Posted by psgels on 12 August 2012 with categories: Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita

With this epsiode, the fairies watched Groundhog Day and thought “hey, we can do that too!” The result was a very surreal episode. And with this series, that has to say something.

Also, what made this different from Groundhog Day was that Watashi kept running into herself. At first I thought that these would be future versions of herself, but since we never got to see those this remains just speculations. All that’s clear is that the fairies were hungry and this only became clear near the end when suddenly everyone started making cakes.

I’ve made my complaints about Assistant-kun, but in this episode he had a very interesting role to play. One thing that’s always fun about the series with a disjointed narrative is seeing all of the out of order introductions, and this was the point at which he apparently got introduced. Does that mean that he won’t appear in the final arcs or are we currently watching the chronological first arc of the story? I doubt that though, because something tells me that the creators still want to explain why Watashi’s watch broke. Also why was grandfather gearing up for battle?
Rating: 5/8 (Great)

10 Responses

  1. Cytl says:

    It seems like this was the first arc to be resolved in just one episode, although some questions remained unanswered so who knows. The episode was great, quite a mind-rapist.

  2. UltimateReaper says:

    I liked it, got a bit annoyed at the whole repeat thing, but with this series what you’re given is what you get, and thats fine too.

  3. JasonP says:

    I started this series totally blinking and wondering what the hell it would be about. Now, I no longer care, its just that good. The social commentaries, the play on the decline of humanity, and the lovable but insane faeries are just a delight. Its the gem of this year, IMHO. I look forward to the next episode everyday. :)

  4. Scruffy says:

    It’s amazing how something so cute as a fairy can be so .. twisted! That scene where they were playing volleyball with a head was just weird!!!

    • UltimateReaper says:

      I think thats the Dark Satire dripping through, personally I have nice inclinations towards dark humor and “that sort of thing” the little faeries get away with so much, its funny, this show is strange, but quite likable.

  5. Qwerty1 says:

    Assistant could appear in the final arcs, he just can’t meet Watashi during them. He was still previously her grandfathers assistant anyway.

    It is looking extremely likely to me that this “disjointed” narative is the show being told backwards arc by arc.

    If you look at the OP at the end they flash through various side characters. There’s Y, then Voyager and Pioneer and then there’s Watashi and a bunch of girls in what sure look like school uniforms suggesting that we’re in line for a time jump back to Watashi’s school days soon enough.

  6. nodbgp says:

    Man, this thing is getting better with each episode. This is how awesome a main character is supposed to be.

  7. HunterWulf says:

    So Watashi tells fairies cloning is morally wrong .. so they surprisingly comply, only instead of cloning (which is morally wrong) they resort to time loops/paradoxes to create extra copies of her without using cloning, mischievous clever bastards XD

    I think they are a case of “lethal indifference” .. they just think interacting with humans is entertaining and fun but they really don’t value the well-being of humans that much .. kinda like robots without the Azimov “Robot laws”)

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  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 03:14 AM)
    @Bam Slightly. Did americans use manifest destiny as an excuse to steal land from the natives?
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 03:05 AM)
    @Vincent: I guess we were slightly more honest about it. It is funny how we use the fact after the matter as evidence of our divine providence. It’s like holding a gun to somebody and saying “fate wants you to die”, proceed to shoot them, and then say “see! I was right” lol
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:56 AM)
    @Bam But unlike the american concept of manifest destiny, the Japanese used it as an excuse to wage what they were really doing: a war to hoard resources.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:52 AM)
    @Vincent: I see. A similar doctrine to Manifest Destiny.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:49 AM)
    @Bam Not to my knowledge. From the government, at least. It was always about expanding the glory of the homeland or something like that, which is why the Japanese took glee with the invasion of Manchuria and the Philippines, places they had no ethnic ties to.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:46 AM)
    *admitably
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:46 AM)
    @Vincent: I am admirably not too knowledgeable when it comes to the history of that region, but I still know that atrocities were committed.
    The interesting thing is that Japnese believe that their ancestors actually came from Korea. I wonder if this fact was ever used as a propaganda for why they have the right to annex Korea.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:40 AM)
    @Bam There also was the fractures within the Korean Peninsula itself. Quite astounding, really, that a nation as small as Korea is divided to this day. Not even counting the Japanese and Chinese aggression.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:39 AM)
    @Vincent: you probably know of it twinfold: both with the aborigines and then again with the Japanese invasion of Korea.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:37 AM)
    Then came the missionaries to convert the locals and make them forget their own culture and heritage and instead follow the words of their newly crowned white lord and savior. And to this day the region is predominately hardcore Catholic. Mission accomplished I would say.

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