What’s the show? Space Battleship Tiramisu, Episode 1 & 2.
Mmm, sounds tasty. Bahahaha…
What? Well I mean this show is tasty, depending on what you’re into that is…
Oh no… what did I just walk into? Our protagonist spends a lot of episode 1 in the ~nude~ it’s quite the spectacle!
I’m definitely not into that. Oh come on, don’t be such a wet blanket. It’s fun!
Is it then? Well I mean yeah, it’s a comedy, but the nudity, well… let me put it this way, if you’re into men—that is to say handsome naked ones—you’ll enjoy this show for that, and if you’re not, well I think it’s handled in a way that makes it funny. Which is basically my way of saying, even if you’re not into naked dudes you should watch this show.
Uh-huh… So what’s it actually about? Subaru is a top mech pilot, who loves his cockpit. It’s his sanctuary from everything about the rest of the world (or rather the space station he lives on) that riles him up and rubs him the wrong way, from obnoxious fellow pilots and their critical opinions on his eating habits to the matronly mechanic interfering with the ‘aesthetic’ of his precious cockpit.
I’m still not really sure what this show is about… It’s like a character comedy, and at 7 minutes per episode it never overstays its welcome, at least not yet anyway.
Oh so that’s why you waited to the second episode to review the show? Indeed, I can only write about what their is sufficient material to write about. Hence why other short anime of this season will be compiled like this, except the 3 and 4 minute one’s will probably have to wait a couple more eps before I cover them in blog form, but rest assured they will be covered!
Dude, nobody cares. I know, I like to write like I’m talking to an audience of thousands! Rather than the reality—an audience of tens.
Nobody likes a sad sack… Fine, I’ll be in my cockpit.
Man, that’s a funny word. And this show knows it! In fact there’s something strangely knowing about this show, like it’s acutely aware of how amusing it is, it’s got an ego which is strangely magnetic and also a little off-putting. Like the first episode is undoubtedly funny but the second episode is less so, but it’s still so confident in the fact that it is a comedy that it keeps it so inherently watchable.
Fair enough, so does this short comedy come recommended? Yeah, I mean if you’re into this kind of thing, which you’ll probably figure out very quickly. It’s by no means perfect, or even excellent, it’s just consistently good with flashes of brilliance but at the reduced running time and thanks to its unpredictability, I’ll be looking forward to each instalment.
Categories: Spring 2018 Anime