Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita

Title:Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
Humanity has Declined
人類は衰退しました (Japanese)
Keywords: , , , , , ,
Notables: NAKAHARA Mai
R1 License - Sentai Filmworks (ADV)
R1 License - Subtitled Only
It has been several centuries since human population has declined. Food has become harder to find and what little sources the humans have are considered highly valuable. The most prosperous species on the Earth are "Fairies", 10 cm tall creatures with high intelligence and a great love for sweets. A nameless girl, the main character, became a UN arbitrator between the humans and the fairies and had returned to her hometown to help her grandfather. One day, the village is sent some strange products made by a company called FairyCo. Since the villagers are wary of using the products, the girl, her grandfather, and a nameless boy decide to go to the factory to find out about the mysterious products and who is behind making them.
(Synopsis courtesy of ANN)

12 episodes

2:06min Series PV - YouTube Video
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Watch 7 5 6 6 5 6 Ggultra2764 [series:2587#1552]
This odd, strange little title supposedly mixes slice-of-life and satire in its focus on our unnamed female lead interacting with fairies and living in a post-apocalyptic future. Much of the show's plot runs in a non-linear and episodic fashion, most episodes having a two-episode arc in its focus on the female lead's duties as UN arbitrator, interacting with the fairies or exploring elements to her past like her first encounter with fairies and meeting up with her assistant. Much of the show's comedy comes from the strange happenings that the lead encounters with others in her timeline, commenting in thought about the absurdity of whatever predicament she gets pulled into and usually having to deal with the antics of the fairies she interacts with. The comedy didn't always click with me in this title, though its premise does allow it to stick out from the many variants of high school slice-of-life comedies that get milked ad nauseum in recent years. Plus, it does at least allow you to learn more about the female lead's past and allows her character to be fleshed out, another plus over many recent slice-of-life comedies that never bother fleshing out characters and are more reliant on their comedy to push things along. Still though, the comedy that Humanity has Declined pushes isn't gonna be the type that appeals to everyone and your mileage will vary on how well you warm up to its bizarre happenings and attempts at so-called satire.

Last updated Sunday, December 29 2013. Created Sunday, December 29 2013.
Watch 8 8 7 7 6 7 chibi [series:2587#2380]
This appears to be a sort of social and political satire woven into some very strange stories about a declining human race coexisting with the naive but talented emerging race of Fairies. It doesn't always work very well and the characters are not the greatest, but it is sort of whimsical and sometimes interesting.

Last updated Friday, September 14 2012. Created Friday, September 14 2012.
Unevaluated Stretch [series:2587#628]
(Six episodes watched):

What the--? A series which is largely about fairies, and the narrator girl who acts as an intermediary between them and humans. Mankind is in decline, for some reason, and apparently fairies have filled the void. They are described as "neo-humans, who, despite their adorable appearance, possess supernatural technology". So, are they traditional fairies or fairy-like creatures that have sprung up due to some sort of future technology? The nameless protagonist is kind of charming and likeable, what with her dry wit and all, and the show is amusing in a weird way while not laugh-out-loud funny. Maybe I just don't 'get' enough of it to consider it to be very funny. There is definitely some imagination and unusual artwork here; it kind of reminds me of Dr. Seuss stuff. But am I interested in these fairies at all? They don't seem to say anything. An unusual show, to say the least.

Unusual isn't necessarily good, however. In a way, I feel as if I ought to be enjoying this show, since it's so outlandish and unconventional, but in another way I don't like the confusion it stirs up within my head without making me laugh all that much. I wish I had a better idea of just what's going on. Where did the fairies come from? What part have they played in mankind's 'decline'? It seems as if the author just liked the notion of fairies and assumed that everyone else would as well, even if no explanation was provided. Again, the theory of comedy which I ascribe to is that things are funny when they make sense in an unexpected manner. But episode six seemed to be chock-full of things happening in unexpected manners, but hardly ever making a shred of sense (a Nautilus?), and thus not being funny. It only fatigues my brain as I search for meaning. So I had gradually gotten to the point where I just barely considered Jinrui worth watching, and now have decided to drop it altogether. It's kind of sad, because there was some definite quality to Jinrui, but it is drowned out by the painfully nonsensical stuff. In the end, I can only wonder what the people who made this series were thinking.

Last updated Sunday, August 26 2012. Created Wednesday, July 04 2012.

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