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Animation Collective is profoundly adept at not making very good shows. I can't think of a single thing made by them that that hasn't seemed bad to me. Every aspect just seemed ill considered and poorly executed. The animation was unimpressive and I could only imagine it being explicable if the show has a budget dwarfed by the GDP of some micronesian atoll. The writing was matchingly innefective. Mikey being some sort of incorrigible jerk is a serviceable plot, but the whole thing was so poorly paced, written, and plotted that it was just annoying. Indeed, the show annoyed me in general. Some of the attempts at humor made me long for jokes about pizza oracles and throwing shoes at owls. A few of the jokes could have worked, but the delivery was generally ill done, much of the voice work has a unfortunate breathlessness and rushednes to it.
I'm not even sure what the writers are going after with this show. A parody of anime? A parody of Japanese culture in general? A parody of American perceptions of Japan? The writers don't give the impression of having done their homework or of having any respectable familiarity with their topic in any of the scenarios.
Nicktoons Network seems to have a bad sense for original series. Neither Kappa Mikey nor Skyland seem to have much promise (but I do give Skyland more credit than Kappa Mikey). The fact that I won't have NN when I return to college is far from the primary reason I won't be watching any more of KM.
* out of ***** (which equates to a 2/10 since I don't do half stars)
“What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth.”