Sakura Ichiko is an unbelievably lucky high school student. In fact, the reason she has so much good fortune is because she’s sucking the good luck out of everyone around her. Binboda Momiji, a poverty god, is sent to stop her.
This show’s supposed to be a comedy, but it just isn’t funny. People have told me that it’s just like Gintama, so if you like one you’ll like the other, but it didn’t work that way for me at all. Sure, both this and Gintama have a slapstick sort of humor. But Gintama’s is actually clever and original. Dousing everything with mayonaise? Trying to murder your co-worker? Getting called Zura for the millionth time? Hilarious!
But Binbougami’s jokes fall flat, mainly because half of them are jokes about Momiji’s flat chest. Ha ha ha ha. Flat chests! Big breasts! Hilarious! The soul of wit! What few jokes aren’t about breasts are mainly about perverted monks and masochistic dogs. The only thing that Binbougami copies from Gintama is the violence and the screaming. That doesn’t make it funny.
The creators seem to realize their jokes aren’t funny, since they spend about half the show attempting to tell a serious story about the power of friendship. Unfortunately, this fails even harder than their attempts at humor. The attempt at seriousness is vapid, unoriginal, and just plain boring.
- Storytelling – F – Not funny.
- Voice – C – Unique visual style and setup.
- Characters – D – Big breats, flat chests, pervert, masochistic dog, and generic family. Sums up everything.
- Attention Grab – F – Again, not funny.
- Production – B – I do like the animation style.
- Overall – D-