Upotte!! really missed the mark for me. ┐(￣ー￣)┌
Haha, what story? Every time it looked like things might actually start getting serious, Upotte does a quick 180 and goes back to being pointless. Despite the show being about “guns”, I was already expcting nothing much to happen when I read the synopsis and saw the art, so you can imagine my excitement when someone actually got shot. A perfect opportunity to insert some shocking development and take the show further, yes? No; instead, the victim gets better, and next episode it’s back to cute girls and facepalm-worthy body part/underwear analogies.
As usual, nothing really stood out in this department. I read a review that said the art is horrible. It’s not that bad; I’ve seen worse. I guess I could attempt to comment on the accuracy of the portrayal of the rifles, but this isn’t a blog about guns and I’m no gun expert.
Well, this certainly was tough to rate. I wouldn’t say that Upotte truly has any “action”, but on the surface it does have gunfights (didn’t see that one coming). It was a nice touch to throw in some strategic thinking instead of just giving us random fight scenes for the heck of it, though.
Ok we get it, the L85 is a terrible weapon. Now can we please have a different joke? For those who said that the comedy in Kore wa Zombie is bad, please direct your attention to Upotte. This is what bad comedy is like.
Overall Rating: 5/10 (Average)
Upotte just barely makes the cut as an “average” show in my book. I’d call it “subpar”, but I reserve that rating for the truly terrible stuff that manages to sneak into the list of what I watch. I don’t know if I would really recommend this show to anyone for any reason aside from the moe/ecchi factor. Still, if you find yourself bored and with absolutely nothing to do, it can’t hurt to pick it up just to kill some time.