Gonna be the Twin-Tails!! Review

Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu (Gonna be the Twin-Tails!!), or OreTwi for short, is a perfect example of how bizarrely fun anime can be. The anime is about Sōji Mitsuka, a twintail obsessed high school student, and after the Ultimegil, humanoid-dinosaur like aliens attack earth, a mysterious woman, Twoearle, tells Sōji that the Ultimegil are from a parallel universe and that they freed off of the "attribute power" of humans, specifically traits like a girl's love of twintail hairstyle or other similar things (seriously, you cannot make this stuff up). To combat the Ultimegil, Twoearle gives Sōji the Tail Gear, that when activated, transforms him into Tail Red, and in this form, he changes into a girl. 
Crazy concepts like this is one of the reason why I love anime. Where else are you going to find a series about aliens stealing the love of twintails from the hearts of humanity!? OreTwi excels in capitalizing on the absurdity of the concept for comedic effect. Many elements of the plot can be considered dumb, but it somehow all works to create one incredibly enjoyable package, providing this is your type of anime. Somehow, OreTwi manages to look like it is taking itself seriously, while not taking itself seriously, which sounds like an oxymoron, but if you watch it, you know what I am talking about.

As for the characters, Sōji's obsession with twintails often produces a lot of great comedy with how he cares more about twintails than almost anything else. Usually, when a guy turns into a girl in a series, you expect him to do certain things, and the series actually makes fun of the norm due to his obsession with twin tails. Later in the series, he even goes through the classic hero's struggle, which is strangely reminiscent of Spider-Man 2, and it is resolved rather humorously. Aika Tsube, Sōji's childhood friend, is a fun twist on the tsundere archetype since, instead of punching/kicking the protagonist for doing things, she beats up the other female character, Twoerle, for making advances towards Sōji, which produces often hilarious results.

The rest of the characters like Twoerle and Erina Shindō are entertaining to watch interact. However, I do have to give a shout out to Sōji's mom for being the most hilariously understanding anime mom ever. Also, the villains are absurdly over-the-top in their love of various weird things.
Production IMS' animation is all around solid, except for episode ten, which is oddly out of place among the rest of the episodes due to horrendous animation quality. The action sequences, while not special, get the job done, and the background art is slightly above-average. Also, the character designs are quite good. The only problem is that OreTwi is technically an ecchi anime, and as such, there is fanservice and ecchi humor.
Overall, Gonna be the Twin-Tails!! is one of the most strangely entertaining anime of the 2014. It is the type of anime that is so weird and wacky that it just works. Even though it might not be thought-provoking or well written, OreTwi succeeds at being off-the-wall ridiculous fun. However, it is certainly not for everyone.
Watch if you like: Comedy, Ecchi comedy, Mahou shoujo, Wackiness, 

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Fall Anime Review: Part 3
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