Penguindrum if all the characters were soulless archetypes.
One of the main characters died and I didn’t even bat an eye. It takes a certain amount of effort to make me care so little about your show’s characters. I’m impressed Yuri Kuma succeeded as much as it did.
I loved Penguindrum and Utena and all their symbolism and style. But this is all that fluff without any human factor. Penguindrum had characters like Ringo who you could sympathize with, and who made you laugh. It’s supposedly about true love, but I can’t for the life of me tell why any of these characters could possibly love each other. Unless they just want to fuck. Because that’s sure what it seems like.
Furthermore, Yuri Kuma is deadly serious throughout its run without a lick of humor (or if there was humor, it failed miserably). It’s hard to imagine how a show about murderous bears with giant fluffy claws can take itself completely seriously but there you go.
P.S. Sorry I started blogging this and didn’t finish it. I feel behind and then I just couldn’t bring myself to care enough to continue.
- Storytelling – D – No heart.
- Voice – A – It’s unique, I’ll give it that.
- Characters – F – They died. I didn’t give a crap.
- Attention Grab – F – I finished it over a month after it aired since I didn’t care.
- Production – A – Does look cool.
- Overall – D+
Recommendations – Mawaru Penguindrum, Tatami Galaxy, Utena