When it comes to a bad piece of media whether it be a movie TV show music or even anime the worst thing to have to sit through is a bad comedy. When it comes to every other genre there is at least something to enjoy or appreciate like its atmosphere technical quality soundtrack maybe a great or fun performance or two or just the potential of its premise. But with a comedy it relies entirely on its jokes and when its jokes arent funny it has literally nothing else to go on. Youre not going to watch a comedy got its plot or special effects the jokes are the entire reason that youre there. And thats where Spelunker Sensei comes in. Based on the Spelunker video game franchise Spelunker Sensei ENG: Spelunker is a Teacher is a one shot OVA release in March of 2011 about a man named Spelunker being a teacher in your standard Japanese High School. And thats pretty much the entire premise. Unfortunately there arent really jokes in Spelunker Sensei so much as there is one joke singular. Spelunker dies really easily and he continually dies over and over again from things that dont normally kill people. Its literally only the one premise for a joke repeated over and over again for 30 minutes. The OVA could have been Spelunker telling stories of him dying in various absurd or silly situations but everyone points out that he couldnt have died because hes standing right in front of him and people point out that maybe he has a faulty memory or say that he is making up funny stories but we all now that he was telling the truth the entire time and maybe at the end of the OVA someone finds out that he wasnt lying. At least it would have been something. Somehow they managed to get Tomokazu Sugita who is known for his roles such as Kyon from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Gintoki Sakata from Gintama. You dont get someone like that unless you actually did have a budget. Did the guy owe someone something or lose a bet? Maybe they had him in studio and had him spent an extra hour in the recording booth. Im guessing that this is where the budget went since the animation for the show is pretty basic. This was released 2 years after Spelunker HD was released on the PS3 in Japan and around the same time as the European release for the game and a year after a Japanese exclusive version of the game called Spelunker Black was released so Im wondering if it was released in tandem with that game to promote it or was just made off the success of the game. But when it comes down to it dont bother watching Spelunker Sensei. Even a lot of the infamous bad anime out there have more to laugh at even if was unintentional.
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