Comet Lucifer Review — D-

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A boy and his girlfriend and their pet robot save the world.

I said when this first started airing that this reminded me of Eureka Seven. Boy did this turn out to be one of the biggest disappointments in recent memory.

It’s boring. Boring. Boring. The characters have no personality whatsoever and I couldn’t give a shit about any of them. The best character was the bakery girl (mainly because she barely got any screen time in order to develop a “better” character). I care about these people about as much as I care about lumps of clay.

This show has pretty big ambitions (even if their ambitions are mostly just copying Eureka Seven and the like… even the big “twist” at the end was a carbon copy of Eureka Seven, more or less) but it doesn’t have a tenth of the competence needed to pull that off. Eureka Seven because it had strong characters with their own wills— everyone was in all these different factions, none of them was entirely wrong, but they were driven into conflict because of their conflicting desires. In Comet Lucifer the main reason for conflict is that everybody is a fucking moron. I can’t even begin to describe how stupid this whole thing is so I’m just going to stop.

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Anyway, the sole reason it didn’t get an F is because the vegetables musical and the pan grenade moment were pretty hilarious. But definitely not worth putting up with the rest of the show for.

  • Storytelling – F – Unbelievably bad.
  • Voice – D – It did have a musical episode…
  • Characters – F – Sooo bad.
  • Attention Grab – C – Amazingly I did finish it… I guess…
  • Production – C – Fellia’s voice was obnoxious. It fit the character perfectly though.
  • Overall – D-

Recommendations – Eureka Seven, Bounen no Xamdou, Elemental Gelad

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