Tower of Druaga begins

Holy shit, that was a pretty unexpected start. They so blatantly made fun of so many RPG clichés, I keeled over laughing.

Best parts has to be the “I’m going back to my hometown to get married” taboo, Druaga going “Jil… I am your father”, the “I don’t want to fight you, so you’ll have to defeat me first!” part with the stag beetles comparison and the “Hero Jil: Final Form!” with the hammer parody. Lastly, the single most best part…

*Roper tentacle rapes Fatina (Yui Horie)*
Hocchan: Iyaaaadaaaaaaaaa~~
Jil: We need to save her!
Neeba: No, wait! Look!
*Roper continues to tentacle rape Hocchan*
Jil: We really should save her!
Neeba: Not yet! It’s just getting good!
Jil: Not yet?!!
Neeba: Hold on! Just a little bit more….
Fatina: *pissed off* WHEN THE F@#$ ARE YOU PERVERTS GONNA SAVE ME!
Neeba: Okay, let’s attack.

God, that was just… priceless.

Thankfully ( or not so thankfully), it seems that’s not exactly the real story, more like a omake style joke episode. They’re probably going for a “WTF LOL?” opening just like Haruhi for this one. Still, this show has piqued my interest enough to keep on for the 2nd episode.

19 Comments

  1. Xellos-_^ Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 5:12 am

    And Jill did have a good idea of proposaling to 2 different girls :D

  2. Deranged Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 5:20 am

    This was epic. It was so Monty Python-esque…

    I am definitely keeping up with this even though it seems to be back to serious… but this episode alone will be on one of my favorites even if the other episodes suck…

  3. Anonymous Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 5:27 am

    After watching the PV, I thought it would a generic ass RPG shit fantasy anime.

    Glad to see it’s not taking itself seriously.

  4. Link Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 5:50 am

    It’s Ugetsu Hakua designs, so I’m required to watch a few episodes.

  5. Chumara Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 5:52 am

    Well I had zero intention of watching this, but if the entire series was going to be like this one I’d definitely follow it. But it won’t..

  6. The Hordesman Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 7:09 am

    Awaiting higher res video, utub quality is just beneath my standards (thought this was a trailer at first) but I must say it looks good so far, the little I did see. May give a proper comment when a proper quality video is out.

  7. Xellos-_^ Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 7:15 am

    @hordesman, you can purchase a HQ DRM-FREE ver over a BOST tv and Crunchyroll.

  8. blissmo Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 8:19 am

    Blah, this episode was really hilarious. I’m definitely into comedy so I’m definitely going to continue watching this. Too bad the quality sucks though, and no, I’m not going to pay $2 cos I have no money.

  9. Sniper Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 8:33 am

    How come its sub when it just came out today? The other anime weren’t sub. Its so funny.
    It was all a dream.lol

  10. Ex-fansubber ひとり言 » Friday Premieres: MMORPGs and Collapsing Houses Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 8:33 am

    […] of this show on) I decided to watch this show after seeing the number of parodies mentioned by Kurogane. I was pretty amused that in the OP it looks like they’re showing normal people who play […]

  11. JohnG Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 8:51 am

    The opening makes it seem like an MMO in the anime… as long as they don’t spend the entire time talking that’s fine I guess. Awesome episode but sadly it seems like serious business from here on out. If they can manage to keep the funny I think this could be pretty good.

  12. suguru Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 9:02 am

    The Roper scene was one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while. That and how Jill proposes to Hocchan when he’s already proposed to the princess (it’s Hocchan, so I can’t blame him). If the whole series was like this episode, I’d love it, I’m hoping next ep the comedy part keeps up.

  13. Nagato Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 1:31 pm

    Oh I knew it would be like an RPG but… oh my. This preview’s blown me out of the water, even if the series is not meant to be funny.
    Like Allison to Lilia, I will throw a fit if this doesn’t get subbed.

  14. Nessaja Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 4:43 pm

    Sniper: this show is part of an Gonzo experiment in witch they make available the subbed episode online on 3 sites on the same day it’s aired. Ckeck the official site http://www.druaga-anime.com/english/ for a bit more info.

  15. ratatosk Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

    A very good experiment too in my opinion.. the subs werent bad either :D
    That was sooo fckn Terry Pratchett. I love it..
    We’ll see how the real story goes now..

  16. bd_ Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 7:51 pm

    Not sure on the details at the moment – but there are actually two versions of that episode – the omote (front) and ura (back) versions. If you saw parodies of RPG cliches, you saw the omote version. The ura one shows what /really/ went on …

    Haven’t checked into what’s airing where yet – just saw them both cross-linked on nicovideo. It’s best to have them both open in seperate windows – the synch is really quite impressive.

  17. Sniper Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 8:56 pm

    This is a very interesting experiment. Does this mean all 12 episodes will be sub from now on?

  18. Nessaja Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 10:02 pm

    Yes, it will all be subbed and it’s not the only this show to get this treatment, today it’s “Blassreiter”‘s turn. The ANN article http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-03-21/gonzo-works-to-be-streamed-simultaneously-with-airing says that there is also the option to download a HQ copy for a fee.
    Untill then I dwl the episode from Youtube with http://www.keepvid.com as a mp4 file of 95 MB.

  19. “WE ARE FUCKING NOT DOTQ. THIS TIME SERIOUSLY.” » Grasping III - duck duck duck goose Said,

    April 6, 2008 @ 9:48 am

    […] the first time in far too long, I agree with Kurogane on something. Druaga is absolutely amazing so far. I’m kind of afraid that they might lose a bit of their […]

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