The premise of these reviews is simple: watch the first episode of a series and then immediately sit down to record a review mini-podcast. The reviews are five- to ten-minutes long and entirely off the cuff. As always we only review new shows (so no sequels or continuations) and try to avoid anything that just looks outright awful. Here are three more from the new season:
Listen – Episode 1 of Folktales from Japan from Tomason with the opening “Hitori no Kimi ga Umareta to sa.” by Shoko Nakagawa and is streaming on Crunchyroll.
Listen – Episode 1 of Space Brothers from A-1 Pictures with the opening “Feel so Moon” by UNICORN and is streaming on Crunchyroll.
Listen – Episode 1 of Zetman from TMS Entertainment with a secret song and is streaming on Hulu.
3 thoughts on “S.W.A.T. Reviews: Spring 2012 Pt. 3”
In regards to Zetman.
From the point of view of reading part of the Manga. I have to say, it’s crazy just how much they’ve crammed into the first episode. The group of friends he appears to fight crime with haven’t even been introduced where I’m up to.
I also agree that they make Jin sound totally moronic with his interactions. In the manga this does it justice as it feels considerably more fleshed out.
You actually feel some sympathy for Jin when his Grandfather dies, where as it’s executed extremely poorly in this Anime adaptation.
The more I think about this first episode the more I feel let down and considerably disappointed by what they’ve done with this. Though I will be sticking with this til the end though I really can’t see this doing the manga much justice. Though I’d love to be proved wrong!
I think they just wanted to burn through that intro to get to Jin being an adult. Which is a shame. Not that I am all YEAH GIVE ME MORE CHILD PROTAGONIST PLEASE! but if that section is in there you might as well give it the time it needs to breath.
Either that or they should have started with him as an adult and then do an episode like that. When that episode is done then flash backed to him being a kid if they wanted to get to him being an adult so quickly.
Yeah, that would make a lot more sense I wish I was further through the manga then I could make a better observation as to how they plan on executing it all.