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Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu. – 01

OP Sequence

OP: 「ギミー!レボリューション」 (Gimme! Revolution) by 内田真礼 (Uchida Maaya)

「地球はツインテールの星」 (Chikyuu wa Tsuinte-ru no Hoshi)
“Earth is a Twin-tail World”

To watch, or not to watch—that is the question
Whether ’tis easier on my wits to skip
The farce and foils of outrageous anime
Or to take pen against its absurd premise,
And with words legitimise. To write: to blog
One more; to write intros for shows that start
With a male lead rating female classmates by
Specific hairdo; no character has he
Save his rabid fetish. To write, to blog;
To blog; perchance it’s good: ay, there’s the rub;
For the more I write the more I realise that
In this enlightened age of ours we need
Enlightened fare. Thus Twintails is
The ecchi we need but do not deserve;
It elevates the modern woman from just
A pair of mammaries, or ovaries
To a pair of tied plaits, such flattery
That transcends base male vices and desires.
Though the script be vapid and cast generic,
When styled hair can complete perfection make,
Who needs dialogue? Do not even men
Wish in their hearts to be the little girl
(But still retain their phallic weaponry),
Straying into creepy territory
Yet paying it no mind, as the bad guy
Is creepier still and can be beaten
With shiny arrays of visual effects?
Thus please consult your conscience not at all
Ignore inconsistencies with force fields
And little self-subverting hints of shame.
No cause will move a nation quite like hair
If you take refuge in audacity.
Forget sensibilities and enjoy
Your Kamen Rider with a twist of weird.
Just avoid public office! If so, these sins
Need never be remember’d


Full-length images: 23, ED 02, ED 03.


ED Sequence

ED: 「ツインテール・ドリーマー!」 (Twin-tail Dreamer!) by 上坂すみれ, 相坂優歌, 赤﨑千夏 (Uesaka Sumire, Aisaka Yuuka, Akasaki Chinatsu)


October 11, 2014 at 8:21 am
  • October 11, 2014 at 8:29 amChloesong

    Ahahahaha :’D
    I came here because of the tag line, RC watching anime so you don’t have to.
    I felt the poem was familiar, and finally recognized it at “ay there’s the rub”. Hilarious :3

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:30 amveriviette


    Passerby are you even kidding me right now

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:32 ambakumon

    so the guy turned into a twin tailed chick…I am outa here!!

    • October 11, 2014 at 8:41 amkouchan

      Gender bending transformations? Reminds me of Kämpfer.

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:37 amKami

    Is it just me, or…


    Was anyone else reminded of those two from another anime, with different eye-colors? That was the first thing I noticed when I saw this.

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:38 amRick Anime

    I always thought that show looked bad. Thank you for confirming

    • October 11, 2014 at 7:38 pmSilver

      Everyone should not down vote this person. The reason is that thanks to everyone, he/she was able to confirm that the show is bad. What we don’t know is whether he/she is enjoying the hell out of it but is too embarrassed to admit because he/she never said what they did after confirming it was bad.

      Admit it Rick Anime. You love it. You can’t reject this:

      • October 11, 2014 at 8:30 pmRick Anime

        Hehe. Just finished watching it.

        Has all the generic anime qualities:
        high school
        fan service
        Main character is afraid of women
        Main character is a Nerd

        Pretty cool hook though with the twin tails and it seemed humorous. Not sure if I will watch it

      • October 11, 2014 at 8:52 pmMincemaker

        The main character is a pervert…for twintails.
        He is afraid of girls with massive boobs but would reconsider if she would wear twintails.
        He isn’t a nerd if he doesn’t spend all day with the books. He does indulge in martial arts, but his true passion is twintails.

    • October 11, 2014 at 9:02 pmRick Anime

      Oh I forgot to add that the main character can turn into a loli.

      It was funny tho

      Oh I meant to say like 95% of anime, the girls in the show feel the need to call the main character a Pervert (even tho he isn’t). He just has a fetish for twin tails.

      • October 11, 2014 at 9:08 pmWanderer

        A person who is that obsessed over a single feature of girls, who constantly stares at it, thinks about it, talks about it, and wants to get his hands on it, and can only identify girls due to it, would be called a pervert in real life too.

        By the way, the word “fetish” in and of itself in this context indicates a sexual-based obsession, so saying “he just has a fetish for twintails” doesn’t help your “he’s not a pervert” case.

      • October 12, 2014 at 2:16 amRick Anime

        Oh whether he’s actually a pervert or not is not important but rather the girls already called him a pervert (like tons of other anime). Usually that’s a good sign for me to bounce right off the bat.

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:41 amzeroyuki92

    I am the bone of hair fetish
    Tsundere is my trope and Loli is my charm
    I have created over a thousand characters
    Unknown to stale, Nor known to cliche
    Have withstood pain to hold many critiques
    Yet, those fans will never stop admiring
    So as I pray, unlimited twintail works.

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:47 amKirigiri

    Even though this show is completely fucked up and so retarded, I still enjoyed it to the fullest that I picked it up just for the sake of my enjoyment.


    And all I can say about the main lead is that “just shut up and take my stuff toy”.

    • October 11, 2014 at 11:48 pmBroxis

      Same. All of these people dismissing this show just because of the randomc post without even watching it are missing out on a potentially fun show. As long as you completely shut down your mind and just roll it the crazy this show is plenty of fun.

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:47 amkerfirou

    Hahahah, somehow the poem really fit this anime.

    But damn, this show really take the motto “don’t take this seriously” and tune it up to eleven.

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:49 amCarVac

    I thought it was hilarious.

    I’m giving it the 3-episode rule; if it peters out then I might drop it.

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:51 amdanes256

    well i always watch an anime if i find it enjoyable no matter whatever problem it has, and i find oretwi to be enjoyable, so i’ll be following it for now even though i know the plot is very absurd, plus i love the OP by uchida maaya

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:51 amMistic

    I had to check if this show would be as absurd as the sinopsis said. Oh, yeah, it is. And not the good Monty Python absurd, I’m afraid. You can’t play straight that aliens-want-our-twintails plot and survive.

    Still, the poem was a very interesting experiment. Good idea for the review.

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:53 ambassgs435

    this show is just dumb fun and I love it.
    that lizardman is my hero
    and the MC here is achieving stuff I can only dream about.
    this show is gonna be awesome

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:58 amWanderer

    In point of fact, this show is hilariously ridiculous. It takes its stupid concept sufficiently over-the-top that one kind of accepts the whole thing as being awesome. Particularly since it is obviously completely self-aware: it knows just how ludicrous the whole thing is, but it decides to have the main character and the aliens take the whole thing seriously anyway.

    So far, it seems this is a magnificent parody. While I wouldn’t expect it to be reviewed, it shouldn’t be dismissed.

  • October 11, 2014 at 9:01 amcutemi2

    Blog this, Blog That, all hail the twintails, except more traps since Ranma 1/2, Kampfer & this.

  • October 11, 2014 at 9:15 amTranquin

    Somehow I ended up liking it way more than I should have

  • October 11, 2014 at 9:22 amLonghaul

    delicious gradient hair

  • October 11, 2014 at 9:23 amQuikbeam

    I have to say, i loved the show, i thought it was incredibly funny. If they can keep that going the rest of the season ill be happy. I went from having virtually no interest in it, to really looking forth to next week’s episode.

    The entire premise is so absurd that it makes it great. Its a show you can simply have fun with and just enjoy watching it for what it is.

  • October 11, 2014 at 9:26 amHochmeister

    This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I’ve seen all year…

    And I loved every second of it.

  • October 11, 2014 at 9:33 amKuuMA

    best blog post i’ve ever read on RC

  • October 11, 2014 at 9:42 ams_w

    This is definitely the absolute stupidest thing I’ve seen in quite a while, and I absolutely loved it. It makes no apologies, does not even *try* to be deep, and it’s chock FULL of creepy people I would never want to meet in real life. There is no pretense here, no deep plot. Dumb heroes, dumb villains, and lots of twintails.

    Be a 10 or be a 0. Don’t be a 5. So far, so good. :D

  • October 11, 2014 at 9:58 amDorian

    Dammit Passerby. I have to clean my 42 inch monitor off from all the coffee I just spewed the moment I realized you had done up a thing. What thing I’m referring to? You know.

    Then a second time when I realized it was Hamlet.

    Then a third time when I realized it was good.

    You owe me a cup of coffee. Also some tissues from cleaning up the mess.

  • October 11, 2014 at 10:03 amDvalinn

    This poem was a lot more amusing than the show itself.

    11/10 would read again.

  • October 11, 2014 at 10:20 amDafuq


  • October 11, 2014 at 10:59 amStilts

    Stilts: Good luck. I look forward to your post
    Passerby: No pressure, right?
    Passerby: Don’t blame me if I parody shakespeare
    Stilts: I look forward to it!

    I wanted you to do it, but wasn’t sure you would. It turned out even better than I expected! XD

    See why we hired this guy, everyone? Priceless!

    (P.S. The show was $@#& ridiculous, but then again, I was drunk while I watched it. Not sure if that helped or not.)

    • October 11, 2014 at 11:49 amMistic

      Definitely a good idea :)

      I think the series needed something more to be ridiculously awesome. Maybe more in-universe self-awareness and/or lampshade hanging would have made it more palatable for me (not to mention that plot-hole of the force field). It still might happen, I don’t know. Does this come from a manga or a VN?

    • October 11, 2014 at 12:45 pmhaseo0408

      This comes from a light novel and I´m pretty sure the author was drunk and when he wrote th story I think it was a good idea to have 10 or 12 beers while watching this, still it was ridiculously awesome and I watched sober… during most of the episode.

      Was I the only one that found cute how Souji was playing with Aika´s hair? It was a cute sign of how close the two of them are.

      • October 11, 2014 at 3:46 pmMistic

        No, you’re not the only one. I also liked that scene when it seemed the childhood friend would start a typical “tsundere slap” scene, but then it became a friendly sparring and a nice talk about their respective families’ businesses.

      • October 11, 2014 at 5:19 pmWanderer

        No, not that moment, I believe he means this one

      • October 12, 2014 at 1:47 amMistic

        I know, Wanderer. I just mentioned that, in addition to that, I liked that other scene too.

      • October 12, 2014 at 2:27 amMincemaker

        They are both tsundere. She likes him. He likes her twintails.

  • October 11, 2014 at 11:08 amSmokex365

    I got about halfway through the first episode before the stupidity became too much. First time in a long time I’ve dropped an anime after the first episode (well first 2/3 of an episode).

  • October 11, 2014 at 11:28 amVaans

    This anime is so ridiculous…But I like it!

  • October 11, 2014 at 11:44 amZprgmr

    This is like being sarcastic on the internet. If you can keep the ridiculousness to absurd levels, than people will get it and think it’s funny. If not than people will think your serious or cringe and flame you to hell. If they can keep making the tongue-in-cheek obvious and keep the humor well executed, than it’s well worth watching just on the humor alone (okay, and maybe those ridiculous high levels of moe and artwork they showed).

  • October 11, 2014 at 12:15 pmgawrshness

    soooo Kampfer with a twin tail loli?

  • October 11, 2014 at 12:21 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

    A combination of…

    Kampfer (genderbent MC)

    Symphogear (outfits, and no singing)

    Vividred Operation (“Tailred” and most likely “Tailblue” and “Tailyellow”)

    …with a splash of Nanoha (genderbent MC = red-head Fate) and DxD (swap “oppai” with “twin tails”).

    It’s stupid, it knows it, and it BASKS in it, which is what makes it so fun!

    A good way to balance out stuff like Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu and other darker/more dramatic anime of the season.

    • October 11, 2014 at 1:20 pms_w

      Ah, dammit! You had to say it!


      That’s what’s missing! Singing about twintails! That would put it in some legendary creepy territory. ROFL.

      • October 11, 2014 at 7:25 pmShiden

        Well, Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance had a song about knee socks (KN33SOXXX) as a B-track on the IN single, so….. it’s not beyond the realm of possibility. :D

      • October 12, 2014 at 10:12 amFlayvorOfEvil

        Maybe season 3 of Highschool DxD will have the Oppai Dragon song.

  • October 11, 2014 at 12:22 pmdamrod

    Passerby, are you gonna review using classical literature poems?
    If so, mind doing one with romeo and juliet next time? :P

  • October 11, 2014 at 12:36 pmTripleSRank

    The tag line brought me in. Epic blog post. -b

  • October 11, 2014 at 1:41 pmKuntzy

    *slow clap*

    I remember seeing your Persona post parodying “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”, but this…

    This was pure gold.

    Now, the show… it was completely absurd. This is one of those things that you absolutely need to go in with your brain turned off lest you fry your brain from trying to put logic to it. The fact that it literally just doesn’t care about making itself deep and how sincere and unapologetic it is just makes it endearing to watch.

    Plus it airs on the same day as Psycho-Pass, so it can be used as a good pick me up if that starts getting depressing. It’s a win-win.

  • October 11, 2014 at 3:18 pmConstruct

    Well, the first episode had the perfect kind of stupid for me.

  • October 11, 2014 at 3:26 pmzztop

    The source LNs span 7 volumes and ongoing.

  • October 11, 2014 at 3:58 pmzztop

    Little did TailRed know the lizardmen were being manipulated by the Ponytails & Sidetails Alliance, who wished to rid the world of Twintails so their own hairstyles would reign supreme among innocent girls and lolis alike.

  • October 11, 2014 at 5:55 pmsomeone

    I’m reminded of Kampfer with this one, except that this is Kampfer for fetish perverts.

  • October 11, 2014 at 6:56 pmstarss

    Oh my Random Curiosity. You win at blogging again.

  • October 11, 2014 at 7:29 pmSilver

    I’m so confused… you know the MC is a guy but when he changed into such a cute twintail girl, you just can’t do anything but get moe-ed to death. That “Yada!” scene when he/she refused to let Lizardman touch the twintails just made it worse…

    • October 13, 2014 at 3:09 amJeroz

      Lizardman got moe’d to death, the best kind of death.

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:00 pmN

    Oh dear, I’m in stitches. Passerby, you’re a genius.

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:36 pmGoodStuffs

    lol no need to be reminded of the blooody english class please make IT STAWWWWP! I BEG OF THEE… aw crap look what happened tis contagiousness

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:50 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    Wow! nice poem…..funniest part? The part where you mention “straying into creepy territory”………….. dude,WE are anime watchers… we’ve BEEN THERE FROM THE START!!

  • October 11, 2014 at 10:01 pmDangerism

    At first, I thought “this show is so stupid.”
    After a while, I thought “It’s so stupid, it’s awesome!”
    Definitely will follow this show.

  • October 11, 2014 at 10:32 pmMgMaster

    This has got to be the most ridiculous anime I watched this year -wait no,make that in the last few years(actually,I don’t even recall having watched something more ridiculous,although I’m sure there are some…or are there?) but the way it embraces all of that makes it ridiculously awesome.

    The question is,will maintain this same level of ridiculous entertainment throughout 12 episodes? Well,I’d have to be drunker than the author who wrote it not to stick around to find out.

  • October 11, 2014 at 11:50 pmGinobi47

    While watching the show, I thought I was high… but I dont do drugs, thus it couldnt be.
    Maybe I was dunk? But since i dont drink alcohol, that wasnt the case either.
    Or maybe I finally went over the deep end and let out my inner twintail, flat chested, loli loving self from his change…. but since I wasnt thrown in prison, then that means I’m still sane.

    Either way, this show is ridiculous and fun just like Viviried Operation. Ill keep it in my to-watch list for the time being

  • October 12, 2014 at 12:01 amNicola

    Please continue to do screenshots on the anime

  • October 12, 2014 at 1:45 amDjalaal

    From what I have just read, I pity the fansubbers who decided to take up this anime. “Oh Hell No” or “WTH did I just watch” are probably the things that came to their mind. Most likely along with “To Hell with this Anime”.

    • October 12, 2014 at 8:07 amRick Anime

      For some shows one does not need the 3-episode rule lol

  • October 12, 2014 at 1:56 amCrook

    Thanks for making my morning with this post. I never imagined the entire thing would be a poem.

  • October 12, 2014 at 3:14 amWatcher

    >script be vapid
    I personally found the dialogue a little above-average comedy-wise. Look at Inou Battle, there’s an anime which actually doesn’t have any subtlety in its dialogue.

    Well, dialogue aside, the situations themselves are oddly funny. I loved it when the protagonist said “No! (Yada)” and drew away when the alien asked if it could touch her twintails before dying.

    >Ignore inconsistencies with force fields
    I noticed that too. I think the childhood friend touched the scientist girl at least 2 other times without consequence, too. I wonder what the LN looked like, I can’t imagine the author actually writing the childhood friend patting her on the shoulder and such just a few lines after implying that a force field prevented contact so I’m inclined to blame the studio…

    >And little self-subverting hints of shame.
    The scenes with the childhood friend certainly felt rushed/a little off. I didn’t get a clear idea of how he felt about her (besides the fact that he’s probably oblivious and ambivalent like usual in these LN?). I’d like to be able to hope for some good romance later on, but I guess the comedy will have to carry this for me. The blonde twintail doesn’t interest me.

    • October 13, 2014 at 5:40 amDangerism

      >Ignore inconsistencies with force fields
      I watched it again, and the first time she tried, she had somewhat hostile intentions. The other times it was just normal touching. That’s my take on it-
      argh for goodness sakes, this anime shouldn’t be overanalyzed! X(

  • October 12, 2014 at 5:43 amGermanguy

    If you get some “i know this somewhere” vibes.

    1) From the Colors: http://randomc.net/category/vividred-operation/
    2) From the Jokes/Humor: Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
    3) For this Gender bender when Transform: http://randomc.net/category/kampfer/

    You see, this Anime has many popular pieces of this 3 Shows for example. Lets see, if the Guest like the Meal they cooked

  • October 12, 2014 at 7:22 amAnon

    This is why I watch anime since I was a kid. Fuck logic.

  • October 12, 2014 at 10:04 amBubba

    That has to be the funniest anime I’ve seen since Keroro Gunsou.

  • October 12, 2014 at 10:33 amsyncmaster


  • October 12, 2014 at 2:47 pmFlower

    Well done Passerby! Your parody poem was almost as funny as the first ep of the series itself. ^^

    Still … kudos to you for the effort – one never know when the inspiration is gonna hit, does one? :)

  • October 12, 2014 at 2:57 pmRadler

    After hearing what the professor mentioned… i am praying the childhood friend and the student council prez are not frigging traps….

  • October 13, 2014 at 5:43 amDangerism

    The person who voices the lady that gives powers to other people is also the lady that gives powers to other people in Akibarangers. Coincidence? I think not!

  • October 13, 2014 at 11:33 amYanDaMan

    This show…has a lot of twintails.

  • October 14, 2014 at 10:18 pmNagakun

    Twintail and a gender bender…

    ok.. this anime just invalided my argument…

  • October 17, 2014 at 1:25 amBlaise


  • October 20, 2014 at 8:23 pmBubbles

    You guys should watch episode 2. It made me laugh 10 times more with the perverted scientist.

  • October 23, 2014 at 9:29 pmCarVac

    Episode 3 was very funny.

    Twintails for life.

  • October 24, 2014 at 2:21 amnoir

    Actually this is a very well structure sentai show while parodying otaku world.(The villains are us after all)

  • November 16, 2014 at 7:09 pmSasakiken

    Well for those who think this anime is totally akward and perverted i say hell no i’ve watched up to episode 6 it really doesnt matter if the villains are shit lol the battles are okay i guess.Plus who the hell wouldnt want to see a damn loli with red long hair lol i know there’s probably Some haters out there you think this anime is perverted My Straightout Answer to you is Watch the freaking shit first before you even start Trashmouthing the show.TBH most people would tell me i’m probably gay for liking a DUDE that turns into a loli chick but What the hell does it really Freaking matter lol?When he turns into a chick he has all Women qualities Except for the breasts lol……….I love tailred in general and i think The Guy protaganist is Straightforward awsome.Thats pretty much All i gotta say for this anime *its just awsome period*

  • February 28, 2015 at 9:28 pmThundernuts69

    Yes this show has potential. But its over now and I’m going to tell people about the finished product, not what it could have been.
    During the entire show I saw it as a knockoff of power rangers tv tropes did a great review on this worth reading.
    The end song “twintails dreamer” was one of the best anime songs I’ve ever heard. The series went for comedy and for comedy only and it really shows how badly the plot was how poorly they made the plot. Like the one scene with spider uh.. Spider villain, red exclaims how he was unable to react to the attack by spiddy when he clearly raises his sword with seconds left to spare and then he procides to tell the twintails how nothing is wrong leaving us wondering what just happened