(Originally published on Livejournal on 11/5/10)
MonHun Diary: Felyne Village in Danger: Felynes in a Pinch Episodes 1-3
What this is about: I made the promise that I would review every new subtitled anime show (excluding blatant yaoi and/or porn) released during the Spring and Summer 2010 seasons, so now I am going back to review a handful of shows that I missed over the past few months for one reason or another. This time around, it’s MonHun Diary: Felynes Village in Danger: Felynes in a Pinch, a series of ten web-based three-minute shorts (plus one minute of the characters all singing nyaa-nyaa-nyaa) to promote the release of a new Monster Hunters video game. First episode came out on August 5th. Because the episodes are so short, I previewed the first three together.
tl;dr review: Water-headed cartoon cats go on video-game quests; Trouble ensues based on their own stupidity, and they always fail.
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Episode 1-3 Summary: A mewscaster and color commentator report on the exploits of a ragtag group of five cats from the Felyne Village — each time the group is in trouble during a quest, and report on what to do to get out of danger. In the first quest, they have stolen a dragon’s egg and are trying to run to safety. In the second quest, they are trying to reel in a huge fish. In the third quest, they are trying to save a Felyne hanging on the edge of the cliff. Each time, they have comical reactions that ultimately lead to the quest’s failure.
My Thoughts: Well, they’re just three-minute shorts, and it’s just promotional videos at that. Not exactly a series, no plot to speak of, just some quick jokes. I am totally unfamiliar with the Monster Hunter video game, so if there are any in-jokes they totally went over my head. Moreover, the jokes themselves are not particularly funny, nor particularly terrible either. Just sort of…there. I would say that if you’re a fan of the video game already, then yeah, go ahead and watch this. But otherwise, give it a pass.
The Verdict: – Quest Failed!
For more info:
MonHun Diary: Poka Poka Village Game: http://monsterhunter.wikia.com/wiki/MH_Diary:_Poka_Poka_Airu_Village
MonHun Diary Anime info: http://monsterhunter.wikia.com/wiki/MH_Diary:_Giri_Giri_Airu_Village
Teaser commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT2gZKLFaMM
Up Next for Spring and Summer 2010 shows: Armored Trooper Votoms: Phantom Arc (1), Hen Zemi (OVA), ToHeart2: adNext (OVA), Kaichou wa Maid-sama (25-26), Occult Academy (13), Legend of Legendary Heroes (13-15), Agriculture Angel Baraki (1), Super Street Fighter IV (OVA), Bungaku Shoujo (Movie)