OneRoom First Impressions

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You are the protagonist. Be prepared to feel creepy.


Honestly, I didn’t make it through the four minutes of this first episode. The deal with you being the protagonist is fine, even if it leads to bumpy camera as ‘you’ move around. What isn’t so fine is the lingering camera shot on the girls skirt, the sweeping shot up her body, and the return lingering shot on her chest. They put you in the place of the protagonist and then got you to feel like you were ogling your new high school neighbour. That I probably would have still finished the episode after except, they then break the illusion that the camera is from your point of view by giving you a low angle shot from behind said neighbour suggestively tilting up her skirt. Seriously, if even the people who made this aren’t actually invested in the ‘you are the protagonist’ line then I’m out. Because unless you suddenly, mid-converation, walked around the girl and crouched down behind her, that shot had no point existing.

OneRoom is available on Crunchyroll.

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Karandi James.


23 thoughts on “OneRoom First Impressions

  1. Whenever I see this anime mentioned, I wonder who on earth thought it would be a good idea to make a first-person anime about randomly creeping on girls. Hentai would be a far healthier option.

  2. The whole idea behind the show (you being the protagonist) is pretty interesting, but it’s wasted on the fact that it’s used as Incest and Friends simulator v1.0.

    What a waste, and what a terrible series. Not worth it.

    1. That would be nice. The concept could work (though will probably always be a bit creepy), but putting the audience into an uncomfortable position probably isn’t the best move a first episode could make.

  3. Reading through this, this really does sound terrible. In a really creepy and disturbing way if you ask me. Well definitely going to pass on this show.

  4. That sounds so disturbing. The whole thing with the first person POV would be off-putting to me enough, but all the awkward camera angles would just make me feel gross and disgusted. Thanks for watching it so we don’t have to, haha. We appreciate your sacrifice.

  5. Hmm, I can’t see anything wrong with this. Karandi, you seem to be willing to pass on this 10/10 hidden gem. Seriously though, too bad it is pretty bad, the concept isn’t a bad one. Execusion counts for a lot.

      1. Yeah, but the trashy nature of what you described didn’t really help it either. Oh well, plenty of other good anime to occupy the time this season (not that I’m watching any of it really).

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