The world is filled with cameras. Their "eyes" have been seeing a world you didn't know existed.
Haiiii~ (~◠▽◠)~♥ WELCOME to ''Is This Healthy?'' a type of review where I describe how will you benefit from this anime based on how entertaining, stupid or even educating it is... I'm basing this review on episodes. Since my last ITH? review was downright traumatic and borderline flagged, I have no other choice but to make this a series. So these reviews are sort of like commentary. I would suggest reading this after watching the show, or WHILE watching since these are shorts. PLEASE NOTE my humor can be offensive and dark and SHOULD NOT be taken seriously. Also, warning for explicit language. My #2 ''Is This Healthy'' review will feature a HORROR anime... ish. And guess what!? It's made by a live-action method called rotoscoping... OH JOLLY! Let's get right into this trainwreck. EPISODE 1 It starts off by two people skypeing. She's showing her clothes. Do people do this? Like, I usually GO OUT to show off clothes. Except if they are second hand... Oh I get it now we good, girl. ''I know you won't believe me but I saw someone behind you'' This is horror, of course she won't belive you. ''I heard a noise like someone fell'' ''HMM maybe my mom's home'' Did she just turn ''yo momma'' joke into a ''my momma'' joke? Um okay wtf was that? ... *confused* EPISODE 2 Yay elevator. Despite this anime making 0 sense so far, I like the style. I see they give props to The Grugde + that girl that wanished from the elevator and they found her dead in a water tank. Okay but like they show me literally 2 minutes of a footage of some girl being stuck and then they put a jumpscare that is useful in a way you can wipe your butt with it. I mean... yeah, it's very... that. EPISODE 3 Woman alone in the office. Lights flickering. What could go wrong? I kinda see where they got the animation style from. It all looks like something you would find on youtube after typing ''GHOST FOOTAGE 100% REAL WARNING SCARY'' This episode wasn't that bad. First one that was actually 10% creepy. EPISODE 4 A woman with a selfie stick. Okay off topic but I remember around 2010-2012 there was a picture of an old asian woman with a selfie stick and nobody knew what it was and EVERYONE made fun of it. Today 1/200 people own a selfie stick and it's a ''nifty gadget'' acceptable in public. Okay she's using filters to the point her face isn't visible. Go self esteem! Is she dead? Ok lesson learned. Don't chill with ghosts if your apartment is haunted... also, don't use selfie sticks. ... she's real cute irl tho (>*~*)> EPISODE 5 I'm still watching this? No but seriously. Episode 5 is 2 minutes long. Reviewing an episode will take me more than watching it. It's a birthday party! ^^ ... no bit*h it's a 2 min long episode, idc Oh yay suddenly lights go off and something happens... It's been 5 weeks. Meh. EPISODE 6 3 minutes. Progress? Security cams. I wonder what could go wrong? Ok so literally this woman is killing all these people. So it's supposed to be creepy because we don't know a thing about her? CONCLUSION And on that note, I got goddamn sick. It's a rare condition that originated from ancient Hungary (?) and I believe it's called idon'twannawatchthissh*tshowanymorevitis... WAS THIS FUN? No. It's stupid, pointless, boring, not scary, my hair is falling out and I had to bathe in fungicide for certain reasons. But what was truly unhealthy is that the animation is unique and decent. This show had so much potential. Go to hell capitalism! WHAT DID YOU LEARN? What can you possibly learn in 2 minutes per week? If lights turn off and creepy music starts playing don't yell? Don't photoshop your images too much or u gon die? If there's a weird af dead girl on the monitor turn off your monitor and don't scream? Luckily I don't regret wasting 2 mins a week. IS THIS SHOW HEALTHY? No. You won't benefit or feel better or anything. Even the pillow boys were useful in giving me a laugh (and trauma) time to time. This show is a flu. You don't do sh*t and you feel like sh*t... for 2 mins that each episode has. I'll give it a 7/10 unhealthy factor. No, it's not a plague or a viral infection but it's bad. That would mean this show is 3/10 healthy for you. 3/10 would be equivalent to eating moss fresh from the ground. I know a person who did that. Don't ask where she's now... Thanks for going through this with me. This show is stupid lol. Rate this review if you found it helpful, funny or just like it! Thank you and have a nice day :D
Kowabon ReviewKowabon is a supernatural, horror, and original work anime. It doesn't follow a plot of recurring characters, however the concept of the cameras capturing a female ghost [mainly] in which the humans cannot see. StorylineIt doesn't necessarily follow a plot of the same characters, more rather it follows the cameras capturing ghosts. This is mainly taken by smartphones, security cameras, and cameras from laptops. I kind of like the concept of it because it gives mor suspense as to what could happen. Some of episodes are kind of repetitve with the same idea, just different scenerios and settings. The ghost(s) would mainly come around the two minute mark as for each episode. Each episode starts out like this: the day is going by normal, just doing what they are doing, and as the two minute mark starts, something would happen, such as the cameras being glitchy, lagging, showcasing something weird, the "creepy" ghost(s) appearing once in a while. As to say, this is kind of the concept of each episode, slightly twisted. CharactersThere's usually one character that is being "watched" by the ghost, or more rather the vicitim since they are the ones on camera, not knowing that a ghost(s) are there in the presence; and the other character actually being able to see the ghost(s). Sometimes, there will be a "creepy" character, but that depends on the plot. I must say that the acting is pretty decent and cool. VisualsWhen I saw the visuals, it gave me an impression of me editing my photos using the most filters I can. I wouldn't say it's the best looking due ot because it is recorded and acted out in real life, and it can take time to make it more appealing. Also, the ghost(s) look weird to me, nothing too scary. SoundmixingRealistic; in a sense of quality of the cameras and microphone.OverallI know a lot of people may of not liked it because it wasn't scary, the storyline was too bland, and so on. However, i actually kind of liked it. I know the story is repetitve in a way, but the idea of the cameras capturing something that we cannot see if kind of cool. It wasn't entirely scary as you may of guessed what might happen next based on the amount of episodes you might of watched and know what might happen, however I liked the different scenerios and the realistic idea of the amount of people actually using the electronic devices. I would actually re-watch it again since it was interesting to me. Would I recommend this? It's in between, honestly. If you like supernatural and horror, this is for you, but just know what was said above under Storyline and Characters. I would also say "no" because as said, under Storyline, it's the same concept for each episode.
Story: This series is made up of some episodic short stories about people getting attacked by a creepy ghost girl while on camera. The premise is simple, but considering that the episodes are only 3 minutes long, I wasn't expecting anything complicated anyways. The first few episodes are actually kind of creepy. The problem is that this series is a bit formulaic and it becomes rather predictable and repetative very quickly. Also, while it can be creepy at times, it does go overboard to the point where it's no longer scary. Animation: The animation is probably the most interesting part of this series. It was made by rotoscoping which gives it an unusual look. While the rotoscope animation can be a little choppy at times, I think that choppyness kind of helps with the overall atmosphere they were going for. Sound: Most of the background sound are ambient noises, which help with the overall atmosphere. The ending song, on the other hand, is a bit jarring and doesn't really go with overall tone of the show. Characters: The characters are okay, I guess. They don't get alot of development, but that is a given due to the length of the episodes and episodic nature of the show. It can be argued that each episode is a brief glimpse into their lives right before they get attacked by the ghost. Overall: This show is just meh. It's not completely terrible, and if you are looking for something short and kind of creepy, then it will serve it's purpose. However, I can't really recomend this show either.
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