April 23, 2017

You Just KNOW Your Day is About to Get Derailed

When a magical girl teleports in and greets you thusly...

Thus does the story of Alice and Zoroku REALLY begin.

Meet Mr. Zoroku Kashimura, the white haired gentleman to the left, a mysterious old geezer who has a skill the local Yakuza is willing to pay handsomely for. 

Despite this, he seems to have a very good reputation in the neighborhood, to the extent that a local clerk enlists him to help out an odd little girl in an elaborate dress who has been staring at bentos for two hours. She demonstrates quite alarming, unholy, non-newtonian skills before offering to grant him any wish in return for...an undisclosed favor. Of course our bad-ass protagonist lives in Japan and is old enough to understand that anything supernatural in that part of the world is to be avoided. So he leaves.

Did I mention that she could teleport?

 At this point it should be noted that the mysterious girl has pursuers This fact becomes consequential to the story and proceeds to thoroughly mess up our protagonists day.

Not Pictured: Hijinks

You see, magical girls are trouble...and expensive to boot.

Nevertheless, Mr. Kahimura  is bad ass enough to survive multiple magical girls tearing up the city. He finally decides to take in this "Alice" and put her to work for him, while he figures out what to do with her. To that end, he takes her to his sanctum, where we finally learn what Mr. Kashimura "Talent" is.

Alice and Zoroku is really bi-polar in tone. The first few minutes are fairly grim and gritty (though largely devoid of blood ) and the story itself seems to be  a superhero thriller, but one that is mitigated by considerable wackieness. I'm not sure where this is going yet but it looks like this has the potential to be a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting show. 

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1 Thanks, I'll  give it a try.  Had to scratch one of the two shows I was planning to watch this season, because it sucks.  (Not naming names, but it might sound like Bly Blero Blapademia bleason bloo.)

At least Doctor Who is back on.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sun Apr 23 07:38:24 2017 (PiXy!)

2 At least the other Blapademia show is still good.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sun Apr 23 07:38:51 2017 (PiXy!)

3 Clint Eastwood took old guy lessons from Zoroku.
The amusing thing is how many Crunchyroll viewers refuse to believe that he is a master flower arranger, period. They are sure he must also be an assassin. Ikebana gets no respect.
Okay, you do have to know about knives a little. But yeah, I am pretty sure he is a florist.  
That said, my great great uncle, who beat up the Ku Klux Klan to keep them out of his flower beds and defend the honor of an Irish name, was also a florist. So if Zoroku breaks out the brass knuckles or is just an incredibly centered badass, it is totally in keeping with his profession.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Mon Apr 24 00:05:36 2017 (S0Svy)

4 If he wants to lose her, he should just take her out in the woods and dump her. He'd get away with it too, since she can't see the Florist for the trees.

Posted by: Mauser at Mon Apr 24 20:17:38 2017 (5Ktpu)


Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon Apr 24 21:01:55 2017 (KicmI)

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