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Senran Kagura Shinovi Master
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When I went to ANN to do my research for this review I was surprised to see that this tawdry show was in fact a sequel. I was even more surprised to find that there was already a page for the previous series here at Mikomi--and I had contributed to it! That's how memorable the Senran Kagura franchise is. It also serves as evidence that the reason such cheap anime get made is because there will always be viewers for such shows. The risks are minimal (poorly drawn nude girls?), little talent is required, and even so the show may well get a second season. No good deed goes unpunished. This is basically lightweight porn masquerading as an action series. The system of good and bad ninja girls (they are always girls, guess why) made little sense, and the bizarre monsters ('Youma') almost made me burst out laughing rather than be terrified. The episode makes a half-hearted effort to end on a touching note, but I cannot suddenly be moved by a show which I couldn't even take seriously. Am I supposed to feel sorry for a character in a show in which minutes earlier a well placed kick caused a bra strap to break, thus exposing a girl's boobs? It was obvious what the makers were banking on to attract viewers, and it wasn't drama. This was little more than a meat market, and the characters had about as much personality as steaks and pork chops do. I wish the last new Fall 2018 anime I had viewed had been something better than this, especially since there seemed to be a lot of good shows this season.
Last updated Friday, October 26 2018. Created Friday, October 26 2018.