All the men look like women. I know this is an often repeated line about bishounen but come on! While the men in Uraboku might have been the biggest load of pansies ever to walk the face of the earth, at least they still sorta resembled men. In Togainu no Chi, there is no ambiguity. These are women. They just happen to have really low voices. Togainu no Chi is actually a yuri anime. Time to watch DFC women duke it out and make vaguely sexual passes at each other.
I’m going to compare Togainu no Chi to Star Driver in their methods of entertainment. Star Driver is totally ridiculous but knows it and clearly doens’t take itself seriously. Togainu no Chi is ridiculous but takes itself totally seriously. Admittedly most of my laughter came from the womanly men. It got to the point that when even the women appeared I found myself thinking “oh look, another extremely girly man” and only discovered the truth when she opened her mouth. The guy at the end with the cape took all the plaudits though. He had sequins on his leather pants for crying out loud!
The animation is the worst I’ve seen since I started watching anime weekly. At least I think it is. I’m going back over all my first impression posts for the past two years to see if I can find something worse. Well, there was Akikan but I never watched that. Cobra was better animated than this. So was Book of Bantorra. So was Asura Cryin’. Yup, worst animation I have seen in the past 2 years. In an anime that’s evidently going to spend a lot of time on fighting, that’s not exactly a good thing.
Togainu no Chi does have something over Star Driver though, and it’s probably the most important aspect too. For all Star Driver’s fancy animation and fabulous everything, Togainu no Chi actually had an interesting story. Street fighter dude gets framed by the police who did it to use him to take down the drug lords in that extremely dangerous part of town. And for all the laughing I do at this shows animation, that scene where he walked through the destroyed city towards his mission with the creepy BGM was really well done. It was like it was lifted straight out of an early 90’s post apocalyptic OVA.