The Noose (2007– )

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4 December 2017 | desubluesss
the most overlooked anime in the past 10 years
I am in disbelief of how unknown this satirical masterpiece is outside of Singapore, which is the country it was made in. Like, seriously? Come on.

I discovered this show back in the day when Comedy Central was available in my country, and ever since, I was blown away by how freaking INSANE it is. I kept watching it until my TV-service shut down this channel. This was around 2 years ago.

Now, the reason why I think this show should get widespread attention outside of its own country is because it hilariously ridicules daily situations. This pretty much parodies the local news (noose) and Singapore itself. It observes the usual environment of Singapore and its people there, but you don't have to know anything about Singapore to enjoy this amazing "anime", although you do need to know a little bit about race. You can just imagine the world of this show as its own fictional location and it still feels legit.

It makes fun of the news, it makes fun of itself, and it's really, really meta. There's also a ton of phenomenal "action" scenes in case if you're interested, not to mention the amount of careful detail put into the "character development". Unlike Dragon Ball Z, there is no such thing as "filler" in here, because the point of this creampie is not to fill but to BE filled.

I've watched a butt-load of episodes, although not all (as I said, I couldn't manage to watch it after the demise of that channel). Don't trust IMDb on this one, there's a lot more episodes than just 3. The show currently has around 7 seasons if I'm not mistaken.

There's only one problem. This show is not available anywhere online. It's broadcasting channel, Mediacorp Channel 5 only released short clips of the show through its YouTube channel. There's no DVD release either. So I guess if you want to watch this, you can go to Singapore itself but otherwise, this review is pretty much pointless. Oops.

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4 November 2007



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