This anime was amazing. I don't know how they did it, but they messed up in every possible way they could. The visuals/animation were bad, the sound/voice acting was bad (despite it being full of talented VAs), the story was horrendous, the characters were mostly unlikable and one note, the pacing was all over the place, hell even the action was terrible. There is absolutely nothing good about this anime and I'm actually impressed. I heard the manga was good, but I'm not even sure I believe that anymore, unless they took absolutely nothing from the manga when making this anime. In all fairness, there are plenty of examples where a good manga was turned into a steaming pile of feces.
Now I'll name some amazing (bad) parts that I found particularly amusing:
SPOILER WARNING (Although you shouldn't really care about spoilers for this anime)
Every time a character died, that very same episode had a flashback memory dedicated to them, thus making the death extremely obvious, resulting in absolutely no impact of the death itself. I felt absolutely nothing for any of the dead characters, who were barely in a few episodes only to then had a very cheesy death forced on them, it was almost comical. Also on a kind of related note, I loved how the dog man was flirting with the big sister for a few days, which apparently made her fall in love with him so hard, that she was bawling her eyes out upon learning of his death, as if a family member had died.
Lizard man pretty much inherited the dead people's power, rather than working for it and even then, he was a total pushover the whole anime, unable of beating a single relevant enemy, up until the penultimate episode where he suddenly became so strong that multiple knights couldn't even scratch him. He says he was holding back, but if that's true then all the people who died while he was being useless are on him, not to mention he acted very emotionally to those deaths.
Main girl was very sick when she was a kid, terminally in fact. Then a magic space goddess appeared in front of her demonstrating her limitless power and offering her a wish, ANY wish, even telling her that she can easily cure her fatal illness. "Nah fam, I'm good, instead let me wish something utterly useless and mundane instead." *few years later* "ITS NOT FAIR THAT I DIE! EVERYONE DIE! If I can't live then no one should, so I'll just destroy the world!" Very nice protagonist we've got there. Surely there will be consequences for her actio- Everyone forgives her and welcome her back with open arms, then she lives happily ever after, even curing her illness. Alrighty then...
But the most amazing part was the very end. I don't know how they did it, but they were able to ruin the show even further in the epilogue. I know, I also didn't think it was possible, but the show kept getting worse to the very last second. Every single named character in the show, ended up with another named character in the show. The little girl who had a crush on the 30+ year old dude? Yep they're lovers. The little boy and the other little girl, who practically never said a word to each other? Yep they're lovers. The snake lady who was heads over heels in love with lizzard man and the phat cat dude who never showed even the slightest hint of interest in the girl? They are married of course! "B-but its been 10 years! Anything can happen in 10 years!" Yes, that is literally what the show used as an excuse... Fantastic writing, if you're 12.
Speaking of cringe teenagers, I won't even mention the big bad or his backstory cause that was some of the most chuuni, cartoonish stuff I've seen in a long while.
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Overall this anime was a monument of horrible writing, visuals, and... well everything really. I for one am happy that I've seen the worst anime I'll see for at least a few years. I proudly give Hoshi no Samidare a well deserved and very enthusiastic 1/10.
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