Animation: Fair
Depth: Weak
Design: Fair
Characters: Fair
Story: Fair

Type: TV   (12 episodes)

Vintage: 2014


» sci-fi
Verdict: Reviews @ Archen's Anime Page

Gonna Be the Twintail

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Recently, anime is flush with titles reveling in anime fandom tropes. These are intended to be "fun" but often show a level of laziness and stupidity before sinking. Gonna Be the Twintail is a silly concept, backed by enough intelligence in concept and story telling to keep it together. It doesn't result in anything great, but has a surprisingly consistent level of quality.

The concept is goofy and not especially intellectual, but parts of this anime show the creator actually spent time thinking about why things work the way they do. The {xxx} steal the very thing they love, thus denying the world of it which is an odd paradox. While the anime never fully explains how this works, the fact that it at least mentions this obvious loophole it made me more accepting of the idea.

Gonna Be the Twintail follows an advesary of the week format, but in fact covers a lot of ground with advesaries. When the comedy works it's honestly funny, and a good example is the "back at the enemy headquarters" stuff which is filler in most shows, but quite humorous here.

The cast is functional, but pretty much everyone falls short of being a good character.

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