Episode 14 has a small, not unfixable plot hole.
We have a girl who is being kept prisoner, and has been a prisoner since she was a baby. She gets one day in which she goes to the outside world for the first time. She presumably doesn’t have any pocket money with which to get wrapping paper.
Nonetheless, she presents her beloved caregiver with a wrapped present. Even if she didn’t have to buy anything – even if the contents were leaves and rocks gathered from the yard – where did she get the wrapping paper?
That being said, this episode has a lot of good quotes, such as the one below.
The stereotypical gas-mask-wearing mooks are a little bit ridiculous. Continue reading El Cazador de la slow-moving plot
Space Dandy Episode 5 is there to tell us that Dandy is a lousy warrior, a lousy adventurer, but a decent guy who would make a good father.
Continue reading Space Dandy Episode 5: moe fans sentimentalize fatherhood, because they know they never will be fathers
The ending credits of El Cazador de la Bruja have a cat with a sniper rifle.
Maybe he might wink.
Continue reading Sniper Cat is watching you cogitate
I have a limited amount of engagement with Michiko to Hatchin. For the most part it strikes me as an exercise in Sledgehammer Wangst.
Continue reading Likable and unlikable supporting characters
One of Kurt Vonnegut’s rules of writing is that every character should want something, even if it’s only something as simple as a glass of water.
Ellis, the blonde girl in El Cazador de la Bruja, has a profoundly bland personality because she was raised in isolation. So far as the audience can tell, Ellis doesn’t want much of anything.
Ellis, the blonde girl in the pic, is a main character, and the viewer might be excused for ignoring her bland personality. So in Episode 9, the writers decide to hit the viewers over the head with some blunt characterization about goals.
Continue reading El Cazador de la Bad Writing: don’t bother giving side characters goals if they don’t really want them
I’m getting chased, and I don’t really like getting chased. Those guys behind me have guns…
Continue reading Oh, submachine-gun, you fill me with girlish glee
When most people think “bounty hunter,” they might think of Faye Valentine:
But in fact, it’s surprisingly easy to over-use the “bounty hunter” trope, because it imposes very few restrictions on the writers.
Continue reading Over-used tropes: bounty hunters and episodic odysseys, as seen in El Cazador de la Bruja