I think every season deserves a show (or two) that doesn’t take itself at all seriously, but still happens to be quite a bit of fun to watch, and after the first two episodes, I’m prepared to call this particular series as falling firmly within that bracket.
So, what’s the story? Well, a group of heinous other-dimensionly (is that even a word? If not – I’m taking it) beings have decided the want to rob the Earth of it’s love of the ever cutesy twin-tail phenomenon. And so they attack, prepared to kidnap girls and steal their love of twin-tails from them.
This poses a huge problem for our main protagonist – Souji – who happens to be one of those guys who believes that twin-tails are a thing, and can even classify girls based on their exact style. A true twin-tail connoisseur, in other words.
Enter another mysterious character, which offers him the power to protect twin-tails … and he obviously leaps at the chance. Until he finds out that transforming into a protector of all twin-tails turns him into this:
What makes this series so delightful, though, is that it seems to be pretty determined not to take itself seriously – and I suspect – taking a pretty decent poke at some of those sentai series … after all, we already have our Red Ranger … errr … Tail Red, rather, and I’m pretty sure Blue and Yellow will be joining in due course.
And the enemy is rather silly in their own way – this includes their names, which follow the relatively simple formula, they they talk without moving their mouths, and they’re the boss characters of each fight, surrounded by faceless minions. They’re after all the twin-tails, but each has a rather unique fetish in addition to that (maids, lolis … you name it).
The animation is never going to be a major talking-point, and the character designs are somewhat generic (unless you yourself are a twin-tail aficionado), but overall the presentation looks pretty decent.
This particular series is great if you’re in the mood for some lighthearted fun. As I said earlier, it doesn’t take itself seriously, and neither should you. The sheer ridiculousness of the plot, along with the rather far-fetched events that accompany it, is a ripe playground for a bundle of laughs. If you expect any level of seriousness, or anything that makes sense at all, you’ll largely be disappointed.
Recommended for the fun-loving, not recommended for the anime-hipsters or those bemoaning the state of the anime industry.
I’ll end this off with a couple of extra screenshots from the first episode: