Whispered Words #01 — Lesbian Ladder Theory

October 7th, 2009


When Sally met Sally.

Season Premier Disclaimer:

I like to check almost every new show out. The value of a show is in its execution, not its premise. That said, my tastes are mine and mine alone. Some things bother me, some things don’t. I will attempt to be as cogent as possible as to my complaints or compliments for each show, but be aware that my views skew heavily towards the center. Nothing is perfect, nothing is irredeemable. That said, my tastes and my opinions are mine and mine alone and should not be construed as fact or, god help us, some kind of erudite critical analysis of the entire series based on the show’s first 20 minutes. Feel free to leave your own thoughts on the show if you’d like, but invective and similar will be mocked or deleted depending on which amuses me more at the time.


Ugh. This was well beyond how painful I expected it would be. When the OP consisted of nothing but flowers blowing in the wind and girls staring sadly into the distance, the alarms in my head started blaring. I’m not sure if it should be taken as a compliment or a detraction that music and laborious pace of this show kept me heavily sedated throuh the entire bloody thing, but consider it a small miracle of the universe that I’m still awake. This brings pretty much nothing new to the lesbian romance subgenre, and falls victim to as many bad cliches as you care to name. Sumika barely has more than maybe a dozen lines through the episode and just stalks Kazama, who throws herself at Sumika in every possible way short of actually sticking her hand down Sumika’s panties while remaining totally ignorant of it. Stellar.

Art’s decent, but nothing amazing. Animation is similar, but AIC hardly tried anything ambitious, so I’d be hardpressed to call it anything better than average at very best. Music, like I mentioned, almost robbed me of my consciousness. The character than entranced me the most was… uh… their friend, who was eating someting in almost every single scene that she showed up. Wondering how exactly she didn’t weigh 300 pounds kept me struggling to reach the bitter end.

If you’re not a rabid fan of the whole lesbian romance thang, steer clear. Very far clear. There’s nothing for you here except maybe a sleeping aid. If you are, then… well… what the hell do I know about lesbian romantic dramas anyway?

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • The Phantom says:

    Meh! more lesbians? why there are so many animes with lesbian undertones. Is lesbianism common in japan?. Anyway I’ll keep myself 1000 lightyears away from this garbage.

  • frequencity says:

    Aoi Hana was great because the drama didn’t feel forced, this on the other hand…