I’ve been setting on this episode for about two days before I even watched it. Mostly thinking who the hell comes up with Buddy Complex for a name of a Mecha. Guessing Sunrise is at their limits, come on you just finished Valvrave and you are STILL airing Gundam Build Fighters do you need another Mecha out now?! So Sunrise gave us one hell of a ride in Valvrave with the following crazy shit: School nation, Vampires, Memory Loss, Sexual scenes, Plot holes, one of the most hated female co-lead in Sunrise history. Then Sunrise starts Gundam Build Fighters which is so focused on boosting model sales that the show is somewhat good at the moment. Who doesn’t want to see all our favorite gundams from the past all in one show? I know I’m enjoying the ride. Does Sunrise have anything left in the tank to make Buddy Complex a good ride…. eh doesn’t seem so for the most part.
The main of Buddy Complex is very very normal and has a backbone which isn’t something I’d link up to Sunrise or Mecha as a genre. Think of Fafner, Linebarrels, Valvrave, and Evangelion none of them have normal mains by any means. Aoba Watase is the poster board of normal. Oversleeps, plays basketball, and normal friends. Not a bad thing, he just doesn’t stick out nor do any of the other characters in the first episode.
Aoba gets attacked someone from the future who can’t shoot for shit. I had to laugh for minutes as you watch a soldier in a Mecha miss at point blank as he blames the auto lock then continues to miss with his spear at a boy on a bike. *Face Palm* Even better is the female main plot role that can’t catch a eraser but can shoot with 100% accuracy.
There where some very bad lines in the writing or maybe it was just me. Time-travel isn’t anything new for anime but it is generic though this is Sunrise’s third Mecha in last six months. The episode wasn’t bad but I’m not going to say it was good either, there’s some plot holes already by the end of the first episode like why he wakes up in a different Mecha than the one he entered in the “watchmakers”.
The art is okay, nothing stood out to me as a watched the show. Backgrounds where the same old sunrise style, the Mechas didn’t stand out any either so they match the main character. Hopefully the next few episodes give the show a plot goal and not just things happening around the main character without a goal/ compass to lead us. If not then by the 3rd/4th I’ll be dropping Buddy Complex.
First Impression: 6/10 Just Average
Recently, My Little Sister is Unusual
(Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga
I watched this then thought “What did I just watch?”, its basically a ecchi show about a ghost taking over a girl so she can rape her and love her step-brother. The show isn’t funny and has lesbian themes all over it. There’s the chastity belt that only opens for three minutes per hour and the bad jokes. I felt bad for the girl the whole show and don’t think its going to get much better for her. Her mother remarries and the first day they move into her step-father’s house she gets taken over by a ghost that just wants to get her “nuts” off to her new step-brother. To make it worst both of the parents just up and leave for India. Even the staff working on this show are going crazy, just watch the ED.
Overall will I watch this? Nah not really, I’ll watch one more episode before I drop this. Not a fan of ecchi or hentai. If you like ecchi or lesbian themes in your anime you may like this.
First Impression: 2/10