Readers’ Pick: Moyashimon Returns – Episode 1Posted: July 12, 2012
I said I’d keep up on my posts for Readers’ Pick of the Season this time, and so I shall!
Also, I’ll still make a post when I catch up on Saki, I’ve just been distracted lately and am going through shows pretty slowly. I’m not bored of anime or anything, I just always think of something else to do right when I’m about to start. It’s quite annoying.
I had absolutely no idea what to expect from Moyashimon Returns going into it because I still need to watch the prequel. That’s why I was grateful whenever it added little bits of info through narration about stuff you should already know. Though it didn’t prepare me for everything, as I had no idea what to think as a mallet-wielding, gothic cross-dresser came running out a shop window.
Something that surprised me was how small a role the microbes played. I thought these guys were supposed to be the selling point of the show, but all they did was a small skit or two about about their job for making saki and they occasionally narrated things.
But I liked how the MC could track people since he can see them, as the ending showed. Perhaps they just played a small role in this episode and will do more later. I have no idea.
Also, the scene near the end with all the talk about alcohol and percentages and such bored the living hell out of me. It almost gave me nightmarish flashbacks of Lucky Star. Luckily (no pun intended) it wasn’t quite as bad, because the MC was as lost and bored as I was. Hopefully scenes like this one don’t become a habit.
So as of now, I don’t really get the fandom for this series. There’s nothing really amazing here, and the microbes really only serve to make the presentation unique. I will say I am interested in the show, but I’m not sold on it quite yet.