Heroman – 01

April 3, 2010 at 10:37 pm 10 comments

“Heroman… that’s the name of the robot… Sounds nice, I like it!” No, it doesn’t sound nice. It makes my ears bleed.

This is set IN AMERICA

Nothing like watching dawn with your overgrown robotic thug

Heroman is a case-in-point why Stan Lee should stay away from Japanese anime, and stick with Spiderman and the Fantastic Four. While only one episode has aired to date, it is easy where this series is going.

Our hero looks like a girl. And sounds like one too.

Set in America, Heroman follows the story of Joey, an orphaned kid living with his grandma. One day he finds a broken Heybo, a toy robot thing and decides to do some backyard surgery on it to get it up and going again. His eccentric teacher Professor Denton unwittingly causes an alien cockroach invasion (they’re called Skrugg), which also indirectly causes Joey’s patched-up Heybo to metamorphose into Heroman via an electrical storm.

WTF her legs are twice the length of her torso!!!!11

What totally lets the series down are the characters. Our lead is weak and irritating to listen to, his female love interest is unsurprisingly cute and her brother and his gang of hoons are more 2D than Mr Game & Watch. However, I’ll assume that these characters will develop as the series progresses.

Heck, it's only a toy robot.

What’s good is the music selection, which is fitting, and the animation. The action scene this episode was actually pretty decent, and as long as Heroman keeps active, it should be a reasonable waste of time. Watch this if you have time and or excess bandwith.

OP: Active J-rock tune but generally lacklustre

ED: Interesting comic-book style which works! Decent song as well.

"Joey, why are you such a n00b?"

Your typical bunch of wanktards.

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Entry filed under: Anime.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Baka!  |  April 4, 2010 at 12:21 am

    “more 2D than Mr Game & Watch”- LOL. The series looks quite lame….

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  • 2. ippius  |  April 4, 2010 at 12:42 am

    it’s a shame that the animation and soundtrack work is great. the series unfortunately buckles up due to the rather lame concept.

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  • 3. Fabrice  |  April 4, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Im not going to watch this…zetaini ariemasen!

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  • 4. Baka!  |  April 4, 2010 at 10:56 am

    There are so many American flags around…………subtle?

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  • 5. George  |  April 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    You ever walk through an American town? (I assume yes.) There’s so many flags you just don’t even notice them.

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  • 6. ippius  |  April 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    yeah i got that impression. not as evident in the land downunder, un/fortunately (however u take that)

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  • 7. justam  |  April 5, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Man, this was one of the shows for this season that I hoped wouldn’t suck. There’s been a mech drought these past few seasons, and I was pretty happy to see a mech show in this season’s preview.

    Alas, my interest died once I finished this episode. It was one of the most generic and bland pilot eps I’ve ever seen.

    Although it did redeem itself with some pretty high quality animation. Can’t expect any less from BONES. And it was also amusing to see a Stan Lee cameo hahahahahaha

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  • 8. ippius  |  April 5, 2010 at 1:09 am

    agreed. solid mecha series are hard to come by these days. if u havent done so, check out gundam unicorn. it’s pretty good, apart from the fact that its releases will b annoyingly sporadic.

    of course u could watch SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors… >_>

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    • 9. justam  |  April 5, 2010 at 1:44 am

      aye watched unicorn already. best choreographed fight i’ve seen sunrise make for a looooooooong time. It’s OST was also pretty damn good.

      and >< i hate to think of it this way, but by the time unicorn wraps up, i'll almost have graduated from uni. ;_;

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  • 10. ippius  |  April 5, 2010 at 2:51 am

    same 😛

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