Joukamachi no Dandelion

Title:Joukamachi no Dandelion
Castle Town Dandelion
城下町のダンデライオン (Japanese)
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Notables: HANAZAWA Kana
The everyday lives of the nine super-powered siblings of the royal family are monitored by more than 200 surveillance cameras and broadcast nationwide. The people of the nation who are watching the broadcast will have the ability to elect the next monarch. Akane is the third-oldest sister who can manipulate gravity. She is shy and desperately does not want to be caught on camera.
(Synopsis courtesy of ANN)

12 episodes
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:3078#628]
(Part of one episode watched):

Or was it the entire episode? I don't remember, because it was a couple of days ago and Dandelion couldn't summon much interest from within me. The royal family of somewhere or other lives as pretty much ordinary Japanese citizens, except they are under ceaseless observation by countless video cameras for security's sake. Oh yeah, and one daughter can fly--I had thought that seeing her do that in the OP sequence was just a metaphor or whatever, but apparently she really can. I just did not detect anything of interest to me in episode one; I don't think a large, healthy family is particularly interesting, even if they are royalty and have supernatural powers. In fact, I had hoped they wouldn't have inexplicable powers, because somehow that seemed to guarantee that the show would rely on that twist to entertain us and no intriguing plot would be forthcoming. I find it hard to believe that whatever stunts the various siblings can perform will be of much interest to me. The main conflict here seems to be that the siblings are competing to be 'elected'(?) king/queen; but I frankly don't care whether protagonist Akane wins or not. Why should I? A person who hates being under surveillance is still a stranger to me. Some shows reach out and forcefully grab the viewer's interest; and some flail around with nonsensical bits and pieces of a story, and the viewer only wants them to be over. This is not a bad show, which uses offensive shortcuts like fanservice to patronize the viewer--just a boring one.

Last updated Saturday, July 18 2015. Created Friday, July 17 2015.

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