Pani Poni Dash!

Type: Doogie Howser, the Anime

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Synopsis: Someone decided that it would be a good idea to give an 11 year old a teaching position at a local high school because she happens to be a genius. Sure, the entire school is full of unique characters. Yes, aliens are monitoring their very action. And admittedly, the school seems to attract strange events, like robots and talking rabbits,  that seem to parody popular culture. But come on, a prepubescent teacher? That’s just crazy.

Pros: If you love parody anime, then look no further. This show is chalk full of references that span the gamut, from video games to Chuck Norris. Every episode is a little weird, sometimes even random, but their in lies the charm. What better way to stave off the tedium that slice-of-life stories are prone to than adding crazy plot twists. What’s this, a boring episode about a PTA meeting? Well, let’s just add a dash of missing teacher, a pinch of masked parents, and a shake of impersonator!

Cons: If your not a fan of parody anime, then you may be out of luck. Granted, this show adheres more to plot structures than other parodies, but something was off. It never quiet grabs your attention enough. Maybe it was a bit too cartoony, or maybe the animation was a bit too old. It’s not bad, but it’s not amazing either.

Watch it!?: Pure comedy fans may love it, but everyone else probably won’t (2/5)

MVP: Ichijo

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I’m pretty sure she’s evil

Best Episode: Ep. 24 “You are responsible for your own death” (I’m a sucker for period pieces)

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