Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Sailor Fuku to Kikanjuu ep 3


This could be a great series, instead its bloody let down by shoddy writing. Take ep 3 for example which dwells on Sakuma's past. Yakuza with dead girlfriend story is cliched but works for sympathy, especially if the girl is really hot. The viewer will be pissed off that they can't perv at her for the rest of the series. Besides empathy, having a dead gf gives the yakuza license to do acts of extreme violence but still remain the 'face' of the show.

Hoshi Izumi surveying her WMDs.

The problem here is the brother of dead gf wanting to get revenge on Sakuma. OMG, it is one of the lamest plotlines ever. Hello, your sis died protecting Sakuma. Its not like he fucking shot her. And they try to justify Yuji's desire for revenge by saying that Sakuma is not remorseful cause he continued as a Yakuza.

Of course this all lead to the enevitable showdown with Hoshi Izumi crying that the sis died for Sakuma, he hasn't forgotten her blah blah blah. Someone should have fired the writer(s) and hired me. I can't believe the writer wrote Mukodono.

Real nice shot of Kyoizumi Kyoko and Nagasawa Masami. IMO They should have more screen time together...

What I would have done is spend more time making Yuji's blame on Sakuma more plausible. Say the gf wanted Sakuma to quit and he couldn't because of loyalty so they broke up. Then he changes his mind, goes see her and she gets shot. That would make more sense for Yuji to be pissed off. Or he gets shot and he comes crawling to her and his assailant follows and kills her.

Sailor fuku wo, nugasanaide, ima wa dare....

The other weak point is that they never said whether he or Yuji avenged her. Maybe they'll use it later in the series but its lame that they didn't even address it. Even if they bring it up later, how many freaking years has it been since she died?

The humour in this show is not funny; its stupid. The whole lame protecting Hoshi Izumi skit just makes the Medaka gumi seem like idiots. Not to mention that bald head on fire part. How much money did they spend on the lame smoke CG?

This exactly what I want to see in this show! Love this cap...

The high point of the episode is Hoshi Izumi getting pissed off and ready to kill. The whole draw of this show is wanting to see her transform from innocent joushi kousei to arse-kicking kumicho which is why I'll still follow this series. Its a damn shame that the writing sucks. Still, there's signs that the series is kicking into high gear. There's going to be lots of fighting and people are going to die. And I'm intrigued by Kyoizumi Kyoko's character. As long as they cut down on the failed attempts at humour, this show still can be saved.

Preview of ep 4. Goddam I'm excited, although I'm not into SM bondage......

5 comments:

joeboygo said...

I will always have have two good, natural reasons to watch this show.

BTW, you still owe us a verdict on Kazoku. I don't want to get shafted by a bad ending, so it's just sitting on my drive until I hear some positive feedback.

Akiramike said...

Kazoku's ending is ok. I just feel the the characters and story were too shallow and ended up being a very pedestrian show.

Jung said...

haha this is terrible... first strip tease, then now, the bondage. Even though I stopped watching after 3, I'm curious what fetish we're going to see next in later episodes.

miz said...

Are you going to comment any more on this drama? It's only seven episodes.. so I do agree that the series is kinda over the top.... still the music is good right?

Hokuoujin said...

I liked this very much, but the ending was just too cruel. I feel like, after Takeshi died I just cried the whole serie trough... It was too god damn sad! T-T And yeah it was a bit messy plot from time to time but there are some bakas like me who swallow all bad acting and go with the flow. I truly empathysized till the tears. :´D