There was definitely a lot of potential in this anime and even until the last couple of episodes it could have potentially been very good. However their lack of ability early on to make me care about the characters has been a persistent problem and with a plot lacking substantial explanations that might hold it together and weirdness that occurs seemingly for the sake of weirdness but isn’t really explored, overall this story is kind of failing to keep me engaged at this point.
Sagawa as the villain has been a particular disappointment as he came along when the show desperately needed something to hook viewers in and it seemed like he offered some interesting possibilities. Silly fight sequence, lack of motive, and now transformation through being organs to being a cocoon, to whatever (no spoiler) at the end of the episode, he really is just another character I don’t really care about enough for this to have any impact even if it made sense.
However, the story is drawing to a close. I think the big problem with this show is there is no central idea going on. It started out with the kidnapping of the grandchild to force the family into stasis so the stone could be stolen. We’ve move a long way away from save the grandchild and the stone has been smashed for episodes now. While it would be nice for some resolution from this story, I’m really not holding my breath at this point.
- Episode 10: Stuck – Unstuck
- Episode 9: No Idea What The End Game Is Here
- Episode 8: Sagawa Is A Man on A Mission
- Episode 7: All Their Reasons
- Episode 6: The Plot Thickens as the Brother Gets Thinner
- Episode 5: Motives Matter, So What Do These Characters Want?
- Episode 4: More on Stasis
- Episode 3: Slow Progress
- Episodes 1 + 2: This Is What A Bad Day Looks Like
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