Ren Fujii is a normal student who just had a fistfight with his former best friend, leading him to break off their friendship. But with the help of his childhood friend, Kasumi Ayase, and upperclassman, Rea Himuro, he’s gradually returning to his normal school life. Then a series of brutal murders in which the victims are decapitated begins to strike their city. Strangely, at the same time, Ren starts to have terrifying nightmares of being beheaded by a guillotine. But these are just a prelude to the painful and terrifying battles to come.
– from Crunchyroll
I kind of get that given this is an episode 0 and not the first episode that the alignment between the synopsis and the episode may not be wonderful, however I paused the video mid-watch to go re-read the synopsis because I couldn’t actually tell I was watching the anime I thought I started.
Certainly I am going to watch the actual episode 1 of this, but to be honest, this one looks like it is headed for a drop, or at the very least a ‘They Made This’ kind of show. Pretty much every character is psychotic in an over-the-top look-at-me-psycho kind of way and I have no idea at all what we were supposed to get from this episode. If it was some kind of back story that might be important later, I don’t think this helped because this is kind of an explanation free mess with a lot of characters, some seemingly random fight sequences, and something about the blonde guy being the perfect example of a German.
Then just when maybe things might have been coming together in a way that may have allowed any of this to make sense everything starts glowing, there’s some kind of portal and we get a whole bunch of cut scenes of other random characters with random powers killing random people.
So I finished this episode in an absolute state of confusion, I can’t say anything about the story because I have no idea what it is about, and I don’t know if any of these characters are actually important or not or if they’ll even still be around next episode, not that we learnt all that much about them. Great start! (By the way, that was sarcastic.)
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