Today’s #TIBA Honorable Mention is a skilled enough thief to steal KaiserNeko’s heart.

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Stay tuned after the video for our judges’ commentary!

  • D-man

    Incomplete? So its incomplete becuase it ends on a clifthanger?

  • Bruce Wayne

    Was it the really good song choices and audio mixing?

  • Disgruntled cat

    The sound mixing was a little weird and the constant switching of the music was kind of distracting, but other than that I thought it was very enjoyable and would watch more.

  • Chase TB

    I REALLY wish this was completed. Very clever, but it felt like a first draft of an essay without a conclusion. With another coat of paint and a satisfying conclusion, this could’ve been a contender for number 1. Hope to see more from this guy.

  • Kyo And Ruka

    This was the only Honorable Mention that I didn’t think deserved to be in the Top 30. To be honesty, out of the thirty entries, honorable mentions, and f*** the judges; this was the worst of them. I mean the creator should be proud, he got KaiserNeko’s Honorable Mention which seeing how tough a critic he is; is a big deal. That being said, it wasn’t my cup of tea, was really random and confusing, and this was in my opinion out of the around 100 or so entries I watched/skimmed through; in the bottom ten for sure.

  • JustAHologram

    I feel like that was a missed opportunity to use the Wilhelm Scream

  • TactilePope

    Not too crazy about this, but I thought it still ranked better than some of the lower entries. The “Get off on Kit E. Pourne” gag was one of the funniest bits in the whole contest.

  • Xeredge

    Whelp, I guess Kaiser had no horable mention
    Edit: honorable, but same old same old

  • Stephen Rosebaugh-Nordan

    Yeah, Kaiser made the original Lupin Abridged and what episodes remain blew this out of the water…This was not good. I admit to liking some of the bits, like the kite e porn was kinda funny as jokes go, but…I agree with the masses, what the hell was that? I mean, it wasn’t funny for the most part, it didn’t really make sense or world build an abridged series, voice work and script were hit and miss and the sound track was…really distracting. I agree this seems like a plea to the original abridger, but…sorry, man, no. Not quality work. Does anyone think the robbed comment refers to Lupin robbing that jeweler at the beginning? Anyone…just me? Oh, okay…

  • Leemy

    this entry was garbage, no idea what Kaiser’s on about

  • red1344321

    I disagree that this didn’t make the list. The contest was to make an episode of an abridged series. They completed a pretty good one. DBZA did 3 parts to ep. 30 so I can say that none of those were complete episodes? Its simply ep. 1 part 1 which is good enough that it would have needed more time than allotted to complete part 2. Its not like this just cut off because of time. It had a full story in it that I personally liked. And the harshest judge picked it as his HM, so It could have at least made the list above the other 20 revealed top finalist he hated. (He stopped hating after 11).

    • Scott “KaiserNeko” Frerichs

      That’s not the reason it didn’t make the Top 30. It just didn’t aggregate scores enough to make it.

  • android19

    I have no idea what I just saw.

  • Nicholas Howell

    Even if this was completed, I was severely confused and the plot of this made no sense whatsoever. It sounds like Kaiser was more of a fan of the person and/or the subject matter to warrant the “you were robbed” comment.

    • Scott “KaiserNeko” Frerichs

      Nope and nope.

      I thought it was a good, but incomplete, entry. I don’t know Chad, I’m not a “fan”, and Lupine does nothing for me if it isn’t funny to me

      • D-man

        t you use to Abridged Lupin?

  • “you were robbed”
    does kaiser mean he should have made the list?
    does kaiser mean he should have won?
    i dunno

    • Shane Raymond Armstrong

      It’s an anime about robbing people?

      Come on, people.

  • Ivan LeRoy

    I’m assuming this was left out solely because it was an “incomplete” project? What a damn shame.

    Another one of those very rare few entries where a character’s pathos is both put on display and still rides the comedic tone smoothly. However, if there is any true criticism to this (besides the fact that it’s incomplete), it’s that despite how good the writing is, you can almost see it physically in front of you. You SEE the set up, you KNOW the punchline is coming every time. Thankfully, the punchline is almost always a fucking home run. Good job, Chad!

    • Ben “hbi2k”

      The other judges didn’t like this as much as Kaiser did, or else it probably would’ve made the list. It’s certainly not solely because Kaiser considers it incomplete.

      • Ivan LeRoy

        Alright, fair enough.

        Is it alright to ask what you didn’t (and did) like about it? You don’t have to, but I can’t help myself from asking.

      • Ben “hbi2k”

        It’s all right to ask, but as a judge I feel like it would be a little rude to answer in detail. None of the other judges showed up in the comments of my Honorable Mention and told me what they didn’t like about it.