Saturday, August 26

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Galaxy Angel

Short Not-a-review:

This is - for the most part - a very silly show. There is - for the most part - no overall plot to the series. It is episodic to the point of regularly having to reset reality merely to keep the cast intact. It is at least chronological, in that things that occur in one episode that are not obviously reset do affect later episodes - except when they don't - and things that clearly could not have taken place do not get retrofitted into later episodes - except when they do.

It's not for everyone, but at least watch episodes two and three, in which they introduce Mint, Vanilla, and Normad. It's also in episode three that they really start shredding science fictional tropes. You'll see what I mean.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 10:11 AM | Comments (8) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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It didn't take long for me to figure out that it was basically an extended Coyote-and-RoadRunner show, except with tits. One episode was enough.

Is Vanilla a robot? Or just the requisite Emotionless Girl?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, August 26 2006 10:13 PM (+rSRq)

2 Is Vanilla a robot? Or just the requisite Emotionless Girl?

I can't say for sure, but I think she's just the emotionless girl.  Except when she isn't, of course.  (In fact, she's listed on that page. ;))

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, August 26 2006 10:17 PM (9OTrh)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, August 26 2006 10:21 PM (9OTrh)

4 It seems to me that the creators could not figure what to do with the show for a while. Is it tits? Is it slapstick/slap-stick/slap-with-stick? Conspiracy? Is there a main girl (e.g. Mint)? I have no idea when they settled into the episodic grove. Since Steven is likely to abandon this, I think I'll spoil a little and say that the best episode I saw was the one where Vanilla lost her religious artifact and decided to die. For all I know, it could be #20, if not #50 :-)

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Sunday, August 27 2006 12:29 AM (9imyF)

5 I know the one you mean.

The show doesn't really get into gear until season two, and season three is even better.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, August 27 2006 01:17 AM (9OTrh)

6 I worship at the altar of Mint. It's definitely a series you have to be in the right frame of mind for, though. I often can't remember the contents of an entire DVD of the stuff, but I know I had fun. Fluffy fluff, with a side order of fluff. Oddly enough, the manga has a very strong plotline, extracted from the dating-sim structure of the game. -j

Posted by: J Greely at Sunday, August 27 2006 02:03 AM (0/vcb)

7 I worship at the altar of Mint.

Heh.

All the girls have more to them than appears at first glance, except maybe Milfeuille, who remains the supernaturally lucky ditz throughout. 

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, August 27 2006 02:07 AM (9OTrh)

8 Wait, Coyote and Road Runner, but with tits?  What's wrong with that concept?  I loved Road Runner as a kid. :-)

Posted by: ubu roi at Sunday, August 27 2006 03:57 PM (81mnL)

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