Recently, my local anime club began watching a new anime series called Basquash! The premise of this show radiates beauty through its simplicity; that being giant robots playing basketball. Oh, hells yeah!
Even by the opening credits, the show rings of awesome and win. But not so fast! As we watched the first 10 minutes, I was totally drinking the kool-aid for some giant robot basketball action…but then boobs happened.
No, that’s not trick editing; that shot really does last a full 12 seconds. At first, it was cute. A little eye roll here and there in between action scenes. But then boobs kept on happening!
Leave it to Japan to be the ones to come up with such a sweet idea, but also be the ones to thoroughly ruin it. Look, I’m a man who appreciates boobs and boob humor, but I signed on to this show for some giant robot basketball. I can get boobs from 1,000 other shows, but this is the only one that offers the robot/basketball combination. I’d like to have more than 10% of the show actually involve that. I guess the studio wasn’t confident that giant robot basketball wasn’t a strong enough sell for the show, so they padded it up with fanservice.
The guys at Fast Karate for the Gentleman said it best about fanservice: Fanservice is poop. You put poop on cake, you have ruined the cake. No matter how good the cake is, the cake doesn’t improve upon the poop. Poop just makes it into poop cake, which is all bad. Worse than if it were only poop, since we now have to mourn the loss of perfectly good cake.
I hate you, Japan… I hate you so much!