The Qwaser of Stigmata #01 — Brought to You By Big Globe

January 9th, 2010


Very big globes.


Well, color me pleasantly surprised. Not that I would exactly call this good as yet. It didn’t do anything particularly amazing, the characters are pretty flat, and everything about Tomo is absolutely godawful. Hell, if you just remove Tomo and her violently flopping watermelons from the equation, this could almost be mistaken for Just Another Generic Action Showtm. The whole breast milk thing was handled this episode about as one could hope. No strange noises, no sexual movements, never anything below the neck shown for that entire little segment. If they were going to stick with the whole thing, that was just about the least creepy way they could have done it. It did feel like quite a bit was being censored somewhere, given all the shots of walls and ceilings once Mafuyu was tied up, but damned if I know what it was… and that would also imply that most Shaft shows are censored to hell and back. Honestly though, I found the lesbian incest vibes through the whole episode far more unnerving than the teenage boy breastfeeding off a nun or any of the associated scenes. That’s… something somebody could put on their résumé I guess.

Production was pretty average all around, and certainly not helped by a lot of really ridiculous movement during the action scene. There were also a few shots that seemed like something had just plain gone wrong in the production somewhere. This one for example. Thicker outline, slightly different color palette, design’s not quite the same, etc. Most of the rest, outside of the basketballs strapped to Tomo’s chest, is largely unremarkable in any way. Like I said, decidedly average for the most part, which all things considered, is a step up from my expectations.

In the end though, average is about the best I can call it. Granted, there’s not a lot… or any… competition for my attention on Saturdays this season, but I’m not really sure if I’ll care a whit about this at all once the shock of unsexualized breastfeeding wears off. There’s always bloody Inuyasha.


Cry more, sad boy.

Posted in Anime | 14 Comments »

14 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anon999 says:

    The manga is basically full of fanservice and yuri with a large hint of action. Let’s hope that the anime version doesn’t deviate from the manga.

  • karry says:

    “that was just about the least creepy way they could have done it.”


  • MisaoFan says:

    I’m very esteemed to watch the first episode of Qwaser of Stigmata, it’s very fun ! I hope that looks forward to follow the series since episode 2 !

  • Bob says:

    If only we could remove the generic and boring male lead, this show would rock.

  • Clover says:

    Nooo! The male is cool & mysterious, keep him & get rid of those busty females. As for the episode, it was ok but they should have censored more.

  • Anonymous says:

    I’m not sure why they need to put in the whole breast milk thing other than to get more views. If the show was good on its own as an action series it wouldnt need it.

    Then again without the breast milk thing the show would be COMPLETELY generic.

  • shadow says:

    other anime with cute girls , japan again attack
    but have yuri then for all is a good anime.

  • cutemi2 says:

    yikes…just like Will Smith says in the movie “Wild Wild West” with that breast scene

  • Yue says:

    I’d watch this for the lulz. WOOTS! ^_^

  • Anonymous says:

    It was in fact, heavily censored. As shown here: (extremely NWS link)
    Aroduc Edit:
    I’d prefer to not directly link to pornography sites from here, mmmk.

  • Fate says:

    The two girls remind me of the two girls from kiddy girl.

  • Yue says:

    Even without the boobs, this show is pretty solid but not as amazing Baka Test.

    • Yue says:

      I just hope they keep this show censored. The idea of our hero being very serious about his “source” of power gives off a funny impression. Big Globes (laughs).

  • MisaoFan says:

    Ah yes ! It’s a very mature anime because of scenes of breast milk, but not yuri scenes. It was shown censored on TV, but uncensored on DVD.