October 29, 2002

The Bonus Episode

I've noticed a trend lately with shorter TV shows (the ones around 12-13 episodes long). When they come out on DVD they add in a special 'bonus episode'. In general these episodes have made me wonder why bother. The one in Hand Maid May was enh, the one in Dual was a little bit better but not much.

Today I watched the OAV episode of Onegai Teacher and it was horrible. Everything about the TV series that had first drawn me to the show was gone. The animation was one of the biggest disappointments. It just felt rushed. The original show actually had pretty good production values for a TV show. The story also felt like it didn't really fit the series. The best way I can think to describe it is that it was lacking subtleness. The show itself seemed like it was trying to avoid being what one would expect from a show about a student marrying his hot teacher. And the bonus episode seemed like it was going exactly where the show didn't. Truely a shame IMHO.

(On a good note though. Fruits Basket is out on DVD!)

Posted by snooze at October 29, 2002 04:25 PM


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