You know what… before I started reviewing anime, I never thought I’d be happy to see a series end! In our case, this is Robihachi. Not because it was the worse thing I’ve ever seen, far from that… but just because it was so generic, it ended up being exhausting. More on that later.
Robihachi’s last episode starts off with the opening video of the original Hizakuriger anime, in full-blown black and white, and it is a song as bad as an anime opening song from the ancient times can possibly be. Back to reality (sort of), and Robi and Hachi are being ambushed by what is both the army of the Moon and mr. Yang, who at this point has no real excuse to run after Robi, other than the fact that he want to, you know, fuck him.
Hachi explains that the reason why the Moon fleet is onto them is because they are after him: the prince of the moon himself. Naturally, Robi and Ikku seem confused… In a rare moment of seriousness, the three of them are having a serious conversation on what to do. And they decide to piss off. Seeing the Lunar Fleet going after them, mr. Yang panics and uses the fake Isekandar Akafucrystal that he stole earlier from the tourists to attack the Lunar Fleet. It’s super effective!
The three remaining ships chase each other around some space ads until finally, Ikku maneuvers and hides into a space truck container. Robi and Hachi take a moment to evaluate their position, but instead all they talk about is how and why Hachi is the prince of the moon. Hachi is not impressed. He accidentally mentions that he paid off Robi debt, and the two of them seem to be having a moment. Is this shonen-ai? Well, no, it’s not. Not yet. Hachi goes on to explain that he escaped the moon embassy in new Tokyo and was then picked up by Mr. Yang. He actually met Robi in his first day of work. He also explains that it was his grandfather that made first contact with the moon people and helped an alien with chronic cramps… which Ikku explains is a gentle metaphor for diarrhea. Maybe this is shonen-ai.
Mr. Yang eventually locates them and traps them with some sort of laser beam, but then his ship is also laser beamed by the last moon ship standing. Or flying. Whatever. While the two enemy ships are bickering, Ikku find the chance to attach their spaceship to a large container ship that is about to fly through a space hyper road.
As you may or may not have expected, the hyper road is taking them back to earth, through a shortcut. Yep. 10 episodes of my life, just wasted like that. Mr. Yang once more somehow inexplicable guesses their intentions and follows them. A few really bad gay jokes later, the three ships all crash together, and Robi’s ship is kicked out of the hyper road and on to the earth, where some unknown aliens are launching a massive attack *wink wink*. They somehow manage to shove themselves into the canon of the alien spaceship (ouch), but thankfully, escape in Hizakuriger while both spaceships explode. They land next to a very thankful crowd of people that chant Hizakuriger’s name. Robi and Hachi are treated like heroes, and Robi finds a real akafucrystal in the stone he picked up in Isekandar, which he then gifts to Hachi.
‘Can you not just enjoy this and have a laugh?’
I suppose so. I mean the show is not terrible. There’s good and bad things about it. In the end of the day, it comes down to what you expect from entertainment. And if you ask me – I don’t expect that.
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Anime Info | Spring 2019 | Simulcast