A soldier runs an orphanage of suicidal killer loli leprechauns in a world of furries.
This was pretty good. Overall a very solid show. But not all that memorable. There’s nothing about it I found particularly great.
I think the main probably was that most of the emotional investment, especially in the latter half, was placed on Ctholly and her self-identity issues. Which are, frankly, kind of boring. I’ve seen a million other anime where someone struggles against the beast inside them. It can be done well, of course, but this show didn’t stand out in that area.
It was much better when it focused on other things, such as how the killer leprechauns are fated to die when they reach a certain age. The part where the green-haired girl went to the doctor was especially good in this regard. And when Ctholly went to die, that was also great. But it was all cheapened by the fact that she came back, and then the show moved past this and forgot about all the other kids who were still going to die. It went back to this at the end but it had lost the impact it would have had by then.
The love story part was decent. I thought it was creepy as hell that this child started going out with her caretaker at the orphanage… and no one seems to have any issue with this or even acknowledge it. If we put that aside though, they developed it well and consistently and in a believable way such that I could see how these two people might actually fall in love. That’s rare for anime, so credit where credit is due. Even if the relationship ought to be a crime.
As for the setting, I feel like ordinarily I would have liked it. But somehow it came across as just an afterthought. It felt like they could have told the same story anyway, and that the setting didn’t matter all that much, and that it was just an excuse to tell the tragic story about Ctholly that they wanted to tell. For example, the world is a world almost entirely composed of beastmen, yet precisely no beastpeople actually have any significant impact on the story.
All the little girls are unbelievably cute. Almost makes me worry I may be turning into a lolicon.
- Storytelling – C – Main thematic arc somewhat uninspired.
- Voice – B – Unique world, but came across as afterthought.
- Characters – C – Decent mains, rest not too interesting.
- Attention Grab – B – Kept my interest.
- Production – B – Looks fine.
- Overall – C+
Recommendations – Angel Beats, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar