Upon second viewing, I have definitely concluded that Guardians of the Galaxy is even better when you imagine it as a tabletop campaign with an increasingly frustrated DM who’s sick of being interrupted.
GM: “Roll 2d10.”
I have this headcanon where multiple time-traveling Daves would make up code names to differentiate themselves from one another. and the code names are always the names of celebrities who are also named Dave or David
Since episode two isnt loading right now, i will try again in a bit. Hope that works out better than usual.
Okay, now for the overveiw of it so far. Maoyu has a great grasp of comedy and timing for its jokes, the drama that does crop up in the episode is poignant and effective in making you feel for each side as they speak, and the initial interactions between Mao and the Hero are just brilliant at mixing both of these opposing factors into something that just makes you want for more. It’s beginning to show inklings of exploring the economics side of things ala Spice & Wolf, but on a larger scale than Spice & Wolf actually showed and also the beginnings of what could be some great action to see. We’ll just have to see what exactly happens in the next episodes but if it keeps up to the quality of this first episode, I will be extremely satisfied.
YES! AND WE HAVE JOKE TOUCHDOWN! THE HAIRBAND HAS BEEN REVEALED! REPEAT: THE HAIRBAND HAS BEEN REVEALED! That was a beautiful joke.
Oh my god. Just….the interactions between Mao and the Hero are so fun to watch, it’s great. Still havent seen if Im right on my one lingering thought but we’ll see.
That’s a weird line in her hair. Two of them side-by-side, near the horns….oh please tell me this is going where I hope it does.
Spice & Wolf vibe confirmed! That didn’t take long. In other news, the ongoing adventures of calm vs hot blooded continue to be hilarious.
I’ll be honest, so far Demon King (Let’s call’em Mao for short) and the Hero (he’s stuck with that name) almost seem like two characters from completely different animes. The Hero seems to acting like he is out of some adventure anime where it is defeat the evil overlord and save the day, while Mao is almost from the more slice of life anime where things are much less intense and hot-blooded. And this is absolutely hilarious to watch in action.
…Okay, that switched from epic adventure to fanservice-y comedy in a glorious bait and switch. And am I crazy or do these people have names besides their job titles?