Coyote Ragtime Show – episode 6

August 16, 2006 on 11:48 pm | In Coyote Ragtime Show | 3 Comments

“Fierce Fighting”

Coyote Ragtime Show is the best anime ever. It awakens in me the primal hollerer, in a fashion akin to that of Black Lagoon. My hollers are directed not just at the ingenuity of the situations but also at the sheer, unbridled, unrealistic adventure on display.

Mister and company try to escape to the Graceland gate, but Madame Marciano stands in the way. Explosions ensue!

So we can tell very easily that, for precision instruments, the sisters aren’t very good. This is because Mister and Franca are invincible dynamite. Maybe they will have a chance if they fight Swamp (he is not in the OP, after all), but as it stands they’ve got no hope in the world. Their suckitude is counterbalanced by the fact that you can explode off one of their arms and they won’t even notice. That takes a modicum of talent, I’ll give them that.

The benefit of this episode is that Franca has affected a major attitude change from her previous appearances, suddenly being both extremely glad to be alive and also quite affectionate towards her crew mates. Due to this new, adventurous Franca (justifiable by aforementioned mortality), we have the single best escape ever seen in anime: she straps herself into a seat on Marciano’s ship and ejects herself to freedom.
Yes! Ejector seats with parachutes on a spaceship! They were in an atmosphere at the time, but the ejector seat is awesome for its sheer ignorance of work safety regulations. Whoever designed Marciano’s ship is totally going to be the architect of my next house.

Does it really need to be said that Coyote Ragtime Show is massive fun? There’s nothing explicitly wrong with it, so I’ve no qualms embracing what is oh so very right. I believe in enjoying that which I partake in, and I’m drinking this to the fullest extent of the law.*

Mixed metaphors!


  1. I think the sisters are not used to shooting at people without killing them. They need Kira Yamato to redo their aiming programs.

    Comment by cclragnarok — August 17, 2006 #

  2. I’m glad to see that the blond loli with the top hat is still functional.

    Comment by Steven Den Beste — August 17, 2006 #

  3. C’mon Steven, you know they designed her just for you!

    Since she’s obviously meant to be a fan-object, I figure she’s not going to buy it until the last episode, if then. If all 11 other sisters bite it and she alone survives, I wouldn’t be surprised.

    Comment by ubu — August 19, 2006 #

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