(Two episodes watched):|
This had sounded like an intriguing premise, but this show seemed to be doing about everything it could to shoot itself in the foot and in general be as unambitious as possible. It seemed very rough around the edges; the dialogue is poorly chosen and the show just feels as if it has been dumbed down to appeal to the least demanding viewers possible. The protagonist does about everything he can to handicap himself and convince others not to trust him--even before he realizes that the King's Game is going to reoccur at his new school. Characters seem simplistic and uninteresting. Such a haphazard approach to anime making makes it hard to be horrified or even wonder who the King is or whether there's any way of defeating him. Around a third of the class is dead by the end of the first episode, which seems kind of rushed--as if horror is supposed to come from quantity rather than quality. Still, the basic premise was fairly intriguing and I felt I must watch at least one more episode in hopes that the show would shape up. But so far this was looking like the sort of show of which I think that had I been provided with the basic premise I could have written a better version myself than the people who made the anime did. And episode two, unfortunately, only reinforced my original impressions: that this is an unambitious show which relies on fanservice and raw violence since it lacks finesse and cleverness. At the end of the episode not a single character had voiced the obvious question of who the hell is this 'King' person, why is he doing this, what does he want, etc. As a result, I think I will decline to watch this show.
Last updated Monday, November 13 2017. Created Monday, October 30 2017.