11eyes #12 — Dallas Season 8

December 22nd, 2009

 

Okay, now I’m mad.

Impressions:

So, apparently on of my guesses was right. Last week’s entire episode, from when Kakeru saw Yuka getting shot by Lis onward was all just a vision he had. Guess he’s a virgin again! No, I do not care that he immediately turned around and tried to stop Lis from getting her way by shoving a sword through his throat either. He deserves far far worse after that particular brand of godawful horribleness. Who the hell thought that was a good idea? That’s the kind of irritation that colors the entire rest of the episode with its stupidity. This episode successfully erased whatever tiny bit of lingering affection I may have had for the series.

Sadly, things only get worse from there, as we’re treated to an excess of exposition from Kukuri and Shiori about how what happened in the past relating to Abaraxis and his sister. It got so bad that Misuzu started drawing on the wall to keep notes. At this point, only the bile rapidly filling my gullet was keeping me going to the bitter bitter end.  I have no idea how they were able to take on Lis so easily this week, nor why they thought now was a good time to start busting out secret magic superswords from nowhere. Make no mistake about it, Lis stripping Yuka half naked was the most interesting thing about this episode. I don’t even want to talk about the HAPPY HAPPY group hug as the world was reborn either. In a way, that’s kind of a microcosm of everything that’s been wrong with the last few episodes… outside of an episode entirely spent on a bad vision at any rate.

Final thoughts at the bottom.

 

Final Thoughts:

11eyes was at absolute best, an aggressively mediocre show, and for the other 95% of the time rather poor. It showed some promise at the start with an interesting premise and characters apparently already relatively set in an unusual relationship (for anime at least), but from there, everything regressed. The antagonists were punching bags for the first 80% of the show, the characters all devolved into simple one dimensional cariacatures that could just spout their catchphrase, the last half was plagued by the story grinding to a halt so characters could explain everything and the most interesting development was when one of the good guys went crazy, and even that was only notable for how overplayed it was.

Production was also mediocre at best as well, but nothing really worth mentioning either positively or adversely except for the truly horrendous direction. Constantly cutting away from the dynamic scenes in favor of talking heads is bad enough, but this show also abused cut-ins, fanservice, and bad CG visual effects like its director was a 12 year old kid with a fresh copy of Windows Moviemaker. Yes, Windows MovieMaker.

Bleh. Says I. Perhaps if they hadn’t totally erased the most interesting episode of the entire run as a dream sequence, maybe I would be slightly more forgiving. But I might as well wish for a pony and a Corvette for Christmas too, because I’m not getting any of them.

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11 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • chad001 says:

    Yeah, you should try the game, it’s 100% better, and the plot and graphics are more fixed. This series isn’t even close to the original, they diverged to the point that you could call this a spin-off, same characters, different story, different scenario, crappier effect. It’s like comparing Yugioh and Yugioh GX…

    Polver says:

    hey! Yu-Gi-Oh Gx was good…

    Aroduc says:

    Not as good as Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s!

  • Rawr says:

    Is that sugintou I see there? I don’t watch this series, so meh. Glad to know I didn’t miss anything.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow I was actually looking forward to this episode after last week (the first time I looked forward to an 11eyes episode by the way). Now I am totally let down.

  • Gin says:

    Apparently we’re getting an OVA for this.

  • Bayonette says:

    So Episode 11 was a “bad end” episode, huh.

  • X says:

    What the hell is wrong with this series?! Everything is so frikin messed up! I dont think you can even say that it has a definite plot, cuz it frikin made one in the dam last episode! WTH! It would be interesting if they did that time precognition thing with a better twist that makes sense to us. Not just randomly make things up along the way, what really ticks me off is Kakeru becoming the typical shounen character (like Naruto) of preaching about never giving up and all that nonsense. Hell it suks that him getting on with Misuzu was only through a vision. Oh well, from the looks in the epilogue, I guess he’s going for the threesome route.

    But seriously this plot is really messed up, the whole series was just a pile of puzzle that had no pieces that fit together.

  • Fate says:

    You have to admit the transition between Kakeru stabbing himself in the neck and the kids singing Christmas songs was funny.

  • Reiji says:

    I dont know maybe I got it wrong but I think world was not reborn I think they jumped to a new dimension while avertis-sama (or whats his name ) occupied the witch
    ah all the knight had to do is kill Kakeru and one fragment and what was the holy office of index (or whatever) doing they can travel dimension and kill rendom people or drive them to commit suicide and/or homicide but they cant do anything now ? also one would think they would try to come up with a way to free the knight from there fate as eternal guards how how long until they say fuck it and free the witch and whats up with that thank you in HAPPY HAPPY group hug time thank you for what thank you for ending the world and runing away using my life force and your friends fragment? wtf?
    I could go on for ever in the end it could have been an awesome anime but everthing that could have gone wrong did

  • Mesousa says:

    I was able to see the whole series.

    I liked it. Probably because I barelys ee these kinds of series, but I was actually pretty enjoyable.

    But I do have to agree that episode 9 was a disaster.

    But other than that episode, kudos once again, Dogakobo.