My roommate misread the title as “CAT PLANET TITIES” and I felt it’d actually less accurate to correct him.
I’ve learned to expect a show will be controversial - - even volatilely so, sometimes - - when I receive it in a gift box that packs a few party favors along. HETALIA came to me with the DVDs wrapped in colorful paper and glitter, VAMPIRE BUND came with a little packet of sun block and, now, this set comes with shredded paper and a little mouse plushy. Obviously, Funi’s pretty aware of how… dicey certain shows can get, and such accessories are most probably an effort to keep everybody’s tongue in cheek and soften any blows to the viscera.
Along that line, I feel like the ADR team goes an extra mile for the dub in these cases, as well - - sort of like an ad agency using the friendliest spokesman available to make a particularly tough sell. CAT PLANET TITIES… * AHEM *… CUTIES, doesn’t show much in its first episode that differentiates it from the countless other sex coms where a sexy magical girl drops right into a dude’s life and gets all manner of (sexy) chaos going. However, the voice team seriously makes it all go down easy (sexy innuendo!) with the kind of appealing personalities that make you forget how you're watching something that's really only a hair or two away from the sort of Pay-Per-View material that’s so pesky for showing up on embarrassing hotel bills.
Beyond that, this is a perfectly entertaining way to kill 22 minutes in privacy somewhere (it’s probably not the best thing to watch on your laptop on a plane.) Though, judging by the ample amount of bare T&A in the promo packet that was included along with the shredded paper, I suspect matters will get significantly saucier as this series unfolds. Repeatedly, we'll be made to ask if it this all would be more acceptable, or less so, if the chick was really just a girl with furry interests instead of an alien werecat.
Watch this episode, "The Cat Who Fell To Earth” below and decide for yourself.