Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wandaba Style...not for me
I'm always open to any kind of anime, no matter what the subject matter or show's direction. If it's a show that someone appreciates or recommends, I'll always make the time to check it out. That's what happened just last night when my cousin had an anime that he wanted to share. That's when he popped in the first disc of Wandaba Style...which was definitely an experience.
For those that don't know Wandaba Style is an anime that focuses on a group of 4 female singers. They get mixed up with a boy genius that is on a mission to launch his robot helper to the moon. The girl group's manager gets them into this mess by booking the boy genius' mission as a job, and as far as I know, the rest of the show is all about various failed missions to get to the moon.
A crazy plot to be sure, but nothing too crazy as far as anime is concerned. Obviously the show is not a serious one. This show is all about comedy, and it's mostly in an over-the-top fashion. There's plenty of visual gags and humor coming from dialog. The show's goal seems to aimed at being as wacky as possible, and that's definitely accomplished from what I've seen.
After all that, why don't I like the show? It's just too zany for me. There is a ton of screaming between characters, especially the girl group. They yell and harass each other all the time, and this results in giant faces just screaming nonsense a few times each episode. I also find that most of the jokes fall flat, even though it did get a chuckle or two out of me. The entire show is really hit or miss, but it strikes a nerve with all the things that I just don't care for.
I'm still willing to give Wandaba Style more of a chance. I'm going to keep that open mind and push through a few more episodes on my own. I just don't think this one is going to end up being for me. I can appreciate it for what it is, as well as for the other people that enjoy it. I may love anime quite a bit, but that doesn't mean I'll enjoy absolutely everything I see.
Posted by RawmeatCowboy at 11:57 AM