please stop breaking the fourth wall!

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Re: Shougeki Gouraigan 04 released

Post by Lunagel » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:02 pm

Well that was... odd. I kinda liked the female Kuroko in short short skirts and high heels. Did seem like the three plots had nothing really to do with each other though. Maybe once they gather all five members we'll see more convergence.

That secretary has *issues*. Lady, go out and buy a vibrator or something, this weird fantasy stuff is creepy and unhealthy.

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Post by takenoko » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:41 pm

Also, Shou shoots arrows the way Aguri should have in Yami wo Terasu Mono.

I guess it's worth noting that Shou probably doesn't want to be an "underling" because the Japanese word for it (shatei) literally means "younger brother".

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Post by Saejima Kouga » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:11 pm

Mika Hijii playing a 16 year old? Seriously? Too bad she's not reoccurring (or will she be?). Also we get Tsubasa with Momotaros's voice?!

This show is really nonsensical. If it weren't for the fact they briefly mentioned a huge fight that was supposed to happen, I wouldn't know what the show was about.
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Re: Shougeki Gouraigan 04 released

Post by PHurricane » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:02 pm

I figured Seira-chan picking up the brush from the bucket and feigning an attack with it was a Garo reference, but I didn't realize that it was Kaoru's actress. That's neat.

I don't know what else to say about this episode or this show in general. It still has amusing bits, but it's mostly just strange.

I wonder if we'll see Navi again after Gan joins next week.

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Re: Shougeki Gouraigan 04 released

Post by ViRGE » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:32 am

takenoko wrote:It's an amusing show to watch, but it's hard to form a lasting impression since it's all over the place, and it seems like they deliberately mess with the audience on purpose. Please stop breaking the fourth wall!
At the rate they're going there's not going to be much of a 4th wall left. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's just, uh, out there.
Lunagel wrote:That secretary has *issues*. Lady, go out and buy a vibrator or something, this weird fantasy stuff is creepy and unhealthy.
She clearly has a thing for power, and I don't mean electrical power. So that may not do the trick in this case...

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Post by StereotypeAsian » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:13 am

Uhm, I've seen this episode 4 times now, and I still have no idea what is going on.

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Post by gh0stwrit3r » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:32 am

That wand waving thing, a reference to Garo.
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Post by XerBlade » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:59 am

Epic waking up and washing your faces scene, go!

Seriously, I couldn't care less what happened in the rest of the episode.

On the "16 years old!" thing, I highly doubt her character is supposed to be that age. Rather, I'm pretty sure that's the point. This is Japan, you know. An aging idol comically insisting she's still a teenager (and in that same tone) is kinda a famous thing over there.
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Re: Shougeki Gouraigan 04 released

Post by DrowningFishy » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:01 am

The whole scene with the paint brush made me crack up. I have come to realize that the full purpose of this series is to be one giant mixed up spoof.

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Post by JustiFan » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:21 pm

This show is bloody mental! I just don't know what else to say!

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Re: Shougeki Gouraigan 04 released

Post by JonSilver » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:58 pm

Was that second girl Shou turned into Rian? Girl is gorgeous.

Aside from that though, I'm watching just out of sheer curiosity at this point. It's such a weird mix of really childish humor mixed with suddenly, secretary lady wants to jump on evil dude. It's so... strange...

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Post by takenoko » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:03 pm

I'm pretty sure I didn't see Rian's name in the credits. I may have overlooked it, but I doubt it.

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Post by XerBlade » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:48 pm

JonSilver wrote:Was that second girl Shou turned into Rian? Girl is gorgeous.
I got that impression as well when she first came into frame, but that impression faded after that.
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Re: Shougeki Gouraigan 04 released

Post by toni2212 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:03 pm

I don't know if this show wanted to become a new Akibaranger but in an annoying way. I mean, Akibaranger always breaks the 4th wall, but usually not a 'in your face' style. but this one does. literally.

Well, 1 thing they got right with the 4th wall. Mika Hijii given an inside joke about her role in Garo. Considering this show replaces the last Garo season, it's a good nod.

Seriously woman, get your own vibrator. those weird fantasies is really disturbing the mood of the ongoing plot. And it's more disturbing to me when Rio's in the show but it was her who gets into her birthday suit. I mean, did Mitsu Dan usually be like that in every show she's in? I didn't watch her career path much
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