Leo’s face right now is a perfect representation of my frustration with this show whilst Zapp’s is the show glaring right back at me because he has a lot of fans to support him and doesn’t care what I think.
I mean seriously, where is the goddamn story to this thing? We’re more than half-way through the show and nothing has FUCKING HAPPENED! Even Sound Euphonium, an anime about cute girls that I find more boring than this show (if I had to rank the Spring anime right now and excluded shorts, BBB would be in third place under Punchline and Sidonia), has had more serious progression in regards to its plot and characters since its debut. All BBB does is just hint at a larger story at the end of each episode, follow-up on said hint for a minute or two next episode, and the rest is just one-off, junk food episodic storytelling that isn’t going to be the least bit relevant after it ends, doesn’t develop the characters in the least, and I don’t think anybody but Leo and Klaus have done much of anything important to begin with. And that’s not a high bar since all Leo has done is use his eye powers and get kidnapped every episode whilst Klaus has…um…beaten people up. Yeah, they haven’t progressed at all since their introduction either.
Seriously, what am I supposed to find entertaining about this show? Even by the standards of episodic storytelling, BBB is just a failure. The stories have little to no substance for me to chew on. The action isn’t entertaining. The humor falls flat, mostly because it overshoots the “levity in regards to a serious situation” way too much to the point that not only isn’t it funny, but it kills the tension. And most importantly of all, these characters are doing nothing. Absolutely nothing!
I mean does this week’s story of “Klaus going into the ring to bail Zapp out of a scenario” have anything to it other than “it looked cool”? Unless someone can convince me otherwise, I’m going to say no. Give your characters something important to do you goddamn anime!