Cat Planet Cuties Review, Episode 1: The Cat Who Fell to Earth

A catgirl from outer space  Your average high schooler, and a bevy of girls who serve purpose actually outside the fan service of this show. In fact most, if not all, of the major female humans introduced in the first work for some secret organization that, while they don’t deal specifically in aliens, all have interest when one comes to Earth. Not that anyone wouldn’t be, but it what is a shocking coincidence is that most of them have a connection to the male lead. Weird, huh?

So that’s the basic sum-up of the plot. This show does have a plot, and when it focuses on that, it’s competent if a fairly generic story. I’ve seen things like this before. And like in other shows like it, rather than sticking with the plot and adding something to give this show something special to separate it from other shows like it out there, it gives us T ‘N’ A .

Mercifully not this. And why did I phrase it like that anyway?

Yeah, and a lot of the ass service comes from the alien cat-being. Two of the other female characters are in high school (grade unspecified), and one of them is only a source of fan service during the ending credits.

Now, my main problem with the show is the fan service. But even with that, the girls of the shows are all pretty intelligent and badass. I guess they wanted to boost the show past exploiting the female by making them smart and competent.  But that doesn’t make the exploitation any less gratuitous.

Another issue is, despite the TV-MA rating, there is no blood to be seen. A guy gets impaled, and a title card blocks the violence. People are shot and fall down, but no blood is in them. Maybe they were all drained by a Strigoi. Or they were all Strigoi. Who knows? But anyway, the lack of blood maybe because they don’t want to scare the pervs off, but still want this show to have more than a certain type of action.

Now on to the characters. The male leads name is Kio, and his uncle is Tom Selleck.

 

Kio himself is a pretty average teenager. He is  a nerd or otaku, but that’s barely touched upon.  What is touched upon is the fact that he is modest and sort of gentlemanly towards girls, but he has a porn stash. Like I said, the typical teenage boy. Nothing to make me hate him, but nothing to make him that likeable either. A decent but forgettable character all in all. (Fun Fact: He is such a light weight, he passes out from a single sip of beer.)

He has a friend who lives across the street from him names Manami, a well-endowed girl who is either a bounty hunter or working with the police. She has a ton of weapons and ammunitions. She receives a little fan service, though mostly when mocking Kio for staggering with (what she assumes is) a catgirl cosplayer. But as we find out later, she intends to catch the alien and stuff. It’s not really made clear yet. (Though a quick Google search reveals she wishes to join the CIA.)

They have a teacher who is secretly head of the “Beautiful Contact Department” of Japan, who believe aliens should not look human at all, even after meeting an alien that practically looks human outside of the cat ears and tail. She does not receive any fan service, even though she is an adult. Not that this show NEEDS any more fan service. She’s an okay character. Also, her Windows knockoff operating system can run HAL 9000.

 

And the last human female introduce, Aoi, who is a special agent of the Immigration Bureau of Japan, which apparently is one of the most badass organizations of all time. She can just make guns appear out of nowhere with magic or technology or something. She has a crush on Kio. Seems pretty cool.

Now we get to the catgirl from space, Eris. She really the main provider of fan service, which might be more effective if she didn’t get so much attention in that department. In her non-exploitive moments, she seems pretty intelligent, and doesn’t ask too many question about Earth outside of what the food is called and what the recipe is. All I really have to say on that.

The animation is nothing special. The dub work is very fake sounding, and it’s easy to see the actors standing in booths rather than actually feel the lines are be spoken by characters. And this confuses me, as two characters I didn’t mention are voiced by Chuck Huber and Sonny Strait, two good VAs.  The story, as I stated before, is okay, but doesn’t really stand out.

So, final thoughts: An okay anime with too much fan service. The show is so vanilla and plain, despite the badassery of the girls, and the show is not worth checking out if you do not care for fan service. I see the work gone into this, and nothing outside of the fan service worth bashing repeatedly, but it’s really bland and generic, so not worth watching.

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Glitchy Black Creepypasta (Unknown Author)

So, as I have always been a fan of Pokemon, when Black came out I immediately went to my local Gamestop.

 

Sold out. So I went on eBay to find a used one, hard to find but I got it. This was apparently a ripoff copy, so it barely worked but it was somewhat playable. Until the next week. My level 35 Lillypup, (I don’t evolve that much) started to say “When will you pay attention to me, Zach?” Then this freaked me out. It knew my name. My Pokemon name is ALWAYS Silver. Then I thought maybe thought this was hacked and that this person’s name was Zach. So I let it go. Then then next day, I played it, normal, except I had Unown that spelled ZACH. I went on and thought the same thing. Bad idea. My Pokemon said “Bye Zach!” I looked at my trainer card…

No badges, my signature was gone, everything was gone. I reset and the only profile said “DIEZACH”

 

The worst decison? Clicking “A”.

I am now gone… Not here, in peace, I still don’t know to this day why I clicked the A button. I should of knew. At least it was quick and painless. I was found a week later in my room, With my DS in my hands, I died from suffocation.

 

The Hand

James was a caretaker at a cemetery,
and fairly unhappy with his job. He didn’t find his
pay very satisfactory. He often snuck jewelry
off the did and sold or pawned it. He made
a decent amount, enough to move out of
his shack on the cemetery grounds.

But it was still not enough for him. He still
wanted more, enough to quit his job and live
a little wilder and freer than he currently felt.
And one day, it seemed he caught a break
a rich lady would be buried in the cemetery
soon, and rumor had it she had a fake hand
made out of gold.

And indeed it was. It was a glorious sight to
behold. It didn’t function, but it didn’t have to.
All that mattered is how valuable it would be.
He removed the gems from around the wrist
and melted down the gold, and made a mold
to shape it like a bar. He sold it and picked
up a considerable sum.

That night however, James found himself
unable to sleep. The wind was too loud,
and seemed to be calling out for a hand. He
thought this was just him imagination playing
tricks on him, so he just watched some
television. But then the calling got louder.

“Who has my hand? Whoooooo?
Whooooooooooo?” James was startled by
that. And it kept getting louder. “Go away!
I don’t have your hand!” “Whooooo haaaas
myyyyy haaaaand? Whooooo? Whoooooo?”
James grabbed a pistol he kept for protection,
and then noticed a head coming out of the chimney.

“Gees lady! What do you have such big eyes
for?” James asked as soon as he saw her.
“Tooooo loooooook yooooou thrrrooough
and throoooooouuugh!” “Why do you
have such big teeth for?” “Tooooo griiiind
yooooooooooour booooooones!” “And why
is your remaining had made into a blade?”

At this, the lady jumped out of the chimney and
cut of James arm, leaving him to bleed to death.

Tracks

It is said that years ago,
a school bus stalled
on some train tracks
in Texas. The bus was
struck by the train, and
it’s reported nobody on
the bus servived.

Now it’s said if you leave
your car on the train tracks
in neutral, the car will be
pushed by an invisible
force will push your
car off the tracks.

Years ago, a lineman
was walking late at night
down the tracks, with only
a lantern in hand. He got his
uniform stuck fast in the
tracks. A train
came a long and hit him.

Every anniversary, it is said
you can see his ghostly arm
carrying the lantern,
looking for the rest of his reamains.

The Cemetery Stairs

There are some stairs at the local cemetery that
seem to lead down to nowhere. Nobody knows
where they came from, as nobody would claim
to have put them there, nor did the cemetery
commission them. Investigation attempts often
don’t lead very far down, because after a few
steps, those who go down feel an instantaneous
sense of dread.

Those who go farther down are stricken with
madness, hearing voices and urges to do bad
things. And reports there are those who have
gone further down and gone permanently
mad, believing to hear the tortured screams
of the damned. This has yet to be confirmed,
however.

New Family in Town

Pleasantville was an average town full of normal people.
They didn’t care much for anything abnormal or out of the
ordinary. And they guarded their kids from anything amoral,
so you’d never see a R-rated movie before the 10 o’clock
curfew.

The paranormal, and anything too creepy or fantastic
was a big no-no in the community. So needless to say,
Halloween was not practiced here, and all channels
that broadcast Halloween channels would be blocked
during the season, and not one decoration could be
seen.

That is, before the McCready family moved into town.
They arrived in their large, Victorian style home just
a week before Halloween. And the very first thing
they seemed to do when they got there was decorate
in all the macabre trappings of the shunned holiday.

The kids, Jacob and Anna were picked on  in school
and nobody in town would hire poor Charles or Nicki,
their parents. In fact, people tried to drive them out
of town or just ignore them. But the McCreadys
were unshaken, and in fact seemed happy with
how they were treated.

Halloween night came around, but no trick-or-
treaters filled the streets. But Charles McCready
sat on their porch in an antique rocker with a big
bowl of children, waiting for children to come.
And eventually, one child gathered the courage
and defiance of his parents to go up and hold
out his hands. and say “trick-or-treat.”

And after him, more came, and got candy
from Charles. The night ended and everything
went well. The next day however, the children
of Pleasantville were gone. completely vanished,
along with the McCreadys.