In late December, 2012 a Christmas present arrived for all Classy anime fans in the form of a five minute OVA: Angelic White Magical Girls. In five minutes we are treated to a setup, a story, an action scene, and a cliffhanger. While the ability to tell a story in such a short time is a feat in itself, it is the story told that is interesting. This is a story of exposure. Continue reading
Looked at normally, Eiken is much like a fever dream, or a nightmare, or some kind of demon-induced hallucination. The horrific glory of the show can hardly be matched. So why blog about it on Classy? While we plan to define exactly what a “classy” anime is, for now let me posit this definition: A classy anime is one which has its true value hidden beneath a face of mediocrity or even “badness.” Queen’s Blade: Rebellion was hidden underneath a mask of misogyny and sexism (ironic, considering its true substance) and Horizon is surrounded by a seemingly impenetrable fog of incomprehensible plot and backstory. Eiken is much the same. Practically a horror show on the surface, this 2 episode OVA series only reveals its true colors when looked at as a cutting satire on our current sex obsessed culture.