*jokes about sexual assault are not funny!*
The show is about……..I’m not sure???
I feel that there are 3 different ways one can watch this anime.
- Tomoya can’t directly reflect how he feels in the real world so he interprets it into a dating simulator. This root in theory gets him all the girls while at the same time none of the girls.
- He is a dense otaku manipulating people so that he can live within his own little delusion. The way he talks and treats Megumi as if she was his character is a little disturbing and really makes you wonder about his mental health (it’s ok to have her be in character when you are look for ideas……however, it gets very creepy when he expects her to be like that 24 7).
- The show is trying to say: “life is like a dating simulator”
Which is why I reply with: “It’s not like that at all!”
By the midway point in this anime split into two shows: one which had a main female lead that looked at the games from a realistic eye and two being straight up over dramatized trash.
If you want to do the “life is like a dating simulator” plot you have to commit to it from the start! All this drama has no impact of the final game which makes the drama feel extra hollow by the time you reach the last episode.
I don’t mind telling you how this anime ends: A band plays a song and one root of his game is completed. *T_T I feel so fulfilled.*
My score 4/10
The first half was average, the second half nosedives into a different anime where everyone is over dramatic for the sake of being over dramatic.
*If anyone is looking for context: The animators panned down to her boobs for no reason and made them jiggle (it comes out of nowhere). *
This anime from episode 1-5 is not really that interesting a watch. The show was bland, slow and lacking a tone outside of: “look at all the anime references! Don’t you love how he wants to turn this emotionless girl into his dream character?” Not really.
T_o The logic of the show is: “keep them bland, that way when you add emotion it hits hard.”
Do people in japan really read books where cardboard characters interact with no chemistry until the midway point? How is one meant to get any emotional impact from an underserved random shock moment? I’m not going: “That was a hard hitting scene” I’m more: “Where the heck did that come from????”
Episode 6 completely loses any form of creativity and ops for the paint by numbers anime pandering approach. The juxtaposition between this episode and the first 5 is so drastic I can now understand why in episode 0 the girls sexually assaults him for fun…..and nobody speaks of it after.
T_T He has sex with his writer……which had no build up!
Girl: “We are friends”
Guy: “I want to make my game”
Girl: “let’s have sex”
What the hell!
The fan service in this episode is uncomfortable to watch at time, while at others it is so out of place you can’t help but laugh.
extra: Did anyone-ells spot that one of the background songs is clearly “Lovely Day”.