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The Illusion of Depth

NR's Kylaran writes: "One of the reasons I enjoyed Jinrui wa Suitaishimashita (Jintai for short) so much this past season was because it’s a very consistent show across the board. When your story takes place in the form of short, two-episode arcs for the most part, one of your primary concerns as director is to link together the standalone arcs into a cohesive story (or at least, a cohesive product, since it’s debatable that Jintai doesn’t need some sort of unified narrative). In that sense, Jintai is every bit as lacking in depth–or, for lack of a better word, flat–as the content that it portrays in its sometimes unbelievably sharp assessment of modern day culture."

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