I'll admit it: I'm a DNAČ fan. I picked up watching the series as Ryuji gained his amazing powers of transformation, and by the time last week hit, I had caught myself up on the previous episodes and was really into it. That's before I watched episodes thirteen through fifteen.
DNAČ has all the trappings of what could lead to an interesting anime series: laughs, romance, intrigue, futuristic technologies, and a clueless guy who women adore. Momonari Junta is a typical young man with two atypical problems. First off, he's allergic to women. If that wasn't bad enough, Junta has a woman from the future, Karin, keeping tabs on his every move because he is to become the Mega-playboy, a man that females cannot resist falling madly in love with. This Mega-playboy is despised hundreds of years into the future because he and his male Mega-playboy progeny create a massive over-population problem. Junta must fight his urges to become the Mega-playboy, somewhat unsuccessfully, if he is to save the future of mankind.
The first twelve episodes are a hilarious romp, and I highly recommend them to anyone who hasn't seen them and feels like having a good laugh and relaxing during study week.
This week's fare seems to be the definitive case of, "meanwhile, in anime B!!!" The humor is replaced by dark melodrama and violence, the futuristic technology gets out of hand, the intrigue is forgotten about, and major resolution of the plot just doesn't occur. Even though we get a villain with Seele One's voice, from Eva fame, these episodes just don't cut it. The redeeming quality is that it's DNAČ, and it has some exciting action and touching moments.
Hopefully, somewhere in the near future we'll see three OAVs that say, "oops, just kidding," and replace these farces, a la Eva. Meanwhile, enjoy "anime B" and try to forget about "anime A."