Chat log below the cut!
<@Sylocat> When we left off, a scantily clad woman was wielding a magic sword against someone whose school uniforms grant them magic powers
<Froborr> Yeah, this is a weird show.
<@Sylocat> This ain’t an anime for neophytes
<Froborr> Huh, and it seems to have picked up exactly where it left off, no recap or anything.
<@Sylocat> This is certainly a fast-paced show
<@Sylocat> In the first episode, it went from a normal school day to an epic fight without explanation before the opening credits
<Froborr> Have we seen the opening credit theme before?
<@Sylocat> I don’t remember
<Froborr> I don’t think we have.
<@Sylocat> Yeah, I think I would have commented on these… er… visuals
<Froborr> Interesting that they give her a magical girl-style transformation sequence, she doesn’t really have ANY of the traits of one.
<Froborr> Wow, these boys start being gross YOUNG.
<Froborr> And then cut to… ew.
<@Sylocat> They’re confused by seeing a nearly naked woman? I should think that would be an everyday occurrence in this world
<@Sylocat> Oh yikes, he’s Not!Pinkie Pie’s dad
<@Sylocat> AHAHAH… “if belting my husband makes you feel better, go ahead”
<Froborr> Wait. An anime character with two living parents? That isn’t Madoka? What biarre surreal alternate universe is ths?
<@Sylocat> So, he’s a parody of the American medical system?
<@Sylocat> The dog is named “guts?”
<@Sylocat> Well, she may have two living parents, but it’s still an anime universe for sure
<@Sylocat> Ah, social commentary
<@Sylocat> Because of course the sewing club would be evil
<Froborr> I think basically every club s evil.
<@Sylocat> This is totally a pastiche
<@Sylocat> For a couple times I almost thought this show was serious
<Froborr> Ah, reverse ostentation. The leader is too high to be decorated.
<Froborr> Yeah, I don’t know what tihs show is.
<@Sylocat> Ah, so it’s like “Empowered,” where the power comes from the suit and she can’t wear anything over it…
<@Sylocat> But unlike that, this suit is hard to break
<@Sylocat> Her father made that suit? I doubt it looked as good on him
<Froborr> Also, the whole “lost superweapon created by the hero’s father” is a standard thing in old superhero anime.
<Froborr> I’m not sure “can’t wear anything over it” is actually a rule?
<Froborr> Seems more like she just doesn’t.
<@Sylocat> So this is a whole metaphor for how kids blow the school caste system out of proportion?
<Froborr> Or how ANIME blows the school caste system out of proportion.
<@Sylocat> “Taken hostage without permission.” Wow
<Froborr> Yes, tennis lady, because in this sitting clothes NEVER do anything special so talking to them is obviously completely ridiculous.
<@Sylocat> Yep… predicting it now, she can’t wear anything over it
<Froborr> That or she needs to keep feeding it more blood.
<@Sylocat> With the way his face was turned away from the camera, I was expecting him to be disfigured somehow OH OF COURSE it’s another pervert
<Froborr> Holy fuck is EVERYTHING in this show going to be a rape scene.
<@Sylocat> Ah, you were right, it needs more blood
<Froborr> Yep, it needs bblood.
<Froborr> That’s not horrifying.
<Froborr> Or evil.
<@Sylocat> Even by anime standards, this show is completely bonkers
<Froborr> WHY ARE YOU TAKING YOUR CLOTHES OFF HOMEROOM GUY
<@Sylocat> He’s a quick-change artist as well
<@Sylocat> Because of course it’s a firing range
<Froborr> THAT IS NOT HOW YOU TENNIS
<@Sylocat> It is in this school
<Froborr> Man, that case she carries her scissor in is getting BEAT UP.
<@Sylocat> Oh for the love of Celestia, this is horrifying
<@Sylocat> Ahah… it’s Fresh Guacamole all over again
<Froborr> Okay, major rule of life here: when someone is trying to injure you, you don’t have to follow their rules.
<@Sylocat> She got away?
<@Sylocat> How did she get out of those ropes?
<@Sylocat> And Ryuoko is asking, “WHY did she get out of those ropes?”
<Froborr> Hey, yeah.
<Froborr> Where’d she get another racket?
<@Sylocat> Hammerspace, of course
<@Sylocat> Just feed it more blood
<Froborr> That looks moer like a lacrosse stick than a racket.
<Froborr> Okay, so the president is clearly more interesting in seeing what the new girl can do than in beating her.
<@Sylocat> Well, the baddie’s racket looks more like… er… a Philosopher’s Stone-sized transmutation circle
<Froborr> Well, yeah, they’re not really following the rules of tennis at all.
<@Sylocat> In case that wasn’t obvious
<Froborr> “On the court you can only really count on yourself! And the clothes some other person gave you tht cause superpowers!”
<@Sylocat> Oh, of course that’s how she wins
<Froborr> She keeps getting threads from other people’s outfits, I really hope this means her own outfit is going to get more complelte as the serious continues.
<@Sylocat> Sure it will
<Froborr> Yes, Ryuko, it is clearly to early to fight the final boss.
<@Sylocat> So, she has to gather threads from everyone else’s outfit to unlock the final boss fight, then?
<Froborr> You need to beat more mooks and level up.
<@Sylocat> Ooh, I like the closing song
<Froborr> Yeah, it’s pretty good.
<Froborr> I’m still feeling very meh about this.
<Froborr> Like I said last time, it’s like the emotional equivalent of autotune.
<Froborr> It’s running at MAXIMUM INTENSITY 100% of the time, and as a result, it’s completely flat.
<@Sylocat> Yeah… if I wasn’t already a giant anime fan, I’d be running away from this as fast as I could
<Froborr> It doesn’t help that it’s given me exactly ero reason to care about any of the characters.
<@Sylocat> Eh, if I take it as a parody, that helps
<Froborr> Well, but doesn’t a parody usually have jokes?
<@Sylocat> Or a pastiche or whatever
<@Sylocat> I’ve never been too clear on my categories
<Froborr> I could probably coherently explain the difference if I weren’t running on two hours of sleep, but alas.