Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Anime Opinion

Popping in with some fun stuff. Thanks to an internet reviewer JesuOtaku, I've recently become aware of a cool new anime to watch called Jinrui wa Suitaishimashita, Humanity Has Declined. Before I get in to what it's about, here's the intro, song by nano.RIPE.
I like the interesting take it has on apocalyptic events, instead of living in mechanical wastelands, humanity has gotten smaller and lives in small rural areas. Alongside humans are the fairies, and that's where the main character comes in. Her grandfather was the mediator going between the fairies and humans to keep peace, but now it's her job. One of the things I liked about this anime is the lack of names. The main character is nameless, going by titles only, as does her grandfather and her assistant. Very few people have names that aren't titles of what they do. The show can get dark at times with it's humor, but it's understandable considering humanity is dying out, and a few of the characters have a grim outlook on life.
The episodes can be a bit confusing at times with figuring out where they fit. The first few episodes seem to go by in a linear order, but then the next episodes are like flashbacks to things that happened before the start of the series. But it doesn't tell you in the beginning that it's from X years ago, you have to figure it out on your own through subtle story cues. It can get confusing, especially when the main character is tricked into time traveling by the fairies. I'm hooked on it already and can't wait until each episode airs. Here's a clip from episode 1.

I'm always looking for new things to watch, leave a suggestion in the comments below. I've moved on to Durarara, heard some good things about it, I'll update you next time!

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