Yurei Deco Review — D+

Someone is deleting all the likes on social media. Oh no.

I thought this started out promising, with a unique visual style and setting focused on social media. But it never came together; it felt like it was caught up in its own visuals and never decided what it truly wanted to say.

What the conclusion seemed to be is that censorship is bad? I say this as a question because I really have no idea. It was very strange because it argued against moderating social media in a way that would have made a reasonable amount of sense a decade ago. But now, after a genocide in Myanmar conducted largely over Facebook, and years of Trump’s lies taking advantage of social media… Yurei Deco is completely ignoring the elephants in the room. Yeah it would be great if we could trust people with no education (like the lead children) to determine what is true for themselves and we didn’t have to moderate it. But we now have a great deal of evidence about how exactly that can turn out. I could have respected Yurei Deco’s take if it had some argument about this, but the show completely ignores it. How can anyone possibly take what it is saying seriously?

I’m probably being harsher on Yurei Deco here than I would on most anime because it at least appears to have an ambition to say something intelligent. But it really did not.

I still have no idea what all the Mark Twain references were about. I’ve asked multiple times on twitter and no one else seems to have a clue either.

The OP is great though.

  • Storytelling – D – Felt like I was constantly running around to the next shiny thing.
  • Voice – A – Cool visual style.
  • Characters – D – Dumb and love screaming.
  • Attention Grab – C – I finished it without much problem.
  • Production – B – Looks decent.
  • Overall – D+

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