Space Patrol Luluco – Mini Review

Short-form Show; Big Time Fun

79073lI finally found one! Space Patrol Luluco is the first Trigger show to date that I enjoyed all the way through. While this series was a short form as apposed to the usual full-length series, it was easily one of the best of the Spring 2016 season.

Luluco was funny and the story was pretty good once it actually got told. The story isn’t anything fancy but for a short form series that’s not a big issue. It’s rather simple and straight forward, just over the top in typical Trigger fashion. If anything, the story is pretty normal, which is kind of the point for anyone that’s seen it.

Granted this show did have a filler arc. That being said, it was easily my favorite. Normally, I hate filler episodes, but for Luluco I absolutely loved it. Seeing Trigger reference their other works, even dating back to some obscure Gainax titles, was hilarious and I just couldn’t stop laughing. My favorite episode was the spoof of Kill La Kill. Trust me, it’s gold.

While the show was over the top, like any Trigger production, it always felt grounded compared to their other works. Sure it was wacky and out there at times, but it never felt like the story lost track of itself and what it was trying to convey. I think this is one show that people should definitely check out, it’s a small time investment and will at worst be a fun time for almost any viewer.


Pretty short and sweet today. Did you enjoy Luluco or did this one pass you by? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this series in the comments below. If you enjoy my writing please hit the button below and throw a few bucks my way so I can feel good about myself. Any way, thanks as always for reading, and hope to see you back here at Jon Spencer Reviews again soon!

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15 thoughts on “Space Patrol Luluco – Mini Review

  1. Luluco is not only my favourite Trigger show (by a mile) but it’s also one of my Top 10 Anime series of all-time, so this was a real pleasure to read!

    While Trigger shows tend to be a lot more “out there” and “weird” compared to the majority of shows by other studios, I think the fact that Luluco was more grounded, but still kinda weird, was why it appealed to me a lot more than their usual works. It’s a lot more easily digestible due to its short length and less wacky story and I feel it works in the shows favour.

    Glad you had a good time with it!

    AWAKE! JUSTICE GUN MORPHIN’!!!

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    1. Exactly, it being a short form show really let it play to its strengths and not turn into a mess. I also liked that it was grounded yet still had room to be weird some too.

      I’m also glad you enjoyed the show. You liked it even more than I did! 😀

      Her transformation slays me XD

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  2. Not heard of this one, but after looking it up it’s probably because it is one of those 5 minutes shows which I tend to avoid (Saiki Kusuo excluded as they compile it into a full 25 minute episode).

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  3. Seriously, I love that Luluco is considered tame compared to the rest of Trigger’s work, and Luluco is a magical space ranger girl that turns into a gun.

    I liked it better than Inferno Cop, though I liked Inferno Cop for the memes a bit more.

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    1. Pretty wild when you think about it that way lol XD

      I actually haven’t seen Inferno Cop or some of the other works referenced here but that didn’t stop me from having a great time with this show 🙂

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  4. Haven’t heard of this one yet, but..you know me, I am not a huge fan of comedies, so I think I will pass this on this one. Glad you enjoyed it though, and even though it was a short post, you still managed to review it in a very nice way, which is not an easy thing to do in such a short post 😊

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