Kimi, who lives in a small, low-cost housing complex located in the seaside town of Kurosaki where trouble seems to follow her wherever she goes, and horrific incidents begin to occur. Is an ancient evil stalking the residents of Housing Complex C?
So, ultimately, the show had potential with its limited number of episodes and, for the most part, I did get some of the chills. The setup of dead fish dumped at Kimi's place and the increasing dread were definitely there. However, there is no payoff after everything is said and done. The last episode does explain some things but it comes off as so out of the left field, there is nothing there that feels that nothing of value was achieved. The characters themselves are standard and one-note, you feel nothing when they inevitably are in life-threatening situations and the plot itself only starts picking up with the three or two remaining episodes. Things like saying that "xenophobia is bad" are lackluster in themes and some potential plot points are left unanswered or do not have adequate weight. This is a total nothing story with characters that you care about as much as used toilet paper.
The PV for this piqued my interest and let me tell you... what a letdown it was. And it's only in English dub which didn't make it any easier, some people should not be allowed to be VAs, respectfully. You know that phrase, "you speak a lot of nothing" Long story short, that's exactly what this anime does.
The idea that is standing behind the whole story (whole 4 episodes) is impressive and if the team would have a better vision of the project and thought about it more, it could be a nice piece. It was short and and rushed, it had a lot of moments when you felt like you don't understand anything and the character development was quite poor.In my personal opinion, I couldn't say it was "horror" because there was no atmosphere, I wouldn't say there was something scary/something you can call frightening. On the other hand for someone, some of the parts can be disturbing, such as a dog corpse/mummy, dead animals, some blood, and injuries (broken arm, pierced hand/torso, etc.). It also talks about gods and a bit of religion which is sometimes a sensitive topic.I have watched "Serial Experiments Lain" and this reminds me a bit of it. I would say it's because the whole mystery is unfolding very slowly and unobtrusively which makes you see the whole explanation at the very end of the story. Also, it makes you think about anything but the real mystery that is happening because of the lack of information. But the biggest downside of the whole work is the original English DUB which isn't pleasant to hear. It was airing in October and even though I'm watching it in January (which is like 3 months after) I wasn't able to find it with JP DUB. In conclusion, I liked the idea but that's probably it, nothing more. It's just 4 episodes so it's bearable and I can say it isn't horrible but it isn't good at all. Maybe give it a try and make your own opinion, to see it from your perspective.
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