This week I decided to focus son those series that just aren’t making the cut – either for being unentertaining or just being plain bad. And if they get outranked by something as silly as Kemono Friends – which I have no intention of dropping at this point – then that should tell you something.
Not to cast any aspersions if this happens to be a show you enjoy; personal tastes differ, of course. Let me know in the comments if you disagree.
First on my list of dropped series is Chain Chronicle. Yes, the plot – and the characters – are far from original, but that’s generally not enough to get me to drop a show. The animation isn’t too bad either. But – I have a hard time putting my finger on it – I’m just not finding any appeal to this show, and I started getting bored by the second episode. I tried pushing on a bit, but if I start falling asleep during an episode regardless of whatever action is taking place on screen, it’s probably time to let it go.
Pictured below: Phoena
As far as idol shows go, there’s really nothing much to recommend Idol Incidents. Does the premise bother me – A bunch of political parties composed of idols join the Diet in order to change Japan? Not so much – silly backstories are part and parcel of quite a few series, but there’s no real substance here. Corrupt politician appears, the girls go in, sing at him (or her) once, problem solved.
Pictured below: Shizuka and Natsuki – members of the Heroine Party
Source: Not sure – closing screen for one of the episodes of Idol Jihen – illustrated by tiv.
I haven’t completely dropped this one yet – mostly because I’m hoping it will start to make sense somewhere along the line. But that hope has been fading with each episode. If you’ve started watching this you’ll get the same feeling that you got with the K project. In a way, the overall animation is quite amazing and detailed, but it’s also like the creators of the project are trying to do too much – trying to get you to focus on the visuals so much that you won’t notice the missing plot.
Pictured below: Most of the cast.
I haven’t dropped this yet either, but I doubt I’m going to make it through the season. Why they couldn’t just stick to the world, rules and characters established by the game is beyond me, and there’s every indication that the story-writers aren’t sure what to keep themselves busy with until there’s a final boss-fight. And then they seem to have trouble sticking to their own rules. The game established sunlight as being harmful to the Synthisters – in the anime they made it direct contact with air. Which makes no sense at all – but the main characters manage to lose quite a shocking amount of clothing without perishing … so they’re being pretty fluid with the point of no return.
Pictured below: Denkigai Nikawa – Tamotsu’s little sister
Source: にわかちゃん | プロテイン欠乏マン [pixiv]