You thought Guilty Crown was bad? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
Yuuta is your below average college student, living by himself with hardly any friends. Then his sister and her husband die, and her three children move into his apartment.
Watching this show was a weekly act of self-flagellation for me. I’m honestly not sure why I did. There was always that small hope at the back of my mind that it could be something better, mainly because Raika seemed like an interesting character. It’s too bad she was made completely irrelevant after the first episode, aside from her cooking ability.
But Raika didn’t do anything useful, and the show was awful. The biggest problems are Miu and Hina, the two youngest girls. Miu is one of the most unbelievable characters I’ve ever seen. She’s a twelve year old girl who acts like a thirty year old woman who likes to hit on men. Ugh.
And Hina is an especially obnoxious little girl. Her voice is a hideous, high pitched caricature of an actual little girl. And when she sings… *shudder*
The story is meandering and pointless. One day we’re going to daycare, one day we’re getting kicked out of the apartment, etc. I’ve heard people say the story is heartwarming but I don’t see it that way at all. What are the lessons we learn here? That it’s ok to fall in love with your brother and live together if you’re stepsiblings? That three girls should move in with a college student instead of relatives that are actually capable of raising them? This show basically encourages criminally negligent parenting and the abandonment of orphans by the relatives who are most capable of taking care of them.
In short, stay far away from this show unless you hate yourself.
- Storytelling – F – Booring.
- Voice – F – Its signature touch is an obnoxiously high voice “singing” twinkle twinkle little star. It has a voice, but one I’d prefer to avoid listening to.
- Characters – F – I hate everyone but Raika.
- Attention Grab – F – Honestly, I fast-forwarded through about a third of the show.
- Production – C – Meh.
- Overall – F
Recommendations – If you liked this show, you’ll love Dragon Crisis.