Monday, 26 October 2015

Boobs X (Triage X review)

Opening Songs
OP 1 - Triage (Saeko Zōgō ft. Nagareda Project)

Ending Songs
ED 1 - Soleil More (Kazutomi)

Genre: Action

Episodes: 12

Widely considered to be one of the worst animes of last season, I can see "Triage X" getting a lot of flag for its heavy fan service based roots. But...come on, it was by the same dude who made "High School Of The Dead", one hell of a fan service fest that received a lot of love and hate at the same time. With that in mind, its only expected for "Triage X" to thread across those lines. Its a mixture of action and fan makes it VERY clear to which types of audiences it wants to appeal to. Now that that's out of the way, "Triage X" actually isn't a bad show. Its quite entertaining, there are cool segments, the fan service, while some of it might be in bad taste, IS pretty good. What it lacks for in a good story and character development, it makes up for it in explosive action scenes and very bold fan service scenes. Say what you will, I didn't think "Triage X" was THAT bad of a show, it just depends on how you look at it.

I don't know about you but those are some MASSIVE jugs.

The opening theme is "Triage" by Saeko Zogo, featuring Nagareda Project as well. I don't know if it was to be expected or not, but it gives off an extremely similar vibe to the HOTD opening, "HOTD". In a way, its very powerful and impactful as an opening, which is somewhat expected for an anime like this. The ending theme, "Soleil More" by Kazutomi, is also a powerful rock song, though its somewhat weaker than the opening theme.

Rating: 7.0/10

"Triage X" is not entirely horrible, at least not in my eyes. Its at least more entertaining than some of the utterly borish or ridiculous shows that I've seen in recent times ("Blade And Soul", "Nobunaga The Fool", "Kancolle"). While "Triage X" takes fan service to the high levels, it actually does quite a few things right. Character archetypes are established instantly, and while there isn't much in terms of backstory or development, its enough to keep the show running with its rather minimal character cast, so there's that, its not too ambitious on that front at least. And to say the least...a good deal of these characters actually DO strike as interesting...minus the main character and main heroine. Action scenes are mostly well done, and there are plenty of story arcs that are quite intense. Its only unfortunate that with the short 10 episodes that we have here only leaves a lot more to be desired, because this is NOT a complete story.

Its time to crash the party while looking all badass and shit.

Arashi is your typical high school student on the outside with a dark secret that he keeps from everyone else. Sure, he's a little doozy at school, he misses classes so often to the point that its a regularity, and he needs to have his classmate take notes for him all the time. Little do they know though, that Arashi actually works for a top secret hit man organization known as "Black Label". To most others, they disguise themselves as a regular hospital, but deep down, the root of the organization is owned by a bunch of higher ups. "Black Label" tasks themselves with killing the tumors of society, scumbags of the Earth that are untouchable by the law.  They commit all sorts of crime and douche-bagery, but because of their high social status within the society, they can always work their ways around lawsuits and arrests from the police. This is where "Black Label" comes in, to kill and bring judgement to these scum. Arashi is part of the 6 man squad that terrorizes these Evildoers.

"Triage X" brings some good ideas to the table that could easily be expanded upon. It shows potential during the few moments where it shines best, and the fan service is there for those who enjoy it. Its a good side project...but I'm waiting for that new "HOTD" chapter. Anytime now.