This is a story that takes place in the Land of Laizen. In this Land, people are ruled by a government of Four people, known as the Evil Rulers. Being forced to live under the guidelines and rules of these Evil Rulers, the people are apparently oppressed, and cannot live an easygoing lifestyle. However, one town has decided to rise up, and stop this oppression...
— Plot summary from the official website
Quest of Laizen (or "Quest") is a YouTube-hosted Fanime series by Anthony W.H., started in the fall of 2011. Chosen by fate, Nero, Raine, and her brother, Nero's best friendAbel set out to defeat the Evil Rulers and save Laizen from apparent oppression.It was uploaded to Youtube and Nico Nico, where it was met with mixed reactions of horror and amusement. To quote the author "The quality itself is not striving to be good or enticing, but is relying on its cheap production values to create a feel of 'this is so terrible, it's actually pretty entertaining!'"The series ran for thirteen episodes. It can be watched on the series channel, the official website, or on English Nico Nico for commenting enjoyment.
Art Shift: In episode two, with the *ahem* improved character portraits.
Best Served Cold: Evil Ruler of Grass vows his revenge in episode 3 after the Evil Ruler of Fire burns his forest. Guess what happens in episode 5...
Bi the Way: Raine, who had a relationship with her adoptive sister, Natsu before meeting Nero. The relationship ended after Natsu left to go train alone.
BFS: the Ancient Sword taken "from the history museum"
Big Bad: Evil Ruler of Shadow is described as the head of the evil rulers, is clearly the most powerful of them, and after his defeat, the only one remaining, Evil Ruler of Grass, pulls a Heel-Face Turn, and all that there's left to defeat is the Giant Space Flea from Nowhere.
Fusion Dance: Magical Girl Masked Lightning fuses with Slimy and uses the powers of the other three (deceased) Evil Rulers to achieve her ultimate form.
Gainax Ending: The finale. A giant computer jargon-spouting robot appears and wipes out Laizen, claiming it's all an error because something about timelines and must be destroyed. Then all the principal characters indulge in Fauxlosophic Narration about the nature of life and existence or something. Then Nero restores the world by asserting it exists, before defeating the final boss. Then all of the principal characters, including the Evil Rulers, all of whom are somehow alive congratulate Nero. Yay?
Well, it's supposed to be confusing, since it's a tribute to the ridiculous Evangelion ending.
Gainaxing: Notable for being one of the few instances of actual animation
Mind Screw: Much of episode 8 is this. Also the end of Episode 10. The finale definitely falls under this as well.
Mood Whiplash: The show is often too funny/bad to be anything approaching serious, but in episode 6 there is a moment at the end that is particularly dramatic, and well as almost the entirety of episode 8.