Togainu No Chi Ep 1: Awesome gay with bad animation :P (and a week late due to silkscreening projects and hospital visits :D (don’t kill me Eva =3=))
Ahh Nitroplus; you have brought me many joys. Lamento, Sweet Pool, Togainu No Chi and more. The games were enjoyable (and undeniably sexy) and it’s about time that you had one of your works turned into an anime so that people who do not have access to your beautiful games can get a taste of your amazing story lines and beautiful art style.
You got the story part right.
Togainu no chi: anyone who has read the manga or played the games, heck, even have read some doujinshis here or there know how awesome this series truly is.
The story revolves around the anime’s main character of Akira. Who lives in a separated Japan, caused by the third world war, and tries to live by by participating in an underground fighting tournament called Bl@ster in the more ‘stable’ part of a now in shambles Japan.
He is a good fighter and has, besides being involved in these fights, has lived a pretty legal life. Until one day.*cue dramatic music*
After winning a fight and walking off the scene of the ‘crime’ nonchalantly, he does what any person in his position does. Goes back to his home, broods all alone on his bed and avoids any human contact whatsoever…
BUT NOT FOR LONG!!!
BECAUSE DOUCHE BAG RAPIST COPS COME IN AND KIDNAP ARREST HIM AND BRING HIM TO THEIR PRECINCT MATHINGER WHERE THEY RAPE INTERROGATE HIM INTO CONFESSING A MURDER THAT HE DIDN’T COMMIT!!!!!
This IS a SHOUNEN AI! There is no way that I CAN NOT make these kinds of jokes!
So STFU and let me get on with things…
Anyways, as it turns out, Akira, no matter how much *ahem* interrogation they put him through does not confess to the murders, claiming that even though he is a fighter, he is not a murderer.
Does this honesty get him out of jail? NO! Instead, they decide to keep him in there for life because hey! They are the cops and they are ALWAYS right the lazy bastards!
Enter Emma… the woman with the worst drawn boobs in existence. She comes and talks to Akira about his dilemma and how that no matter what HE IS GOING TO ROT IN JAIL AND BE TORTURED FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE!! (So that’s why there are so many kinky doujin with him….)
She gives him the opportunity to get back his freedom by joining her game Igra, which takes place in Toshima. Igra is the more mature version of Bl@ster, played by other fellow ‘criminals’ whom are all fighting to collect other peoples tags; which are given to each participant when they first enter. The one with all the tags in the end regain their freedom… or something like that…
Though with reluctance, Akira agrees to join the game, wanting his freedom back from the false accusations put up next to his name.
He is then sent to Toshima where automatically he is ambushed by a bunch pf participants of the game. Immediately, he notices that they play dirty, in the sense that they aren’t afraid to bring a knife to a fist fight.
BUT DO NOT WORRY FOR HE IS RESCUED BY HIS KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR!!!
As of right now, this mysterious, and oh so obvious future love interest of our boy Akira, comes and rescues Akira’s ass by swiftly taking out his sword and causing a blood bath. Because nothing says ‘don’t mess with what’s gonna be mine in the future’ like a blood bath.
The episode ends off with mysterious man leaving out dear Akira all alone, in the rain, with bloody corpses, and throwing up.
My overall impression of the first episode was: who the hell is animating this? I already know the main idea and story behind this series and have already come to the decision that the story is EPIC. Though what I do not like is the animation. It’s to choppy, to inconsistent, in some parts even, awkward to watch AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! I KNOW EMMA IS PRACTICALLY THE ONLY FEMALE IN THIS GAY FILLED SERIES BUT THAT IS NO EXCUSE TO NOT AT LEAST TRY TO DRAW HER BOOBS PROPERLY INSTEAD OF HAVING THEM THREE OR FOUR DIFFERENT SIZES DEPENDING ON THE ANGLE!
*ahem* Hopefully the animation will pick up, and no, this will not deter me from watching it. I still need my dose of gayness afterall. Anything to calm me down from silk screening, etching and painting *is putting gun to head as this is being typed*
Seriously… they aren’t THAT hard…