Hello and welcome back to Otaku Thursday! For some reason, it feels like it’s been ages since we last did a First Impressions, which is weird because it really hasn’t! We did just finish out Hotsui Matsuri campaign at the top of the month, so maybe that’s it? I don’t know. Either way, here we are, doing our first First Impressions and today we’re talking about one of the strangest concepts of the season: Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer.
Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer is a crazy concept. Dude (whose bad attitude weirdly resembles someone we know) wakes up to a lizard on his bed, told he’s a knight and that he has to help save the world from a biscuit hammer falling on the world. The dude doesn’t want anything to do with it. But then he meets this crazy chick who says she’s a princess and also trying to destroy the biscuit hammer–mainly so she can destroy the world herself. Other knights show up, weird creatures show up, but honestly, I have no idea what this plot is doing otherwise. Like, I get they are gonna stop the biscuit hammer but dude bro literally doesn’t do anything. He’s weak, he’s not even really interested in improving or being a knight, and he’s really mean to his lizard! Honestly, he’s not a great character. He’s really bland and annoying, which almost makes the show unbearable.
However, other characters make it better. The dog knight, when he shows up, while annoying–is actually a really good character. I almost started to like the show when he showed up. But even he couldn’t fully save it. Even the princess is like–not a great character? Honestly not a big fan of anyone in this show. Actually, that’s a lie. There’s one character I’d die for and the only reason I’m intent on still watching it: the lizard. He is so cute–in every frame. I love the way they drew him, even though it’s inconsistent and sometimes he looks much fatter than he actually is. But also, because he’s almost like an accessory to the main character, there are so many noticeable continuity errors where they forget to include him in certain sequences (like he’s on the shoulder, we cut to a different angle and he’s not there anymore, we return to the first angle and he’s there again). I also feel bad for this cutie pie lizard though because the main character treats him like trash. He never wants to cooperate with him, throws him constantly, and worst of all–the two are linked so when the main character fucks up, the lizard feels it too. Messed up.
Now, if there’s anything good to say about this show so far–the opening and ending songs are pretty good. The fights are kinda nice. And it’s number one redeeming quality is that it’s only on like episode five so it still has time to get itself together. However, I don’t think I’m going to be around to find out. We’re pretty sure that we are going to drop this show because the plot is bad, the characters are worse, and literally, only the lizard is worth it.
Yup. So that’s what I have to say about Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer. I just–I was hoping the concept was just wild enough to be good but instead it was just wild enough to be one of the worst things I’m watching this season. I cannot stress enough how I’ve only watched it this far for the lizard. But all bad things must come to an end, so this will be one we will not be returning to. Would I recommend watching it? Absolutely not.
2/10 Biscuits Hammers