9:41 PM: Good evening, everyone, and welcome to another fun showblog.
9:42 PM: Tonight’s piece is a request from [email protected].
9:42 PM: So, since he’s awesome, I’ve decide that I’ll take it on and cover Oh! Edo Rocket.
9:42 PM: I don’t know much about this, outside of the fact that it’s based on a fireworks maker in the 1800s.
9:43 PM: So, it could be fun, or it could be another Mave-chan… please don’t be another Mave-chan. D:
9:43 PM: Anyway, before I start diving into despair, let’s get onto the basics:
9:43 PM: Directed by Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Slayers NEXT)
9:44 PM: Music by Yusuke Honma (Fushigi Yuugi, Great Teacher Onizuka)
9:44 PM: Character Designs by Takahiro Yoshimatsu (Ninja Scroll, Trigun)
9:44 PM: Created by Kazuki Nakashima (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Ragan-hen, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Gurren-hen)
9:44 PM: Animated by Madhouse (Millennium Actress, Monster, Redline)
9:44 PM: Distributed by [email protected]
9:44 PM: Anyway, it’s time to get started, so let’s begin!
9:45 PM: Digi Charat-style Japanese peasants 6 seconds in. Awesome
9:45 PM: And a rocket? O_o Ooo…kay
9:46 PM: Ahh – fireworks. Gotcha
9:46 PM: And some kid that’s pissed off about them >_>
9:46 PM: Looks like he’s a fireworks maker himself.
9:46 PM: …WTF? O_o We have monsters now?
9:47 PM: And they’re… kicking… each others’ asses.
9:47 PM: Jazzy music though… I like that much.
9:47 PM: Seriously, I have no idea what’s going on – it went from fireworks to monster fights… #wtfjapan
9:48 PM: “What did we do to deserve this? D:” …I’m beginning to wonder myself >_>
9:48 PM: The peasants are awesome already. :3 They look like they belong in Digi Charat.
9:48 PM: And they’re bitching about their strife while being SO ADORABLE :D
9:49 PM: And they’re getting drunk. >_>
9:49 PM: And… is that an okama? O_o Being consoled by his sister?
9:49 PM: Back to the drunken peasants talking about possible work.
9:49 PM: Kitty! :D
9:50 PM: And another epic peasant – with a camera.
9:50 PM: … >_> wat. Why is Zetsubou-sensei arresting him?
9:50 PM: Guard wants to pet the pussy. #noententreintended
9:51 PM: Hah.. looks like epic peasant outsmarted them
9:52 PM: “I’m glad I’m the comic relief :D” Fourth wall is officially broken now… and he’s still an epic peasant
9:52 PM: Now we have ninja on the prowl… and the monsters again >_>
9:52 PM: This show doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be.
9:53 PM: It’s just jumping between three genres at the drop of a hat.
9:53 PM: Ohp- dead monster.
9:53 PM: Or at least unconscious >_>
9:53 PM: And the two are fighting the ninja.
9:54 PM: The fight choreography is actually pretty well-done. I have to admit that much. :) And the jazz-inspired music is freaking epic.
9:54 PM: Ohp – blue monster’s dead. >_>
9:55 PM: And there goes the other one… who’s just stunned.
9:55 PM: And away it goes.
9:55 PM: Back to the fireworks makers
9:56 PM: Name: Seikichi
9:56 PM: And the epic townspeople seem to enjoy it… except gloomy okama
9:57 PM: And we have a traveler that found the monster… ‘kay?
9:57 PM: And the monster likes the fireworks. >> I think I see where this is going now
9:58 PM: Anyway, the next day – Zetsubou is in despair! :O …nah, he’s just cleaning and taking the epic inventor in
9:58 PM: I see THIS end now. >_> Apparently, the village leader outlawed luxuries… for some reason
9:59 PM: And they’ve been caught… Oops :D
10:00 PM: “This place was COVERED in trash D:” aw… poor Zetsubou. No wonder he’s in despair
10:00 PM: And now he’s making snide haikus… fun
10:00 PM: “When people live ina big pile of trash, they become trash :3” smug bastard
10:01 PM: Oops. :D Seikichi got caught for setting off fireworks
10:02 PM: Hah… this guy’s enjoying the sight of watching Seikichi squirm.
10:03 PM: Hah..Seikichi Tamaya – go figure. :P
10:03 PM: Locksmith Gin comes to save the day. According to his story, theyw ere doing a job
10:04 PM: “What store did you help at? D:” “I can’t tell ya that :3”
10:04 PM: And he says it anyway.. hah
10:04 PM: This story is getting wilder and wilder.
10:05 PM: Ohp… Seikichi was caught… or not.
10:05 PM: Poor epic inventor peasant’s still getting locked up
10:06 PM: “Way to go, Gin. you’re such a master of bullshit :D” indeed
10:07 PM: Looks like Seikichi has a reason for working in Edo, where he’s not welcome by the law >_>
10:08 PM: Roof tiler’s got a hangover… and he’s not a nice ex-drunk O_o
10:09 PM: And a murder was stopped by the roof-tiler’s bitchy wife… this is.. uh.. interesting.
10:09 PM: Looks like Seikichi has a guest… who burned the poor guy’s tatami
10:10 PM: “What kind of person lights fireworks in the house? D:” “This kinda person :D”
10:10 PM: This girl apparently knows about him… and she has ideas.
10:11 PM: Hah. :D she knows his secrets
10:11 PM: My guess: This girl is the monster from before. :P
10:11 PM: Girl wants to go to the moon. >_>
10:12 PM: And credits.
10:12 PM: Well.. this was… er… interesting.
10:12 PM: The show has potential. However, the first episode just didn’t know where it wanted to go
10:12 PM: Did it want to be action? Comedy? It’s hard to tell at some points.
10:13 PM: I’ll have to give it another episode or two before I can answer for certain.