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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  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:59 PM)
    @Bam, Visionary? Ain’t exactly seeing anything new here. fanservice is bad, anime is making people mindless drones. Been there done that.
    You are giving Anno too much credit man. I honestly think he just fires this shit out and laughs as fans try to find an “interpretation”
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:57 PM)
    It took me a little longer to start shaking my head a Mika’s role in the series in comparison to other viewers and I thought there may have been something salvagable, but no such luck there.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:55 PM)
    At the beginning I saw some potential in this sequel, although it was kind of slow going at first. Initially I was able to get behind the silly gore as dumb entertainment, at the start I liked kamui more than Makishima and I liked the way they had Akane as a stronger character too here.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:51 PM)
    And Kamui’s final moment, that shot was pure fujoshi baiting I don’t care what anyone says, add to his last stand being fairly underwhelming. Another unmistakable Mika moment too later on in this episode. This is the kind of thing that leaves me depressed at it whereas previous episodes I could just laugh, raise an eyebrow or stop caring.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:51 PM)
    Really Togane, is this all you come down to and amount to, an oedipus complex mess, the last nail in the coffin after you spend the show dragging out the buildup around him and killing the intrigue around him. Then giving him those silly flashbacks, now in this episode giving him a ridiculously cartoonish performance.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 09:01 PM)
    @Bam: Well put together it is and I actually like the music, the last three minutes stood out for me particularly.
    I also noticed the Eva reference slipped into the video.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 02:14 PM)
    This is the gratuitous fan-service done for a purpose that people argued for Kill la Kill, which quite frankly just wasn’t there, but there is no denying that even in this music video some value of the fan-service is sheerly the eye-candy.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 02:07 PM)
    I am genuinely surprised that ME!ME!ME! hasn’t been brought up to my attention up until now. Meta and tongue-in-cheek criticisms of the Otaku culture aside, Anno has exhibited once again that he is a true visionary. The animation is done by a great team of new talent and the music fits like a glove.
    http://animatorexpo.com/mememe/
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 08:18 AM)
    Other than that I’ve been hearing some pretty unnerving things being thrown around by people, trying to tie sociopathy and autism together, hearing people mistaking autism for sociopathy aswell =<
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Dec 18. 2014 08:12 AM)
    And so Hidan no Aria gets a second season, a spin off, I read the manga adaptation, it was terrible, couldn’t even make fun of it like I did with the first season. Time to bring out the old stashed away dismembering equipment and hunt whose responsible lol

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