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The Third Episode Curse


An example of what happens when quality control and animation direction (or perhaps just budget) is not what it could be, showing episodes one to three.

The anime illustrated here, which I need not name, could be any one of hundreds which unfortunately succumb to the realisation that concentrating production resources on the first, second and last episodes, along with perhaps the onsen episode, and maybe the OP or transformation scene, can go a long way to improving the overall perceived quality of the title even if the actual average quality is depressingly low…

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