Kokkoku is a very odd show (just check out it’s opening theme) but it is the kind of odd that potentially could be quite good. That is ‘potentially’. Despite being three episodes in I’m still struggling just to remember character names and so far very few of them have any kind of distinctive personality.
There’s clearly some kind of backstory going on between the woman with the kidnappers/killers/cultists and the family but the few glimpses we’ve gotten don’t paint much of a picture. I was also kind of hoping the kid waking up would be more of a plot development but instead it just gave us a scene of him dancing around in stasis which I somehow don’t think is going to contribute much to the overall story.
I really do want to like this because the overall idea is pretty cool and yet so far the execution isn’t quite doing it justice. It isn’t bad, but without investing in any of the characters essentially nothing has happened in over an episode of any consequence.
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