(One episode watched):|
What if this show hadn't had the quivering, ungodly large, projectile-like breasts hogging the cameras at every step? Would it have been any good then? Is there enough of a story—an interesting story—to make it worth watching? The show is about some sort of vigilante group, 'Black Label', which uses medical terminology to describe the crime fighting they do; Black Label members call themselves 'surgeons' while bad guys are 'lesions' or 'tumors'. There is plenty of lethal violence, and scenes of women being abused (one is kicked in the face) get ugly. The show didn't quite make me feel dirty for watching, but came close. But the action is thoroughly unbelievable—the Black Label members are a little too good at what they do to be true. The villains, meanwhile, are 110% evil, i.e, cardboard characters who deserve nothing but to die an agonizing death. There is a strange twist—Arashi, apparently the only male among the well-endowed Black Label members, has a bizarre secret regarding his childhood best friend. But it seemed a little too bizarre for me, and the show was reveling in fanservice so much that it was hard to take seriously. It was almost like a cheap shortcut attempt to tack an interesting personality onto a generic character. On the plus side, the animation and action is pretty good, and it was sort of funny, when tits weren't on display. But I can't help concluding that the idea here was to entertain viewers more by giving them a boner than by telling a story. Arashi's secret was more strange than intriguing, and I think the odds that an interesting story will ever come of this are remote. Perhaps if the breasts had been toned down a little (at times they are almost a joke—like missiles that threaten anyone standing nearby), and the cause that Black Label fights for was made a little more realistic rather than just black versus white, and Arashi's conscience issues were developed more thoroughly—in other words, for Triage X to be worth watching, pretty much everything would need to be done a little better.
Last updated Friday, May 15 2015. Created Friday, May 15 2015.