April 07, 2004

Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai Episode 1

Kono Minikuku Mo Utsukushii Sekai

"Dawn Is the Separation of Light and Darkness"

A subtitle befitting of the show's title!

This is the sort of first episode that makes me never want to watch a show again.

Everything about it is confused. I know nothing about this show. After watching one installment, I still know nothing about this show. It's got parts of a high school story, some sort of harem thing going on, science fiction, a mysterious girl from who knows where (that matches our hero's desire), crazy transformations and monster battling! Uh, so what the hell is this show really about then?

It seems like it's an attempt to be really mysterious about the various themes and plots of this show. Well, that's all well and good, except I'd really like to know what kind of show I'm watching. Everything that happens is either vague or unexplained. Not to mention the whole part in the beginning about extinctions of species on earth and stuff. No really, how does it all fall together?

Okay, naturally that's what the other episodes are for, but I really can't stress enough how much I feel the need to know more about the show from one episode. Luckily, I feel duty-bound to watch another episode, so they win this time!

The art and animation is all top notch (no surprise there, it's a Gainax production). More fanservice than I expected (and a lot of it very blatant), but it's not so bad that if you're allergic to that sort of thing that you'll want to turn it off. If I knew more about the show, I'd have a better idea of whether or not all the fanservice is appropriate or not, but at this point, who knows. Who am I kidding? This is anime, it's all appropriate and necessary.

I'd like to say more about the show, but really, I'm just confused.

Rating: C+

Posted by Kei at April 7, 2004 12:54 AM
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