It’s been a long time since I’ve felt compelled to say this about an anime but, seriously… WHAT THE F@#$ DID I JUST WATCH?!?!
I honestly wasn’t expecting a show called SGT. FROG to be as aggressively nonsensical as this. There was even the funny coincidence of it being a coincidental companion piece to SQUID GIRL for presenting a totally harmless and utterly ridiculous vision of world conquerors. Sgt. Frog is like an evil ALF or a froggier Invader Zim! Look, I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy what I watched, here. It’s hard to argue against anything with this kind of live wire frenetic energy to it. Still, I wish the creators had a little more sympathy for easily-confused saps like me and opted to save their flashback scene for a later episode, preferably one from after I actually came to understand what this show’s actually about.
Actually, before I go any further, I need some clarification from the black belt Japanophiles in our audience. Is “kero” supposed to be how “ribbit” is pronounced in Japanese. It’s the same as how a bird’s “chirp” is pronounced “peyo,” correct?
Sheesh, and has there been any character since Hello Kitty or Doraemon more tailor made to be turned into a plushie than green and bug eyed Sgt. Frog? I could practical see the lil’ guy swinging from a key chain while watching this.
Sorry if this commentary’s run a little nonsensical. I swear, the show’s turned my brain into confetti colored spaghetti or something.
Watch this episode, "I Am Sergeant Kerokero” below and decide for yourself.