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Why Biscuit Hammer’s anime failed to win manga fans | Pro Club Bd

Based on a still well-regarded apocalyptic comedy, Lucifer and the cookie hammer was one of the most anticipated anime for this current season. Since the source material was so simple yet well done, turning the series into a great anime should have been easy. Unfortunately, many fans are completely underwhelmed by what they’ve seen so far, making the series seem like a low-effort and even lower-quality show.

Plagued by poor animation, odd pacing, and an overall cheap feel, Lucifer and the cookie hammer has already put off most viewers who have been eagerly looking forward to it. This makes elements like the plot and character feel incredibly generic, diluting what made the original manga so well received. Here’s why Lucifer and the cookie hammer is such a bad anime as hell so far.

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Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer has cheap, stilted animation

Something that fans were worried about based on the first videos and pictures Lucifer and the cookie hammer was the animation, and those fears were justified given the first episode. The series uses still images as much as possible, which at times makes the show feel more like a motion comic than an actual anime. This particularly cheap and not particularly dynamic form of animation was also seen in the Netflix adaptation of The Houseman’s Way, which was also heavily criticized. Given how static and lifeless basic conversation scenes are, anything beyond that looks particularly horrid.


This is particularly evident in the action sequences, which take these stills to an even more boring extreme. While these static images are probably meant to evoke comedy, the fact that they’re the only form of plot in the series makes them quite awkward. Hardly anything moves, even if it’s necessary to convey dynamism or suspense, completely removing the inset of a series that is literally about the end of the world.

Since the series was produced by Studio Naz, whose mostly unremarkable history includes minor works for forgotten shows like Idolic7, the amateur hour production all makes sense. A more illustrious studio like Madhouse or MAPPA could have solved those particular problems, but maybe not all of them. After all, the action isn’t the only thing not exciting, with poorly aged elements made worse by how uninteresting the show is to viewers – and how uninterested it seems in its own content.


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Biscuit Hammer aggravates bad writing at a terrible rate

When the manga series debuted in the mid-2000s, Lucifer and the cookie hammer seemed more unique when it combined its premise with random, sometimes slapstick humor. Unfortunately for the show, such elements are no longer very original or even funny, and the show comes off as a cheap imitation of much better animes or even equally generic ones from years past. The boredom only grows with the series’ deadpan protagonist, Yuuhi, who is about as interesting as a wet napkin. It’s bad enough that he’s uninteresting, but so much of the first episode is wasted simply by ignoring his calling. These scenes are full of bad attempts at comedy, like him casually tossing the talking lizard, and the whole affair feels too boring to do anything other than spin its wheels.


This stalling is an issue with all characters, as the first installment of the series focuses more on performance than anything else. The problem is that at the beginning of the series there is no reason to care, especially when the characters are so boring and undefined. All in all, the series feels even older than the source material and seems more at home among the generic comedy anime of the 1990s. Everything is so uninspired that it retroactively aggravates the manga’s story as it too got off to a slow start. At the same time, its beginnings were not nearly as bumpy, which gave only a few, but the most committed, reason to continue observing. But who wants it Lucifer and the cookie hammer can be streamed on both Crunchyroll and Hulu.


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