I've been watching this lately, and the first 22-odd episodes were fantastic. Everything just clicks to well, which in turn, makes for one of the best comedy anime of all time.
Then for whatever reason, they decide to scrap the "2 stories per episode" formula, and the show goes to shit. It's so painfully obvious they're trying to stretch episodes out to fill the run time, and as a result, the comedic timing and flow is so horribly off it hurts. With two stories per episode, the show could maintain a fast, snappy pace, which complemented the absurdest humor perfectly.
Please tell me it gets better.
I prefer the manga, and from what you said it sounds like you would too, but it does actually get better.
Some of the comedic timing is improved with the new format, like in the arc where the guys scheme to grab Ryuunosuke's breats during a game of rugby. The build-up to it and the resolve on everyone's faces is just incredible.
The general consensus is that the show gets better after it ditches the 2 stories per episode formula. Honestly you're the first person I've seen who complains about that. It gets much better, especially around the time Ran is introduced.
>especially around the time Ran is introduced
>That whole copy-darling episode
The transition occurred from episodes 24 to 25.
24 is the Earmuffs Episode, which is fantastic. 25 is the episode with the caterpillar that turns into a fairy, which was fucking abysmal, and the point where they permanently scrapped the 2-story formula.
Watch those two episodes again and just try to tell me it got better. Watch episodes 26-29 too and notice how awkward the comedic timing is.
Ran got introduced well-before the transition.
While I generally prefer manga to anime, I highly highly doubt I would in UY.
I fucking love the voicework; the seiyuus did a brilliant job of bringing personality to the characters. On top of that, I love the cheesy outdated music, and the animation is actually quite good.
My problem has nothing to do with the format; it's the transition from episode 24 to 25. There's such a huge dip in quality it's scary.
Nah, you're not catching me on this one. It was such a terrible episode. So many scenes unnecessarily dragged on and on, and the pacing was extremely awkward. I'm not criticizing the writing or the idea or anything, but it would've been far better off as a 10 minute episode.
What does that have to do with anything? Am I only allowed to critique Oshii episodes?
Episodes 25-29 have all suffered the same problems, and are an enormous step down in quality to the preceding episodes.
Did you miss the "Please tell me it gets better" part? Did you fail to understand I was only critiquing a certain portion and not the whole show?
Does your fanboy rage blind you this much?
All I'm saying are episodes 25-29 are garbage, and it seems your too retarded to argue otherwise.