Level E – Close encounters of the extraterrestial kind

January 16, 2011 at 12:15 am Leave a comment

“A fluid-like organism from the planet Jacqueline S. It’s name is Clive… Don’t you also think it’s hideous?”

"Stop taking my screentime, punk!"

Out of all the series shown so far, I have found Level E the funniest and most interesting. It’s got a great concept and has a really engaging and realistic cast (well as far as anime goes).

So that's what's happenin' in our hospitals....

Plot summary from AniDB: “In the present day, hundreds of extraterrestrial species walk the Earth. Some are pacifistic, others violent. Some are here for research purposes, others are career criminals. However, humans don’t know they are here.

Now, one more alien has arrived on Earth. One of the universe’s foremost geniuses with a personality that’s bound to attract all sorts of trouble.”

They takin' our cattle!

It’s fantastic to see a series that doesn’t base its jokes on fanservice like those dime-a-dozen Xebec productions. I found Level E fresh to watch and just genuinely funny. The icing on the cake has to be Prince Baka Ki El Dogra’s over-the-top puppet act, compared to his usual deadpan tone-of-voice.

Cat in a bag

At the same time the show can prove to be rather serious as well, most noticeably at the end of the episode where we’re left watching the Prince’s true form: some twisted insectoid creature that screams like a housewife attending an Oprah show. Oh, and that reference to ET was classic.Just goes to show the potential Level E has. It can go anywhere.

Sux to be this thing.

I have little else to say. Watch Level E if you generally enjoy sarcastic humour and comic timing.

OP: best OP this season. Nice catchy tune and some great comic book-inspired ideas

ED: not as great, but pretty decent I guess.

News flash: a comedy without moe/fanservice?!


Entry filed under: Anime.

Demotivator of the week Gosick – elementary, my dear Kujo

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