It’s no secret. Sakamoto is Cool. Cooler. Coolest. But there is a little more to him than just looking stylish and doing everything the most uncanny way possible. After all, the coolest thing about Sakamoto is that he can bring out the coolness in others.
But of course… this is comedy. So while I continue to explain what I mean by the “coolness in others,” remember that it is still in good fun. And besides, Sakamoto is the kind of guy that makes the girls go wild.
I like talking about the complications, the underlying message, and the overall phenomenology of anime that I watch. But sometimes, I just have to put theory aside and say “this was good,” and leave it at that because I usually don’t. Well this is a series that was included in Ultra Super Anime Time’s first time block, alongside Miss Monochrome and Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life. And unlike those reviews that I had done, I will acknowledge this one as simple and fun.
But let’s be honest: I will also be sharing a brief view of my criticism, to which you can laugh at and say “that’s just dumb!”
//The following story is a Pokemon fan fiction that serves as a spin-off to my original project: Professor Ginkgo Chronicles. The story is told through the eyes of Aurelie and serves to expand on what happened to Shuichi’s friend Nathan after he joined Team Rocket. I haven’t decided if I will continue the story yet. Enjoy the read.
Rating: Young Adult
I need to make this clear before we dive into this review: Comet Lucifer is a fun series to watch. Sure, it still has the mecha feels, poor dialogue, and that one dancing vegetable scene that nobody liked, but that’s all part of its originality.
Like the fallen angel whose name is shared within this anime’s title, Comet Lucifer is very impure, no matter what direction you take to talk about it. The anime is part mecha, part shōnen action, part tragedy, part fantasy, part cute, part futuristic sci-fi, part hallucinogen-induced animation, part environmentalist foreshadowing, and if we consider any of those elements separate from everything else, then of course this series fails in all categories! But from these impurities in everything we know about making categorizing things, I still think that Comet Lucifer has a creative side that makes it worth watching. I mean come on, when will be the next time you see melon pan grenades in a drama series?
Let me tell you about a special region in the Pokemon world, so hidden, that it has yet been developed. It’s called Plato Cave. It was here that a trainer named Socrates grew up along with all of his friends and their pokemon. Their journey always remained in that cave, and they would always do battle inside it, competing over who could be the best. But one day, Socrates wanted to do something else to be the very best.
Against his friends, family, and pokemon’s wishes, Socrates took his first steps out of Plato Cave. To traverse into a pokemon world beyond his imagination. And what he found expanded everything he knew about pokemon. There were more species than the ones found in Plato Cave. There were more trainers to battle. But most of all, his world became much bigger than he had expected.
Excited, the trainer Socrates wanted to go back into Plato Cave to tell his friends what he had found. But alas, he soon regretted his decision… as a swarm of Zubats attacked him and his pokemon unexpectedly.