Saturday, 23 August 2008

World Destruction - Episode 7

There are two kinds of anime series - I'm not sure what the other one is, but one is the kind of dull mediocrity that makes up World Destruction, consisting of a half-decent concept but with little to show for it in the way of a truly entertaining series.

This particular episode sees our intrepid trio finding themselves being outdone by a bunch of imposters who are also calling themselves the World Destruction Committee - I wish I could joke that at least they were more entertaining to watch than the real thing, but to be honest they really weren't, and indeed they weren't even given a lot of time to assert themselves as characters in their own right, which would at least have made things a little more interesting.

To tell the truth, nothing happens in this episode that is worthy of note, and even the appearance of the World Salvation Committee's duo at the end of the episode is glossed over, making the major plot point the fact that Morte's skirt is tearing. Yes, you heard me right, the lack of a sewing kit was the most important plot point of an episode of anime, which says it all if I'm honest.

I've reached the point by now where I go into each episode of World Destruction not expecting too much, yet still it somehow fails to live up to its expectations. Given the possibilities of the series (between the destruct code and Morte's history), it's all the more depressing that they've done so little with the material they had to work with, and I can't help but wonder if this is even serving as a decent advertisement for the Nintendo DS game that it's supposed to be trying to help sell.

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