Monday, May 05, 2014
Alice no Toge eps 1-3
Alice no Toge is surprisingly not bad. Its not without its faults with its details like how much time it it take Ueno Juri to stick all those papers in episode one without being found out or why reveal her identity to everyone else besides humpty dumpty and risk her plans being derailed? She could have easily gotten her message through without showing her face.
The thing is, watching a badass Ueno Juri on the trail of vengeance is fun. I can't believe they've got Kuriyama Chiaki playing such a minor role. However, Ueno Juri seems to be running out of people to get revenge on and I'm guessing the second half of Alice no Toge will turn into a different show.
I went in with low expectations because of the writers but Ueno Juri is someone who can elevate mediocre material. She can definitely act rings around those overpushed Oscar agency talento and the supporting cast of Alice no Toge is good. Surprisingly watchable so far.