So I am checking out some of the latest anime shows that are popping up on Hulu. And the latest to be added to the list of tepid streaming offerings is the pedophilierrific Vividred Operation, where underage girls live in a near-future utopia where all of our energy needs have been solved by the miraculous Manifest Engine. And apparently girls are not allowed to wear pants.
Within the first thirty seconds of the first episode, in the very opening scene where the main character is peering off into the bright morning sunset, the camera angle pans down and our optical nerves are assaulted with this little gem:
....Aaaaaand from there, we are off to a veritable parade of shameless butt-shots with junior high girls galavanting around in the sheerest of skin-tight short-shorts, with one shot after another of shiny pre-teen butt crack and tightly outlined pubis mons.
About as shameless as you can get; there's no mistaking that this is an anime series aimed at all the slack-jawed anime fans out there who get their jimmies rustled by lingering shots of animated asses.
Oh, and there's something about some sort of robot or alien thing that is threatening mankind, a crazy grandfather inventor and the girls who are humanity's only hope. But really, it's all about the butt shots. Underage. Butt shots. Lots of them.
In a nutshell, this series appears, in plot and theme, to essentially be Strike Witches, Part Three. And some people wonder why anime fandom cannot be taken more seriously.
Somehow, methinks I won't be following this show very closely. I felt dirty and creepy after finishing the first episode. Instead, I'll be sticking to another recent Hulu addition, Michiko and Hatchin (from 2008), which is Worth the Watching.