Coyote Ragtime Show – episodes 8-10

September 19, 2006 on 5:44 pm | In Coyote Ragtime Show | 3 Comments

“Road to the Gigabanks”, “The Jupiter” and “Angelica Barnes”

Coyote Ragtime Show is a heck of a lot of fun. As it is going, it is changing relationship dynamics in interesting ways and, rather than making them seem inconsistent, they suggest that familiarity breeds … understanding.

The status of the bomb set to destroy Graceland becomes more perilous, as each set of characters races to discover that which they want most dearly.

Angelica is the character that we get the greatest feel for, even through the poorly modelled episode eight. The point of interest is her relationship with May who, for a robotic head in a birdcage, has been remarkably personable through it all. They smile at each other and get along as comrades, possibly because Angelica has not once grabbed May and slapped her around, and May has never bit Angelica’s fingers. It’s a nice relationship and it culminates in a fitting escape scene.

Layer on top of that Angelica’s relationship with Mister: to no one’s surprise, she’s secretly in love with him! I’m trying desperately to remember another title in which the detective loved his quarry (not Lupin III!), but it’s well done here. The true beauty of these scenes is that Angelica has absolutely no problem firing a bazooka: no kickback at all!

The traditional charming stupidity is in force here, too, with Mister saying “there’s no time to explain” when he could have said “there’s a bomb buried on this planet”. All of the scenes with Bishop and Swamp fighting are just “look at us, we’re fighting for no reason” but they’re fun enough. The two of them get the job done, and that’s all that one can ask for.

Most striking are the people of Graceland: Russian names, Australian landscape, traditional Cuban guerilla appearance. There’s nothing I like more than a good mixed message in the morning.

Coyote Ragtime Show is good for watching in chunks: you get to power through to all of the heart pumping, costume stealing, bazooka blowing action!


  1. Its seriously as funny as Kanban Musume but my eyes must have rolled 2000 degrees in all directions.

    Comment by tj han — September 19, 2006 #

  2. Heh, if you thought the first couple of episodes were over the top, #6 should have coninvced you that this series isn’t worried about letting little things like common sense or reality get in the way of good clean mayhem!

    Comment by ubu — September 23, 2006 #

  3. So how well developed is Angelica’s relationship with Mister? She’s the probably the only character I’m interested in the whole show. 😛

    Comment by DanielJr — June 5, 2007 #

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