Buta no Liver wa Kanetsu Shiro

Title:Buta no Liver wa Kanetsu Shiro
Butareba: The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig
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Notables: Animation - project No. 9
MATSUOKA Yoshitsugu
NOTO Mamiko
A 'college student science nerd' finds himself somehow transformed into a pig in another world. Fortunately, Jess, a member of the Yethna clan of maids, can read his mind and psychically communicate with him. She says it might just be possible that the King, who is descended from a long line of mages, might be able to turn him back into a human.

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Unevaluated Stretch [series:4733#628]
(Two episodes watched)

Hmmm, what to say about this show... So far it seems to be relying on fanservice to a good extent. If you must be a pig, be a pig that can try to look up a girl's skirt. If that were possible, it might be worth it, apparently. I would be terribly embarrassed if a hot girl could read every thought that crossed my mind while in her presence, but the protagonist seems to be a semi-masochist who gets a bit of a thrill out of girls describing him as a figurative pig. While this is a bizarre and unusual premise, I can't imagine how it could be kept 'fresh' for twelve episodes or so; in fact, I'm not sure it was ever fresh to begin with. I am curious what the explanation for this guy's transformation may be, assuming we get one. Just dreaming up a strange premise does not mean everything afterwards will be a breeze; in fact, it may demand even more work than an ordinary one would.

I watched episode two, and it seemed that while it is by no means brilliant there was more to this show than I had expected. Jess has taken some serious risks for Buta's sake, a decision made entirely on her own. And there were a couple of laughs. But the plot will need to get moving and keep moving in order to remain worth watching.

Last updated Saturday, November 11 2023. Created Wednesday, October 18 2023.

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