Friday, 18 September 2009

Basquash! - Episode 23

Just as we reached the brink of affirming Dan's place as Earthdash's much-needed legend, so Yan's scurrilous plan went into full swing, shooting Dan down and kicking off what turned to be an all-out coup and power grab - A risky and violent business that also appears to have possibly claimed the life of Navi, right in front of a distraught Sela.


Putting all of that to one side however, there are far more important things at stake - Namely what appears to be an impending apocalypse, with Mooneyes all set to crash straight into Earthdash in just a matter of days as part of Yan's scheme; a plot which no longer appears to require Dan according to his calculations. Of course, Yan also believes that he still has the former members of Eclipse (well, two of them at least) on his side, despite his plans to destroy the moon to save Earthdash, a belief that proves to be entirely mistaken.

So, for the rest of the episode we're left with Eclipse's attempts to save a still unconscious Dan (with more than a little help from James Loan), while Slash announces the beginning of a new baseball league to try and find another legend in Dan's wake.

Of course, many of these plot points from using a basketball league to save the world through to Rouge's method for restarting Dan's heart (pleasant though it doubtless was) are completely ridiculous, and there really isn't much more to be said about a plot that's becoming increasingly daft by the week at the moment. Unfortunately, the animation quality was equally thin this time around which didn't really do much to help things, but I suppose at least I'm still curious as to how the series is going to end, so the plot isn't a complete mess just yet. While I'm not at all convinced that this was the right direction to take a series that started out with so much attitude and verve, I'm stuck here for the ride now so I can only hope that Basquash reclaims at least a little decency over the next few weeks to make it feel like less of a big disappointment than, truth be told, it seems to be at the moment.

3 comments:

Digi said...

I don't know why, but I still really like this anime...it's got something going for it, but I'll be damned if I can figure out what. :?

Love the new logo pict btw, gorgeous.

Hanners said...

Which one? It's a rotating logo now so it's different every time. :p

Digi said...

It was an Eden of the East one, just noticed it's rotating. -oops-