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Notables: Animation - Sublimation
NODA Yudai
You wouldn't know it, but Kakeru Miwa is the sole survivor of a disaster that devastated the city of Obara eight years ago. He had a bizarre dream last night--it involved mecha-like warriors fighting each other while ugly monsters ran wild, and a shrine maiden reaching out to him. It turns out to be a premonition, as such things largely come to pass during a school field trip to a museum display about the Obara incident. He finds himself in a damned-if-he-does-and-damned-if-he-doesn't situation that demands that he choose between certain death and allying himself with an Oni (demon).

12 episodes
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:4406#628]
(One-and-a-half episodes watched):

Episode one of this show seemed interesting early on, but with time it began to seem more and more like various shows I'd seen before. In particular, the part where Kakeru chooses to combine with some sort of demon-possessed mobile suit, but by sheer willpower keeps it from running amok (and instead of being rewarded for his actions finds himself being viewed with suspicion afterwards) all reminded me of Jujutsu Kaisen. Kakeru undergoes a sudden and difficult to believe transformation as he decides to use his amazing newly gained powers for the sake of good. No doubt he will do something heroic which will persuade the others to trust him. I thought Princess Oka was the character I liked best. In general, kind of stereotypical, but at least it seemed to choose the best elements to copy. I decided to continue watching. But my interest rapidly evaporated during episode two. Just what the deal is with these Onis and sharp-toothed monsters remains unexplained. They seem to have been to blame for the disaster that Kakeru was the only survivor of (another stereotype), but there was nothing all that interesting about them. How did creatures with nothing more than teeth and claws as weapons manage to annihilate an entire city? How has such a major threat gone so unnoticed for so long? Why do a mere four people, apparently acting independently of the government, seem to be the only unit resisting them? How do mobile suits become 'possessed'? It all makes little sense, and I realized that I simply didn't want to watch any more of this and quit in the middle of episode two.

Last updated Monday, November 01 2021. Created Monday, October 25 2021.

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