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WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT is this page?

A series made by creator of the Awesome Series, Egoraptor. Also hosted on Newgrounds. A bizarre series that massively deconstructs poorly animated and dubbed Shonen. Currently has three episodes, with a fourth episode "coming soon", though it's been "coming soon" for two years now.

It follows the adventures of Kenstar and his True Companions on a vaguely defined quest to kill the Big Bad Galacticamaru.

Can be seen here.

Has a wiki. Seriously.

Compare to: Kawaii Battle Stars


WHAAAAAAAAT are these tropes?

  • Action Bomb: The Green Guy's number one ability.
  • Action-Hogging Opening: The opening contains a lot more action and scenery than the rest of the show.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of shonen anime. At least we think it's affectionate.
  • Animated Actors:
    • Kenstar begins to quote The Green Guy before realizing that it's not his line in episode 3.
    • Taken into full-effect when The Green Guy's actor is pissed over his character's Heroic Sacrifice, thus removing him from the story after three episodes and only allowing for a flashback... in episode 23. He is not amused, leading to an understandably hilarious use of a Dub Induced Plot Hole and Viewers are Morons.
  • Animation Bump: Yusuke is actually pretty well animated compared to the other characters and usually actually has lip-syncing consistent with whatever he's saying.
  • Angrish: "That Kotomaru... WOOOAAHHHHH GRRAHAHHHH! ... he really steams me up!"
  • Art Evolution: Episode 2 is much better-looking than episode 1, and episode 3 looks better than that.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: The "Japanese" in episode 2 is "...just a bunch of gibberish, like an amalgamation of sounds [Egoraptor] just conjured up from [his] memories of so many animes." Subverted in the last line, which fits the situation rather well.

 Oh shit! Sore wa Kenstar-kun, senpai! Hayaku, iku ze!

Oh shit! It's Kenstar, senpai![1] Hurry, let's go!

 Kenstar: His true power is unleashed! His true power has taken off the leash! His true power has beeeeeen activated! His true... his true power...

Crew member: You okay there, sport?

Kenstar: I'm fi... His true power is incredi... ble...

    • The title of the theme song is "Hot Heat".
  • Deranged Animation
  • Detached Sleeves: Kotomaru has no shirt, only sleeves.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Maytag in episode 3 is one of Kenstar, in appearance.
  • Dramatic Wind
  • Dub Induced Plot Hole:
    • Kenstar calls Yusuke "My brother, but also my biggest rival" in the first episode, but later, in the same one, doesn't know who either of Yusuke's parents are, or that Kobayashi-sama-san-chan was his brother. In the second and third episodes, Yusuke calls Kenstar his brother.
    • An even better example is the poorly-executed attempt to write the green guy back in after his death.
  • Dull Surprise: Ken-Star's blank-looking face most of the time.
  • Expy: Kotomaru suspiciously resembles Il Palazzo, complete with the long grey hair, sexy glasses, pseudo-badass attitude... and the gun.
  • Face Fault: In episode two after Kenstar's Offscreen Teleportation to the roof.

  Punk: The roof is kinda slippery.

 Yusuke: You're only saying that because she looks just like a pretty girl!

Kenstar: That would be why I said it!

  • Large Ham: Pretty much everyone in the series.
  • Late for School: "I am late for the end of school! *runs to school with a piece of toast in his mouth, with the toast still in the toaster* *final bell rings* Oh, I am ooooon time."
  • Limited Animation: Parodied with Green Guy after his voice actor demands that he be rewritten into the show "as cheaply as possible". In the form of a cut out with the lower half missing.
  • Lip Lock: Its use is especially noticeable at the end of episode 1.

  Kenstar: I'm going to have to use my sup... my secret technique... that only I can use because of my-... *sneezes* my bloodline!

 Yusuke: Do you remember the playground we went to as a kid?

Kenstar: AAAAAAAAH, so that was the...

Yusuke: Yes, now you understand! And now we must fight, right now!

  • No Name Given: The fellow in the green clothes and goggles doesn't really have a name, although Egoraptor sometimes calls him "The Guy". On this page, he's called "The Green Guy" so you know who we're talking about.
  • Oblivious to Love: Yusuke. Girlchan wishes she could be his love interest, but he is "incapable of love, due to his dark and brooding past." Episode 3 suggests he might just despise her.
  • Off-Model: Occasionally, the animation, especially the mouth movements, will go Off-Model, or fill the screen with bizarre shapes.
  • Only Sane Man: Kenstar has some lucid moments, although he doesn't always act like that.
  • "On the Next...": A particularly poorly executed one in episode 3.
  • Overly Long Name: Kotobaru-san-sama uses this in episode 1:

 Kotobaru-san-sama: I used up all my strength, using the Shi... Shiken-batsu-baku-matsu-hatsu-datsu technique.

Green Guy: What?! The Shiken-batsu-baku-matsu-hatsu-datsu technique? Are you serious? How did you even manage?

Kotobaru-san-sama: I've recieved training... from the Mythical Bobcat Dragon Demon Clan... on the peak of Mount... Hutsu-maku-hentaku-benkai...

 Yusuke: Ffffffffffffffff...

Kenstar: Is this the episode where we say the F word?

Yusuke: Do you mean ffffffffffffffffuck?

Also Played for Laughs since that word was used once before and after that occurrence.

 Kotumaru: "I'm out of bullets, anyway!"

Yusuke: "Then that means I... can do this!" *BANG*

  Swirly Glasses: Lightning... pchuuuu...

  • Schedule Slip:
    • Episode 3 was supposed to come out by the end of March 2010. Due to unforeseen circumstances, it took until April 14th to finally come out.
    • And Episode 4 sure is taking a while.
  • Script Breaking: Kenstar gets tired of fighting the 32 captains one by one, causing him to roundhouse kick the picture of all the remaining dark silhouettes, which somehow defeats them all at once, except for # 1.
  • Shout-Out: The opening theme contains lyrics from the Arthur theme song. ("Listen to your heart, listen to the beat, listen to the rhythm of the street")
  • Something They Would Never Say: Kotomaru immediately identifies the imposter restaurant owner and kills him because the real owner would never give out a free meal. Played for Laughs when the gang finds the real owner, who offers a free meal as repayment and promptly gets shot too.
  • Single-Minded Twins: The thermapole twins in episode 3. Mostly.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: 31 of the 32 Captains are shown as this, along with a completely normal picture of Yusuke.
  • Skyward Scream: "MOTHERRRR!!!"
  • Smug Snake: Kotomaru.
  • Split-Screen Reaction: Episode 3 has a truly impressive one.
  • Stock Footage: Pretty much everything. A notable case in episode 3 has Yusuke falling down stairs, while fighting outside.
  • The Stoic: Kotomaru is this, even when startled. Subverted once.

 Kotobaru-san-sama: Dude, just because you have the gun--

Kotomaru: I DON'T CARE! OKAY?! I'M OUT OF BULLETS ANYWAY!

  These stupid kids cannot tell the difference, you know they can't!


 THERE... is an index page OVER THERE!

Who cares about the stupid index you fools? We are not indexing works!

I AM!

Notes

  1. Literally Upperclassman, but Boss works here
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