Post Reply Group Review: SPACE PATROL LULUCO
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Posted 4/28/16 , edited 5/2/16
by EyesOfTheScarecrow

Space Patrol Luluco is a schizophrenic and absurd comedy short-form series from studio Trigger. Beyond the synopsis posted above, the series is difficult to describe. It's loud, intense, vibrant and incredibly fast. The series benefits greatly from its short length, as you can simply turn it on and experience an episode as a quick hit. There are parodies and references to other works, the head of Space Patrol wears a very familiar pair of sunglasses, and Luluco undergoes a transformation that is reminiscent of G1 Megatron.

Overall, there's not much to say about Space Patrol Luluco other than what it does is silly and fun, but it does it very well. An enjoyable intermission series that you can watch when you want a good laugh in under ten minutes.

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by Necara

Charming, whimsical, and full of gun puns, Space Patrol Luluco takes the reigns this season in terms of shorts. TRIGGER's latest ambition takes form in this adventure comedy where normalcy is about as unattainable as affordable housing in San Fransisco. The show is undeniably TRIGGER, even paying homage to one of it's previous series, Inferno Cop, through one of it's characters. The feel of the animation is similar to Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, while the direction of the show is reminiscent of Kill la Kill. I wouldn't say SPL is really, completely similar to either of it's predecessors though: It's got the makings of a comedic romance to it. All in all, Luluco is a perfect addition to the spring lineup.

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by edsamac

Anything that flies out of Trigger Studios’ doors is likely to be something zany and original, if not remarkably obtuse and uninhibited. Space Patrol Luluco is definitely the latter, blending artistic flourishes reminiscent of past Gainax hit Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and wacky humor akin to Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (but without the sexual innuendoes). All of this is framed using intentionally 2-dimensional characters with nicely detailed backgrounds that make the characters stick out. The color palette is generous and pops out without too much flash, and the overall animation is actually quite stunning. As a comedy, the jokes are basically adrenaline driven, made funny more by its manner of execution rather than its actual content. It’s typical Japanese humor made interesting with a swash of romance come the second episode.

So as it stands, this is actually a romcom with a decidedly eccentric baseline. It’s not a landmark work by any chance, but for something that runs at 7 minutes per episode a week, it’s not really that much of an investment. No harm done really, but not much gained either. But if eccentricity and feels are down your alley, then this might just be the show for you.

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I have no idea how to describe the content of Luluco other than esoteric. Most of it goes over my head. I recognize that it is supposed to be humorous on some level but it just doesn't resonate with me. I will say that visually it does remind me of several Gainax/Trigger shows. I get senses of Kill la Kill (like the red line effect on the mom's cape), Dead Leaves, FLCL (the green bad girl with the shark teeth, whatever her name was), Panty and Stocking and that patrol boss skeleton reminds me of the character animation from Ninja Slayer.

I might have to rewatch it, I'm not sure if I like it or not or could recommend it. It's definitely.... something by Trigger, for better or worse.
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