Monday, 27 April 2009

Basquash! - Episode 4

It's pretty easier to tell lunar women apart from the rest of the crowd in the world occupied by Basquash! - It's all about... their earrings of course. You thought I was talking about that massive bosom, didn't you?

Anyhow, the appearance of this striking lunar women takes the series in an even more bizarre direction (if that were possible) - For starters, she's entirely fascinated by people's feet, all but raping Dan's as she sees their potential. It isn't just Dunk Mask that this person we later learn is a shoe designer from the moon is interested in, as she also soon taps up both Sela and Iceman Hotty, looking for a 1-on-1-on-1 rematch after their briefly epic contest last time around. Her motive is simple enough - She wants to kit out the three competitors Bigfoots with specially designed trainers (which will no doubt make series sponsors Nike very happy - Could you ask for better product placement?) as a promotional exercise.


Meanwhile, and just in time for this big rematch, Dan learns that there's more to winning basketball games than dunking, figuring out in the process that he in fact holds some far more precious talents that could allow him to turn the tide against his opponents...

Yes, Basquash! is becoming more bonkers by the week (although at least I'm starting to see where the show's name is coming from), but I can't help but love it all the more for its oddities. The character designs remaining as striking as ever (yes, even the ridiculously top-heavy Haruka), and every episode just oozes cool from beginning to end. The animation is still excellent even if the quality drops off slightly this episode, and the backdrops against which the series is set are as jaw-dropping as they ever were. It may not have the depth or ability to stimulate your brain like an Eden of the East, but for pure fancy-free entertainment Basquash! still can't be matched this season if you ask me from what it's offered up so far.

1 comment:

ollie said...

Im from the UK and i just found out about basquash, macross frontier was awesome. only a few months untill i can buy basquash on dvd and watch it :(