Francesca: Girls Be Ambitious

Title:Francesca: Girls Be Ambitious
フランチェスカ (Japanese)
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Notables: MAKINO Yui
Exorcist works in Hokkaido to exterminate all of the zombies that have been plaguing the land. However, although she can handle the perverted Takuboku Ishikawa, she finds herself at a loss when faced with the revived Shinsengumi. Within the chaos, she finds herself having to borrow the help of undead idol Francesca and her dog Franken.
(Synopsis courtesy of ANN)
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:2934#628]
(Two episodes watched):

Based on the title alone, I figured this would be an Idol series; as it turned out, it was anything but. I have to give Francesca credit for being novel--a frantic paced comic zombie hunting series. That came as a surprise and seemed to offer the possibility of a fun show. One problem was that this is a little too frantic and bizarre, because I had a hard time making sense of it. I think what we have here is the common problem of while things are funny if they are unexpected yet make sense in an unexpected way, here things are definitely unexpected but whatever sense they might make escapes me. Maybe I need to be Japanese to 'get' this show. Another problem was that the deliberately crude character designs of several characters distinctly annoyed me, and even tempted me to quit the show altogether. Francesca herself, who thankfully has a better one, doesn't appear until the end of this first twelve-minute episode. But she seems pretty airheaded in episode two, and I still have little idea what her significance is. A team of bishoujo walking dead bad guys turns up to create trouble, but I have a hard time believing that the story will interest me at all. The plot just seems inane, the show is not all that funny, and therefore I don't get it and I don't care.

Last updated Sunday, August 03 2014. Created Sunday, July 20 2014.

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