July 11, 2013
What I witnessed was twenty three minutes and fifty two seconds of the most depressing, painful and downright mean reliving of high-school hell I've ever seen. This was not funny, or insightful...it was just very sad.
Tomoko Kuroki is a painfully shy high school freshman who has terrible anxiety about speaking to people and yet longs for friendship. She tries changing her appearance, with disastrous results, she's called ugly when she's not ignored and even her own brother doesn't particularly want to talk to her. She descends in to bitterness and despair.
...at which point I started wondering "Well then. Where's the punch line?"
Thus far there isn't one. There is just the festering emotional pain of a broken, wretchedly lonely girl as she shuffles down the narrowing corridors of her sanity.
I found it so disturbing that I could not sleep last night.
I don't think I'll be following this, but I may watch episode 2 to see if the writers deign to provide any glimmer of hope for this poor girl.
I didn't even watch it.
About a month ago, I saw it on Nere's Summer Season preview, and thought the art very interesting.
So, I went and read the manga. All of them. Thinking: it has to get better... it has too!
Kudos to the writer, though: he's found a whole new form of 'horrid' I'd never known.
Posted by: Tiberius at Thu Jul 11 15:47:56 2013 (97M8h)
BTW, did you remark on amazing similarity between the siblings? SAME EYES. Same names, too.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thu Jul 11 17:55:17 2013 (RqRa5)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Fri Jul 12 10:43:35 2013 (RqRa5)
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