We all got into anime because of the unique stories and scenarios offered by the medium. Still, moments of originality become harder to come across the more anime one watches. I just came across one of these moments of originality while watching Heavy Object of all things. This is the series that nearly drove iblessall mad with how ridiculous it was. The first five episodes are terrible, and the fanservice often becomes uncomfortable. Why did I stick with it beyond those first five episodes of stupidity? I liked the man vs. machine and buddy soldiers facets of the story, and it certainly made me laugh as it provided a good dose of action.
The fun factor counts as the most important reason behind me never actually dropping the anime. (My watching of it has frequently stalled.) Last night, my decision to continue watching the show felt completely vindicated when I turned to a friend and said:
Our heroes and a team of cat-girl maid mercenaries must now destroy seven weapons of mass destruction to save a city from certain destruction.
My friend’s jaw dropped. The appearance of the “Battlefield Cleaning Service” was completely absurd, yet completely original. Well, maybe not completely original, but maid mercenaries are rare enough not to be trite. And then, adding that our pair of picaresque heroes can only enlist the help of maid mercenaries at their moment of greatest need is perfect. For all of Heavy Object‘s faults, it was well worth sticking through it for that one moment.
Have my dear readers come across a similar moment in their anime watching of late?