Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kill Me Baby review

I was asked to write a review, so, here goes nothing. Unlike the other writers, I won't be breaking stuff up. You'll get the idea as we go on.I haven't been watching a lot of anime recently; however there were a couple of series that caught my attention.

Kill me Baby tells the heartwrenching story of one Yasuna, and her best friend, Sonya. Sounds pretty normal, doesn't it? Well, it is, until you find out that Sonya happens to be an assassin. Much to the chagrin of those around her, Sonya's assassination skills don't quite do what they're supposed to. As if that weren't bad enough, Sonya's joined by Agiri, a trained ninja, specialised in confusing people with elaborate 'ninjutsus'.

Now before we move on, I'd like to take a moment to state that comedy happens to be one of the most subjective things known to man; you might find it funny, rude, or even offensive. As such, writing a review for a comedy anime is quite a tough job. In addition, the animation for Kill Me Baby isn't top tier, it's one of JC Staff's side projects after all, but they do manage to squeeze laughs into every scene (Some of them have been copied directly from the 4koma strip, or so I've been told).

The story isn't anything new. If you've watched Mitsudomoe, you'll recognize the setting almost immediately. A funny airhead, an serious girl, and Sonya. (Sonya keeps reminding me of Mortal Kombat, aww yeah). The story's simple. Very, very simple. Character development is nearly 0 (which in fact, is a very good thing). No elaborate battles and stuff, yeah, you can put those arms down now, no charging spirit bombs over 10 episodes any more. I do feel a little bad over Yasuna breaking her wrists and neck, though :(

The soundtrack's okay, not too bad, the OP is kinda wtf, and the ED is well, catchy. The best part of the whole show, is the unused redhead, voiced by Kugimiya Rie. The world can use more of her. She's the best, seriously. All your VA's can lick Rie's feet. The BGM reminds me of my kindergarten days, which suits the show well.

All in all, KMB, isn't a bad anime. It's definitely suited for people who want a short and light anime to kill time with, without scowling at the screen every 30 seconds trying to figure out wth is going on and why that ninja fox in an orange suit's trying to grope that emo guy. It's childlike, that's all I can say about it.

Rating: (7+1)/10.
+1 thanks to Kugyuu. (I'd give +2, but the other guys would kill me)