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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  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, May 5. 2016 06:32 AM)
    @Mario: This made me laugh far more than it should have: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kno3xDw27bY
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 5. 2016 06:30 AM)
    Anybody else seen Jungle Book yet?
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 5. 2016 06:25 AM)
    @Kaiser: I see. Look retro, so I might actually enjoy.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 5. 2016 06:24 AM)
    I don’t wanna hyperbolize, so I admit that some of the Disney/Marvel stuff has ingenuity to it. Guardians and even Antman had their moments of disarming charm, and genuine sentiment from the cast and crew, that made it special and not just another superhero flick.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 5. 2016 06:22 AM)
    @Aidan: Marvel movies feel like a very nice amusement park ride- they are always fun, but the return diminishes after successive exposure. Everything in the movies, from the fights, to the dialogue, and plot is incredibly formulatic. You just don’t get the same effect when you know what’s coming.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, May 4. 2016 06:05 PM)
    @Bam: Actually let me rephrase
    I meant that you will like: http://letterboxd.com/film/the-company-of-wolves/
    Because it is fairyrale inspired
    Because you liked brotherhood of the wolf and tale of tales.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, May 4. 2016 06:02 PM)
    @Bam: I meant tale of tales =)
    @Mario: My usual ratings are ***/***1/2 rating and ****
    Generally that indicates a film is kind good/good or great.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, May 4. 2016 04:17 PM)
    The one liner Dialogue is getting on my nerves, the lack of a great villain characterisation(Zemo is a step in the right direction but still not enough) and most of all that each movie is setup to a another movie.
    Deadpool was a step in the right direction(Yep I knew it was fox and not disney) and was as good as it was because it shook things up. At the moment marvel movies are just too…safe.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, May 4. 2016 04:13 PM)
    @Bam, I am very much in agreement. I like what the marvel cinematic universe has done but things are getting out of hand. They have prefected the superhero formula too well and it’s causing the flims to be popcorn fodder. I am walking out of their movies admiting that I enjoyed them but I don’t really think I will remember them highly. Plus the thrends of the movies are really starting to bug me.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, May 4. 2016 02:27 PM)
    Deadpool belongs to Fox, not Disney, but there are rumors circling of the two studios opening up to negotiation. The success of Spiderman Homecoming will greatly precipitate another such lucrative cooperation.

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