Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai

Title:Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai
A Good Librarian Like A Good Shepard
大図書館の羊飼い (Japanese)
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Kyoutarou Kakei has always had an affinity towards books in hopes to find answers to his life. With a mentor's promise, he continues to search for a book with his absolute hope. However, this changes when he receives a foretelling message saying that "Today, something will happen that will change your fate. --From the Shepherd." Due to this premonition, his normal school life at Shiomoi Academy becomes entangled due to the optimistic Tsugumi Shirasaki and the Shimoi Happy Project.
(Synopsis courtesy of ANN)

12 episodes
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:2979#628]
(Part of one episode watched):

"What's this soft thing in my hand"? the male protagonist asks himself after being knocked off his feet along with a cute girl. Oh, for God's sake, how long does it take an anime nowadays to effectively declare that it is going to follow the same sordid and lazy pathway of half-assed erotic jokes and not much else? For a moment I had thought that this guy's ability to have accurate premonitions of the future might be fashioned into something interesting, but no, that would be too good to be true. Did I really need to sit through any more of this? It quickly became clear that it wasn't going to be funny, so would there be any sort of story to it? I fast-forwarded through the second half, and got a semblance of an idea of what the show would be about: there's some school legend about a mysterious character known as the 'Shepherd', and he's sending people text messages. But the characters spend the episode getting into dumb problems and finding dumb ways out of them, so character development doesn't seem to be in the cards. Since I don't give a damn about them I can't give a damn about what the messages portend, either. When a show patronizes me as thoroughly as this one does, I feel insulted and want nothing to do with it.

Last updated Wednesday, March 25 2015. Created Monday, October 13 2014.

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