Seibu Tetsudou Ekiin Tako-chan Episode 1
What this is about: Watching all of the anime shows so you don’t have to! — I’m taking a look at the first episode of every show from the Spring 2011 anime season that has been subtitled, and giving it a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. For more information about me and my reviews, click here.
Series Premise: Seibu Tetsudou Ekiin Tako-chan, or “Seibu Railways Worker Tako”, is a series of short web animations produced by Seibu Railways, the first episode debuting in April 2011. The episodes follow the humorous adventures of a neophyte railway worker named Tako.
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ep. tl;dr review: Tako gets flustered first day on the job; One joke cheap animation the end.
Episode Summary: It’s the first day on the job for a cheerful new worker at Seibu Railways, a train company that operates lines in Shinjuku and Ikebukuro. As he is shoving people into the car like sardines, he is confronted with a “well-rounded” woman and doesn’t know what to do, and ends up being crushed inside the car with her. As his boss wonders where he went, he calls up to explain his misfortune, much to his shame.
My Reaction: Hooray for ultra-obscure anime that is only being subtitled by a quirky, fringe Russian group! Not that there is really any existing demand for this sort of stuff, but it is always interesting to see the unusual and non-popular stuff that rarely makes it to America. This is just a three-minute-long animated short produced by the company as sort of a way to promote the railway line.
The animation and artwork is really basic and crappy, it’s just one stupid joke, simply a diversion for people visiting the corporate website, I guess. But it’s not like that’s any excuse to do a half-assed low-end job.
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- A Sampling of the Blog-Roll of Reviews:
- Nope, not a single review or mention I could find!
SPRING 2011 ROUND ONE RESULTS!
- First Episodes from the Spring 2011 Season receiving a thumbs-up: Steins;Gate, Deadman Wonderland, Hanasaku Iroha, Dog Days, Moshidora, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai, Tiger and Bunny, Fireball Charming, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, A Channel, Sengoku Otome: Time Paradox, Nichijou, Yondemasu-yo Azazel-san, C – The Money of Soul and Possibility Control, X-Men, Blue Exorcist, Kaiji Season 2, Hyouge Mono, Showa Monogatari
- First Episodes from the Spring 2011 Season receiving a thumbs-down: Sket Dance, Softenni, Happy Kappi, Astarotte’s Toy, Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera, Inazuma Eleven Go, Hidan no Aria, Suzy’s Zoo Daisuki Witzy, Seikon no Qwaser Season 2, The World God Only Knows Season 2, Toriko, Maria Holic Alive, 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku, Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream, Fairy Tail OVA, Plastic Nee-san, Yu-Gi-Oh: Zexal, Nana to Kaoru OVA, Shukufuku no Campanella OVA, Gintama, Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabou, Hen Zemi, Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi, Honto ni Atta Reibai Sensei, Senjou no Valkyria 3, Seitokai Yakuindomo OVA, Amagami SS OVA, Katte ni Kaizou, Digimon Xros Wars Season 2, Seibu Tetsudou Ekiin Tako-chan
- Coming up next (in this order – 50 down, 6 to go!): Highschool of the Dead OVA, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt OVA, Detective Conan OVA 11, Kung Fu Cooking Girls, Appleseed XIII, Asobi ni Iku yo OVA