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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  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:52 AM)
    @K-Off I was mostly objecting to Aidan’s description of Nisekoi as “Bargain Bin Harem”. I realize that he thinks all harem’s are bargain bin but it’s misleading to people who don’t have his same prejudices and actually rate harem series according to a quality gradient.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:51 AM)
    @Emma @K-Off About the visuals in Nisekoi: I have been a Shinbo fan since Soultaker. Although I’m not a Monogatari fan it’s no hyperbole to say I’m absolutely in love with his style of direction.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:48 AM)
    The nisekoi anime, shaft+ that doesn’t gel for me and yeah all the shouty shounen stuff is bothersome in animation.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:47 AM)
    Evidently then I’m watching the outer limits at some point. These anthology things are pretty creative.
    As for nisekoi I just read it irregularly I don’t see the manga as special just a light laugh every now and then with the odd character arc that lands a hit, its fine, theres been worse.
  • k-off
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:43 AM)
    @Wyatt I haven’t watched the reboot, but the original was awesome, even though I only watched a handful of episodes.
  • k-off
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:41 AM)
    I also never bothered with the anime, because the animation threw me off. In addition, Raku is annoying as fuck in anime form.
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    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:38 AM)
    I enjoy it as well, but I read it for what it is. Let’s be honest: the fact that Aidan still reads it means that he’s the same way as me.
  • k-off
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:37 AM)
    @Ninja Hey, to be fair, Aidan never said it wasn’t the best harem. That just isn’t a very high bar, lol.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:35 AM)
    I for one am DELIGHTED that the show is getting a second season.
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    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:35 AM)
    Nisekoi is the best harem series ever made IMHO. It’s funny, it has good characters, and the art is great. What’s not to like? The main criticism I’ve heard is that the series doesn’t make a serious attempt to resolve the harem. To those people I say, think about what the title means. The title tells you exactly what the series is really about.

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