Level E: Complete Series
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Do you love a good prank? Does your sense of humor border on sadistic? Then you'll love Level E, a hilariously twisted new series from the creator of Yu Yu Hakusho and Hunter X Hunter that's unlike anything you ve ever seen!
This extraterrestrial adventure follows the alien genius, Prince Baka (masterfully portrayed by anime legend Vic Mignogna) as he turns life on Earth into his own personal laugh track. The Prince has the biggest brain in the galaxy, and he's also a sadistic prankster who loves to make humans squirm. Anime fans will fall hard for this nostalgic, ''undeniably clever'' series that spoofs the television shows, video games, and superheroes they loved as kids. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll remember that thing you did that was super mean - but also super hilarious. (Don't worry, you won't get grounded.) So yeah, Level E. The alien invasion has begun. Prepare to die - laughing.
Based on a manga by Yoshihiro Togashi, the creator of the popular Hunter X Hunter and Yu Yu Hakusho, Level E (2011) offers a twist on the alien refugee genre. Things are looking up for Yukitaka Tsutsui: he's left Tokyo to star on Kisaragi High's baseball team (which has a good shot at the Koshien Tournament), and pretty Miho lives next door to his apartment. When a spaceship crashes nearby, Yukitaka discovers not a subservient kawaii (ultra-cute) girl in his apartment, but a nutty man with long blond hair. Prince Baka of the planet Dogra delights in tormenting other people, including Yukitaka, his long-suffering bodyguards, and a group of schoolchildren he kidnaps to enact an inane spoof of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Level E misfires in several ways: stories start and stop arbitrarily; characters disappear for several episodes, only to reappear inexplicably. The tone shifts erratically, not only between stories, but within them. However, the biggest problem is Baka himself: his name means "fool" in Japanese, and it's an apt one. He's a singularly unlikable character who abuses and taunts everyone around him. At the beginning of each episode, the narrator portentously announces that countless aliens live in disguise on Earth. If that's true, all of them are probably more appealing than Prince Baka. (Rated TV 14: violence, violence against women, grotesque imagery, brief nudity, risqué humor, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
(1. An Alien on the Planet, 2. Run After the Man, 3. Risky Game, 4. From the Darkness, 5. Here Come Color Rangers!! 6. Dancing in the Trap!! 7. Game Over…!? 8. You're My Darling! 9. Love Me Tender, 10. Boy Meets Girl, 11. Field of Dreams! 12. Half Moon...! 13. Full Moon...!)
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- Comments: Hilarious anime. Nice and inexpensive. Interesting coexistence between alien species and humans.One of the main characters, Baka, is a huge troll. Very fun watching him mess with others, whether intentional or accidental. He's just a born/natural troll. I wonder if you can become a certified troll.
- Features: English and Japanese audio with English subtitles. Contains 13 episodes on 2 Blu-rays, and 13 on 2 DVDs with a run-time of about 5 hours. Rated TV-14 for some language and suggestive scenes.
- Conclusions: If you want to relax and have some laughs with an old-school-like anime, go ahead and give this one a try. Great to enjoy with friends too. This anime is a nice break from most animes that are out there. I guess you really can't beat a classic. There's just some nostalgia to them that make them very enticing. As well, as being refreshing, which adds to the entertainment factor.
- Recommendations: Samurai Flamenco, Binbougami ga!, Ina to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou, D-Frag, Shomin Sample, Prison School, and The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior.
It was kinda like it did a 180.
There are some humorous aspect to it and I kinda learned not to take the show seriously especially considering that the show is aware of it's own humor and kinda poking fun at itself in some aspects.
Overall I guess it's different enough that I would say I'm glad I watched just for the experience of something different than same old stuff.