Sunday, February 21, 2016

Daimadaler


I'm going back a little bit. Daimadaler: Prince V.S. Penguin Empire is an anime that came out, I wanna say, last year. Before anything else is said, I feel the need to state something. This anime is undeniably, unequivocally, and unrepentant... stupid. It's dumb, it's crass, it's honestly pretty sexist, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who has strong sensibilities. That being said... it can also be pretty funny, and I won't deny that a lot of the sexual innuendo made me laugh.

Daimadaler is like Gundam... if Gundam was about a massive pervert who became more powerful after fondling a pair of sweater holders. And by sweater holders, I mean boobs. This dude is like Issei Hyoudo cranked up to 9,000. Think I'm joking? No, this isn't a joke. I'm 100% serious. Issei Hyoudo is a harmless pervert; too nice to actually do anything without a girl's consent, but lecherous enough to make people uncomfortable. This dude doesn't have Issei's niceness - and while his bad boy attitude is kind of a nice change of pace from traditional protags, I actually became really uncomfortable watching all of the scenes where he groped the female heroine. Like, really, really uncomfortable. This anime is, quite literally, the guilty pleasure of guilty pleasures. You're not going to watch this series for the story. The only people who are coming here are the ones who want to see this girl having her massive mammaries fondled.

Another thing I would like to point out is the enemy... penguins. Yes, penguins. Not only are the enemy a group of penguins, but they are a group of horny penguins with large front tails. Yes, you heard right. Front tails. No, those things jutting from their hips isn't a penis. It's a tail. A front tail. And yes, the penguins in that gif are thrusting their front tails out as if they were, um, swords. Front tails aside, the whole "penguin empire" thing is... original... but dumb. I know that anime comes up with some really stupid stuff sometimes, but this takes the cake in terms of sheer "WTF?!" At the same time, the whole plot about horny penguins trying to steel people's sex drive is pretty funny in an, "Oh, my God! What the hell is wrong with you?!" kind of way. Overall, I would never recommend this anime to anyone who isn't looking for a guilty pleasure. It's funny, but in terms of story, characters, plot, and, well, everything that's not sex-filled humor... this anime is lacking.

Artwork: 8/10
Animation: 7/10
Sound: 8/10
Characters: 5/10
Story: 5/10
Personal Enjoyment: 7/10
Total: 6.7/10