BINBOGAMI GA! #4 - - Special Review

Topic started by No_name_here on July 30, 2012. Last post by takashichea 2 years, 1 month ago.
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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I’ve never been one to hold off on saying, “I told you so” - - so it’s quite gratifying to see my prediction about this show’s formula playing out.

True, Sakura doesn’t actually like too much of a jerk in this episode, but the little puppy still expects her to act like one and he is subsequently surprised by the depth of character she exhibits by getting so torn up about her poor butler. It’s an unusual formula, certainly, but it’s still a formula on the order of Mutta’s various neurotic ticks being spun around into positive strengths in each episode of SPACE BROTHERS.

Also, yes I’m aware that I’m reviewing this episode after saying I’d be stepping back from the series yesterday. I don’t know who should say, “I told you so,” in this case, but I never said I wouldn’t return. It just happened that fourth episode was up, so it was as easy as opening a new tab on my browser. Past this point, I may still keep up with this show, but it’ll have to be sporadically.

Anyway, BINBOGAMI-GA’s pendulum swung back to “funny” with a vengeance for this episode. Boy, did it ever. It did. It did. I’m going to pull this show up as a counterpoint for every time some T&A show tries to get a free pass when it just plainly isn’t funny. Me being able to catch more of the references this time certainly helped, as well (pretty surprised they pulled out the MONONOKE costume.)

Actually, speaking of MONONOKE, this is probably the nerdiest possible thing to say - - but the whole (gimpy?) get-up with “Sado-Masochistic, Little Brother Puppy Dog” (as I call him) has once again reminded me that I finally need to study up on my Shintoism one of these days. Never realized there was a connection between MONONOKE’s wolves and Amaterasu from OKAMI, but dogs do show up a lot in these stories… and it ain’t a coincidence, and I want to find out why.

To be picked up on later…?Watch this episode, "He Shrank, Didn't He?!” here and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.

Tom Pinchuk’s a writer and personality with a large number of comics, videos and features like this to his credit. Visit his website - - tompinchuk.com - - and follow his Twitter: @tompinchuk

Post by Lurkero (410 posts) See mini bio Level 7

I might have to actually check this out if you are saying that the references and wacky situations are actually humorous and not just dumb like most anime.

Post by takashichea (12,657 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Wait, I was not wrong! You just tweak your predictions a bit. The creator of Binbogami Ga! is a dog lover. I forgot what chapter he mentions about his passion for drawing dogs.

This episode was hilarious.

Hit me baby, one more time!
Hit me baby, one more time!
Post by Sonata (35,424 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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This was a fantastic episode, and hilarious!XD 
 
 
Post by Kurohige (3,742 posts) See mini bio Level 19

I gotta check this out.

Post by Sonata (35,424 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Kurohige: You should it is awesomeXD
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,227 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Lurkero said:

I might have to actually check this out if you are saying that the references and wacky situations are actually humorous and not just dumb like most anime.

Oh the entire anime is pretty dumb, but the right kind of dumb.

@takashichea said:

Hit me baby, one more time!
Hit me baby, one more time!

...I found that far funnier than I should have.

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,227 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Also, glad to see you're not ready to drop this show just yet Tom, that last review had me worried. It's definitely worth riding this out all the way, it's one of the most popular shows this anime season from what I can tell.

Post by takashichea (12,657 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Daniel_Newton:

Sweet, I'm glad you enjoyed that weird Brittney Spears reference.

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