By: Dai_Loli, Koda89
Simulcast on Fridays 8:50am PDT
The zany and cute-but-crude Wooser returns for another season in Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life: Phantasmagoric Arc! Voiced by the prolific and hugely popular voice actor Mamoru Miyano, Wooser is a creature that only cares about three things in life: meat, money, and girls.
Funny thing: When it came time to describe Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life, I thought the best way was to compare it to one of those little comics in newspapers that use satire to make fun of recent events, except Wooser uses animes as its inspiration. According to Wikipedia, I wasn’t too far off, since the anime is apparently based off of a journal column! Watching an episode of Wooser really is more or less like reading a good newspaper comic; it doesn’t really make a lasting impression, but more often than not, it’ll get you chuckling and leave you in a good mood.
Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life: Phantasmagoric Arc continues to be an anime fan’s anime, always cranking out the amusing references, guest appearances and keeping the tradition of guest artists drawing a little something for the final screen of each episode, a trend that has been seen in many animes since and that, as far as I know, originated in Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life. (inb4 proving me wrong ;-;)
The episodes are twice as long this time around, too, and they so far focus on one single story, rather than the usual quick triple gags, which is a nice change of pace. You can also rest assured that the OP end ED themes are STILL impossible to skip without feeling a bit of remorse for the catchy tunes you just missed out on.
In doubling the length of its episodes, Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life: Phantasmagoric Arc has become the perfect fusion of what has made each of the previous two seasons special. This season takes the comedic style of the first season, but stretches the sketches out to last pretty much the entire episode, and combines it with the copious amounts of cameos the permeated the second season.
On top of that, Darth Wooser, Wooser's robotic doppelganger servant voiced by the always excellent Hiroshi Kamiya, finally gets a much needed expansion in his role within the series. Darth Wooser always kinda hung around in the periphery in terms of the characters in the series, but now he's much more prominent and it turns out he's a pretty funny character in his own right.
And the cherry on top is that the opening and ending themes this season are arguably the best the franchise has ever had. All of this means that Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life: Phantasmagoric Arc is currently the definitive entry in the Wooser franchise and a must watch for fans of the pathetic yellow creature.
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TIME TO WATCH A LOT OF ANIME~!