Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyouchuu]

Title:Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyouchuu]
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Akatsuki Iride and seven other charismatic game streamers wake up in the world of a mysterious free-to-play game called Naka no Hito Genome. Now they are competing in real-life games with life-or-death stakes, but clearing several game tasks could earn them 100 million lives.
(Synopsis courtesy of ANN)

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(Two episodes watched):

This was a show for which I had to borrow the ANN synopsis, because I was confused by episode one and did not understand exactly what was going on. So, these teenagers have been abducted and are being forced to do the bidding of the llama-like man? Who or what is a "Let's Player"? Is the goal of attaining 100 million 'likes' for this game a joke? If so, I didn't 'get' it. What will happen to the teens if they refuse (lots of peppers in their food?)? What does this have to do with genetics and genomes? I guess the most confusing part of all was that it was unclear whether the show was trying to amuse me or shock me. There was a hint of intrigue, but it managed to leave me extremely confused and without a reference point to stand on. I hope it is not primarily a comedy, because, again, I didn't get most of the jokes. If it is mystery or something else it will definitely need to shape up soon before I throw my hands up and walk away. None of the characters, except maybe Llama-man, generated much interest within me. I started watching episode two but found that I had forgotten so much (due to the confusions) that I needed to rewatch episode one first. My impression from the rewatch was that comedy seemed to be predominant, but there was a definite hint that the teenagers' lives are in danger. How does this outfit, '13th Street' recruit a ghost and a giant panda? Is this story taking place within a video game, or in the real world? It seems that the viewer will need to know a fair amount about the different genres of video game that are popular in Japan in order to make complete sense of this. After episode two I feel even more that this is a comedy rather than a drama. Nothing scary happened, and a ridiculous farce resulted when three boys didn't take their instructions seriously for the 'nuturing' game they were playing. It wasn't bad, but I don't know if the quantity of laughs I got in exchange for my time and attention was a good deal.

Last updated Sunday, August 18 2019. Created Tuesday, July 16 2019.

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