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Well, This Anime Looks Different. Thank Goodness.

For what seems like forever now, googly-eyed saccharine cute characters have dominated Japanese anime. In the past few years, there seems to be a sea change. This is a good thing.

On Japanese site NicoNico, a little over 48 percent of viewers said the show was great. Twenty percent said it was pretty good, while 8.4 percent said it was okay. In case you are interested, 16.5 percent said it was bad (the rest thought it wasn't very good).

There are those who might not like the visual aesthetics or think the animation was done poorly. Others might have found the show boring. Fair enough. But at least it's different.

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koga882413d ago

Different in this case means that it looks absolutely terrible. Probably the worst looking thing that I've seen in my entire time watching anime.

Simon_Brezhnev2413d ago

I tried it and dropped it within 15 minutes. This type of show will be better off being a live action instead.

Hydralysk2412d ago

Gotta agree with this, I read enough of the manga to know there's nothing surreal enough in it to necessitate it being an anime, it's all about a spiral of psychological trauma and despair.

Hergula2413d ago

It seems to be so bad, that I actually want to watch it.

Saviior952413d ago

When you look at the thumbnail it reminds me of the art style of Mamoru Hoshida (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) but when you click on it that thought goes out of my mind.

futurefrog2413d ago

Exhibit A of why Kotaku are a terrible website.

coolbeans2412d ago (Edited 2412d ago )

Surely their anime news has been submitted enough in the past to make this case Exhibit Q.

Qrphe2412d ago (Edited 2412d ago )

It's nice to at least see an Anime that is trying something artistically different than all the generic moecrap out there.

koga882412d ago

Different doesn't automatically mean that it is better. "Moecrap" can be varied enough to still look rather impressive and well done compared to what is found in this series. Trying to defend something simply because they tried something new isn't a plus, it's a negative. Something new that fails should be called a failure and not praised.

Baka-akaB2412d ago (Edited 2412d ago )

besides let's not pretend there arent every spring and fall anime seasons at least alternative to moe . Or that there isnt at least one surprising or good "moe anime" once everywhile . No reason to settle for crap like this or praise it

Trunkz Jr2412d ago

Just because your poop came out cute pink does not mean it's better then your other poops, it's still poop...

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