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Gifuu Doudou episode 1 – BUTTS

[HorribleSubs] Gifuu Doudou!! Kanetsugu to Keiji - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.16_[2013.07.03_05.03.45]See Shinmaru, two can play at this game.

New season and I could choose between Dog and Scissors, Sunday Without God and Gifuu Doodoo to cover for my opening first impressions post. I went for Gifuu Poopoo mostly because it is the easiest one to make fun of. Truly I am a shining example of anime blogger professionalism.

Gifuu Dodou - 01 -1The episode starts with a party at the house of a man with a golf ball lodged in his skull. I would assume a party like that would be a bit of a downer since I’m sure this poor man doesn’t have long to live with the ball pushing against his skull like that, but I guess they were treating it more like an Irish Wake where everyone just gets happily drunk, except here the dead man is still around. Then a man who you know is a main character because his neck is larger than his head stands up and tries to chop down the house with an axe. This threatens to disrupt the entire party until another man, who we also know is a main character because he too has a neck bigger than his head, stands up and comes up with some bullshit excuse why the other man with the impossibly thick neck tried to demolish the man’s house. Something to do with teaching him a lesson about how everything will eventually lose its value because now that the axe man has damaged the wood, the wood will start to rot easier and threaten the structural integrity of the whole house.

Not a particularly useful lesson to the man with the golf ball lodged in his brain. I’m sure he had planned to give the house to his children in his will and they would sell it off, but now the children are left with nothing and will live a life of abject poverty thanks to this doofus and his axe. However the other party members were so impressed by this message that they too went out and told all their friends to bury their axes in their own house walls. This damaged the houses all across Kyoto, causing them all to collapse 10 years later and is the main cause of the infamous housing market collapse of the late Sengoku Era.

Gifuu Dodou - 01 -13[2]Then some mystical voice informs us that to be beautiful we need to dress up as a sheep or something, and then we transition to some other men with massive necks who may or may not be the same characters we met earlier. The character designs have the same problem as moeblobs from something like Love Live in that, hairdo aside, they all have the same character designs so I can’t tell who’s who. This is exasperated when one of the characters has his head shaved in one scene and a full head of hair in the next, which was my only way of knowing it was him. The animation is also pretty bad. Comparisons to Jojo are inevitable since Jojo’s had giant necks too, but Jojo’s got by its bad animation through colour and enthusiasm. Gifuu Pile-of-Poo is going for a more laid-back tone, which translates to boring scene composition as muscled men ignore prostitutes in order to stare lovingly into each other’s eyes.

Back to the story, a bunch of minor characters don’t get to ride a horse because the can’t crush coconuts between their biceps. The man riding the horse, who may or may not be the same character from earlier, dismounts and goes into a brothel in order to watch another muscled man play the shamisen. He was going to meet this man because some women were going to get into a catfight in a kitchen and he was hired to make sure they didn’t ruin the kitchen so bad (no seriously, that’s exactly it) but instead spent his time listening to the music while the two of them continuously farted a dark red gas.

vlcsnap-2013-07-03-16h32m07s84Then a bunch of swordmen kicked down the door yelling rawr and were all killed by the mysterious gas they were farting. Honestly, some of the extreme manliness the episode had was amusing. The closer it got to being Jojo’s the better it became, but for the most part it was silly and slow and badly made and giant necks.

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19 Comments

  1. gedata
    Posted July 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Worst Samurai anime since Musashi Gundou.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 3, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

      Implying Gundoh Musashi is bad

    • Inushinde
      Posted July 4, 2013 at 5:21 am | Permalink

      When you hold Musashi Gundoh as a benchmark for the genre, everything’s going to come up short by comparison.

  2. Posted July 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    The comparisons to Jojo are correct, since it is based on a manga series by the author of Fist of the North Star, which partially inspired Jojo. Which is why Keiji and Kanetsugu both look the same – every main character by Hara looks like Kenshiro. Seriously, go check out Cyber Blue.
    I was waiting for this because I am a fan of Keiji manga (and various Keijis in popculture inspired by him, like the ones in Samurai Warriors and Sengoku Basara) and it is better than I was expecting. Mainly because I thought it would be awful.
    It saddens me that it is another manly series with nearly nonexistent budget. And just as fans of Jojo are expecting David to earn money to have actual animation in Stardust Crusaders, I dream of Hana to Keiji anime without QUALITY.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 3, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

      I tend not to be a fan of Sengoku era stuff. I thought the manly Jojo style fabulous might get through that, but I guess not.

      I should watch Fist of the North Star one day

      • Posted July 3, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

        I am a fan of historical figures of Sengoku, so I eagerly swallow most of Sengoku-related stuff, but it sometimes throws me off as well, like with Sengoku Paradise. The only complaint I have is that other interesting periods aren’t getting as much love, like UtaKoi is the only Heian anime I can think of.
        That aside, I can completely understand when people are not thrilled with another repetition of how Hideyoshi Toyotomi is similar to a monkey and Nobunaga is, well, Nobunaga. But I am, even when something is really heavily veiled like Hideyoshi from Baka to Testo.

        You should READ Fist of the North Star.

      • Alt nadgers
        Posted July 3, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

        Don’t forget Fist of the blue sky!

  3. qq
    Posted July 3, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    >shamisen

    <.<

    • Scamp
      Posted July 3, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

      Banjo then

  4. Canary Paint
    Posted July 3, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    I was thinking I wanted to watch this as I read simply to confirm rather this commentary is some kind of parody I don’t understand, but I am almost certain now that these things described really happened. That’s incredible.

  5. NANA
    Posted July 3, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Sunday Without God manga isn’t that bad actually. It has a very nice art style but it is also more dark than it sounds. The animation in the episode though is crap compared to the manga art style.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 3, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

      Whut? I’ve seen both and the manga art style is basically the exact same.

    • Posted July 4, 2013 at 8:25 am | Permalink

      Duh, what we watched is a ripped video stream from NicoNico Douga, of course it’s shit. The HD version has yet to be aired.

  6. aethelwulf
    Posted July 3, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Golfball-head-man also needs to worry about having an mouth as wide as his face. That’s probably where the golfball got in in the first place.
    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to spend the rest of the season shipping the mystical blue tiger x the biwa that the big beefy dude with the pigtail-ponytail played.

  7. Cirith
    Posted July 4, 2013 at 1:27 am | Permalink

    Is it just me or are all unimportant person dwarves?

    • kek
      Posted July 4, 2013 at 7:15 am | Permalink

      That’s just how Tetsuo Hara rolls.

  8. Seppuku33
    Posted July 4, 2013 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    Though watching this seemingly generic Manime is unlikely, you had me laughing the whole post. Thank you.

  9. kek
    Posted July 4, 2013 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    When Keiji embedded the hatchet into the pillar, it was to teach the owner a lesson in humility. Kanetsugu elaborated by explaining that illusions of grandeur would only lead to his ruin. The mark in the wall serves as a reminder that his establishment will never be grander than it was today, so don’t become arrogant.

    Scamp clearly can’t into deep 日本 philosophy.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

      And my point that it wouldn’t have led to his ruin if some twat hadn’t buried an axe in the wall

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