Kuuchuu Buranko (Trapeze)
Kuuchuu Buranko caught my attention for two reasons: its very distinctive visual style, and the Denki Groove music that plays throughout one of the show’s promotional videos. I came in expecting something extremely drugged out and weird, but what I got was less so. Don’t get me wrong, the show is quite weird, it’s simply not as weird as I would have liked it to have been.
The strangest thing about the whole production is probably the way it looks. It’s very cheap animation, but the lively imagination of the people behind it make good use of the limited resources. But aside from some oddities, the show is very normal in every other respect. The writing, pacing, and even the background music (save tracks by Denki Groove) are all fairly normal. In fact, the show would probably be very boring if it wasn’t for the way it looks. That’s essentially what this show is–at least in its first episode–a showcase of a strange and original visual style.
I’ll watch it the whole way through, but I hope the staff intends the push up the weirdness as things continue, to the point where the last episode is 20 minutes of this.