For those who do not care to be spoiled here is the review.
|Dead or Dream? Is it like Cake or Death?|
Lewis Jesse plays the main character Shota who is supposed to be a university student but really does not look like he should be anything older than a high school student. Iwamoto Hikaru is able to pull off being that age range though and his character's name is Riku who is a karate champion.
And to finish looking at the Johnny's Hagiya is another that fails to look the age he is supposed to be, which is college age. He just looks like a high school student even though he does look quite different than how he normally looks.
Though to bring out a plot hole here if one of the guns has live rounds in it just simply picking the guns up and finding the one that was the heaviest would be enough to figure out which one was loaded as bullets are not that light. Though perhaps there is an explanation to cover for this that I missed but if not it is a pretty major plot hole.
|A shark impersonation gone wrong.|
|Fujio is disappoint.|
Over all it is a rather weak story. Definitely not something that could be used as a lead in to a drama series. But it does work in helping give the Juniors in it some experience and I would not be surprised to hear about Jesse getting a lead role in a drama at some point in the near future. I am not sure if he really is up to that level acting wise as he has yet to get a role that lets him really act but he did decently here, though he could probably use some work with making his expressions come off as more natural. I just hope they do not try to get him to pull off a university student again as he does not look that old in the slightest.
I am also greatly amused that a Slipknot song was used throughout the special. I personally have never met anyone who was a fan of their music but have heard stories that their fans are a bit... unique.
But outside the issues already pointed out it is not a terrible way to waste about 45 minutes. And most of the cast is rather easy on the eyes at least. And it is pretty fun to to give it the Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment.