Oh god. That cuteness.
With most of this season’s main character are women. They would have to try harder to get me invested in a series. If you don’t have a beautiful, young and fresh shota to sacrifice to me, I wouldn’t be looking at you. But I guess we have our first Anime this season that at least got me “slightly” interested.
If I don’t have a juicy sausage character to see every time. At least have a beautiful sidekick, or assistant. At least we have that here so that goes three in my scale that got me interested in this series: 1) Cute Fairies 2) Shota 3)Story. I am suspecting that our assistant is a robot. But that makes it more interesting for me. Why? I will just leave it to your imagination.
In regards to the story. For which is fairly (pun intended) interesting, as this is set in a post-apocalyptic timeline where HUMANITY HAS DECLINED. Yes. Hence the title. Included with it is shortage of food and the decrease in birthrates. Humans seem to have regressed and went back to the pre 17-18th century living of sort, or so I think with the women’s sense of fashion and how they get their food. It seems rapid manufacturing and consumption has taken its toll in the environment and as well as the psychology of the human race, in a particular scene where the main character is having a second thoughts of killing the chickens. Which also reminded me of a discovery channel experiment of having city folks live as stone-age people and got into this melodrama for killing an animal for survival. Then we go into this topic on mass-production and synthetic engineering to go on about the increasing demand for food. Let’s also get to the part where Humans are not really democratic and mostly just agree on who ever is the alpha male or do shit and if shit gets to shove, they will just hide it for pride’s sake. Typical politics and human aspects that doesn’t really belong or needed in such a dire situation. I am bewildered as to why the Humans in these anime seem to accept their doom and never had the slight motivation to rise back (because it’s not shounen?). The fairies seem to be interested and puzzled by this behaviour of some sort. But I think these issues will be addressed in the Anime at some point, I think.
On to the aesthetics and other technical jumbo. The art style is ok. Or may I’m just saying that, is because I already have a shota to look forward to. Scamp and some pundits seems to dislike the director for doing serious stuff. Clearly the presentation is pretty out-of-place for such a depressing premise. But at the same time, I kind of like the way it is presented. Sort of a dark comedish way, where grim situations are handled in a positive manner or nonchalant manner. I maybe finding and excuse to like the director but I do agree that it wasn’t presented well enough to make it an impressive episode. I just hope that it won’t waste its potential as we move on and avoid being like Fractale.
Overall, I’m liking the anime. It manage to got the points I need to stick onto. It has a cute shota; an interesting story; and enough cuteness. So I’m sticking to this a bit more.
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