Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita — First Impression

SOLD. 100% SOLD by the first frame of the OP! How can anyone say no to happy fairies dancing in this fabulous color scheme?!

I also love this shows darker overtones and how they contrast with the bright and happy coloring and the ever-smiling fairies:

Kind of reminds me of Happy Tree Friends.Or the fabulous Narutaru OP.

The show is a satire, set in a world where humans are in the slow process of extinction, coexisting with fairies possessing advanced technologies that humans mastered in the past. It takes a look at modern society through this lens, poking fun at diverse topics such as synthetic foods and pointless meetings. At least that’s what it seems to be about in the first episode.

Unless the rest of this season’s shows are all amazing (which I highly doubt) I’ll most likely blog this one.

9 thoughts on “Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita — First Impression

  1. Nice, I’m excited for this show, too. Satire is a great way to describe it. The topics it deals with are very pertinent, and interesting to analyze.

  2. The obsessive focus on sweets in the OP and ED becomes slightly terrifying when you realize that the sweet-loving fairies the show revolves around are consumer-culture obsessed, brainless children who are nevertheless replacing the human race. Pretty much sums up the tone of the show in a nutshell, really!

    On my part, I thought that the pacing and structure of the show were lopsided and misshapen respectively, but on a moment-by-moment basis the episode hit it out of the park. I have extremely mixed feelings about how the director’s approached the material, but he’s doing at least SOMETHING right, and the author of the light novel series (Romeo Tanaka) happens to be one of the best visual novel writers of all time. So hopefully this will shape up into something that does justice to moments like the fairy box (for controlling fairy reproduction!) and the bread-bot (carrot juice bread…made…for children…)

  3. This… turned out different than I thought, although I agree that it seems to be one of the best shows this season. When I read about mankind’s decline as the show’s background I immediately thought of something like my beloved YKK. Well, it looks like the decline is the main topic here and not just the show’s melancholic background. Fine for me, though. I loved the colour palette, as well.

    I’m glad that you consider blogging it, draggle! I’d love if you’d blog Tari Tari, as well, but maybe it’s not your cup of tea…

    1. I really have to watch YKK, for some reason I was always under the impression that it and Kino were pretentious, although this was based on watching only a single episode of Kino. I’ll watch the first episode of Tari Tari soon and see what I think.

      1. The YKK anime is good but the manga is so much better. I read it (as a scanlation) two summers ago with K-ON!! OST in constant rotation on my headphones. It was an almost hypnotic experience.

  4. Oh, finally someone pointing out that this is a satire. Yes, indeed, it is. This show kept making some valid points throughout the entire episode and couldn’t get any more ironic at this point. Honestly, I can’t wait for the next episode.

  5. Whahahhahahah the robot bread death scene!? THE BEST EVER and naked chicken running around? I am sold on the random-ness of the episode…oh my god I died from all the laughing, but the main girl appears to be sneaky I loved the scenes when she had those “evil” expressions? YES! I NEED MORE OF THAT.

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