Seina, of course, is just as boring as every harem protagonist before him. So where does that leave us? Without a strong cast, the first half of this series pretty much drags along without a protagonist. At least...not any protagonist worth watching. It's all just a bunch of events moving one after another, all providing nothing of interest to the viewer. If you're not a Tenchi fanatic, you'll probably give up on this series within ten episodes. Kajishima's -and yes, he does
share some of the blame for this mess, not just Nabeshin- failure and inability to create an engaging female supporting cast cripples this series pratically before it starts. It's the same problem we saw in OVA 3.
As long as we're here, let's talk about the voice acting, or what passes for it. I speak English, obviously,
so I fall firmly on the dubbing side of things. When fanboys
spout off about the superiority of the Japanese language -a language most don't speak and thus would have no ability to judge- I just roll my eyes. But here, even I have to admit they dropped the ball. Even main supporting characters like Seto, Minami, and some of the main harem all sound alike. While I was watching the series on Youtube, I was looking down at something thinking that one character was talking, only to look up and see that it was someone else entirely. Seto in particular sounds way
too young. And it should be Set-toe not Say-toe.
You know, like Seto Kaiba
? That just annoyed the heck out of me.
Through out this damning adventure, there are only three things that stand out from the wearying monotony. Seriyo Tennan, Tarant Shank, and NB...other wise known as Nabeshin's Author Avatar
. Before I go any further, it's important to understand something about this anime. It seems that it's suffering from an identity crisis...it doesn't seem to know if it wants to be taken seriously or if it's trying to be a comedy. To note, everytime it tries to take itself seriously, the show starts going downhill fast. Had it stuck to comedy, or better yet a parody of harem anime in general, it would have been better. Not good, for as shows like Bo Bo Bo
attest to, being a parody is no guarantee of success. But at least the series would have been easier to swallow.