“Space Patrol Luluco” (Episode 1-8) Dropped Anime Review: Trigger Happy But Misses The Target

☆Writer: Richard K. Moe

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☆ Promotional Art ☆

Behind The Anime

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☆ Hisho, Over Justice, Frozen Keiji, Luluco, Alpha Omega Nova, and Dead Guy ☆
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☆ Luluco & Her Crying Father Eating Breakfast ☆

☆Animation Studio – Trigger (Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia, Ninja Slayer)

☆Director – Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill la Kill, Panty & Stocking with Garter Belt, Gurren Lagann)

☆Writer/Series Composition – Hiroyuki Imaishi (Space Patrol Luluco)

☆Character Design – Yusuke Yoshigaki & Mago (Space Patrol Luluco)

☆Music – Kenichiro Suehiro (Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka, Osiris no Tenbin, Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-)

Story

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☆ Luluco At Her “Normal” School ☆

“Luluco is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives in the solar system frontier space colonization zone Ogikubo, together with her father, who works for the respective Space Patrol. Despite being a part of this wondrous district full of alien immigrants, who were accepted into the system 20 years prior to the story, Luluco manages to live the life of a normal school girl. However, when her father is accidentally frozen, Luluco is given no other choice but to bring him to his work place, where she is appointed to become a member of the Space Patrol by the head of the division, Over Justice, to be able to pay the fees of reviving her father. From then on, Luluco’s previously normal life faces a drastic change, as she is sent on daily missions to protect Ogikubo from space criminals, together with her assigned partner and new classmate AΩ Nova, as well as their mutual classmate Midori”. (Wiki)

Review

+Pros

Writing, Directing, Animation, Character Designs, and Music 

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☆ This Is Our Space Patrol Heroes ☆
  • Although a simplistic story, it is refined by the eccentric storytelling.  
  • The characters are wild, energetic, crazy, wacky, and for the most part likable. 
  • The gags are funny and playful. (E.G. The leader of the Space Patrol, Chief Over Justice, humorously arrests Luluco back and forth because she’s innocent and guilty, People flying away and getting blasted by “Awake Justice Gun Morphing”, Midori using the black hole app to get things). 
  • The cross overs are surprising and nostalgic for Trigger fans.  
  • The atmosphere is hectic and frantic.
  • The smooth and rough animation Trigger is known for is consistent throughout the show. 
  • There’s lots of fun and explosive destruction.
  • Character designs have an appealing comic like appearance.  
  • The ending theme song “Pipo Password” by TeddyLoid feat. Bonjour Suzuki is a wonderful, melodic tune.

-Cons

Writing and Directing

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☆ Don’t Worry, Things Don’t Blow Up Twi– ☆
  • The romance between Luluco and Alpha Omega Nova feels forced in.  (E.G. Luluco does not gradually like Super Nova, it just happens and she abruptly depends on him. And he tends to save her from many moments of despair). 
  • The wackiness can get a tad dry and boring.
  • The story begins to be predictable around the third episode.
  • Nothing but the cross overs are surprising. 

 

Score:

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☆ Ahhhh! I love Pipo Password by Teddyloid Feat. Bonjour Suzuki! ☆

✧7.8/10✧ See You Later Space Cowgirl!

Reasons For Dropping:

  • Forced in love interest.
  • Gets tiresome to watch.
  • Becomes predictable.
  • Unsurprising events. 

Here’s the kinda P.V. if you’re interested. Not much of a P.V.

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