RE:CREATORS #01 — Screaming Imbeciles

April 8th, 2017


Well, technically, just the one screams. But they're all imbeciles.

Anime Strike, Amazon's new streaming service, decided to post this yesterday, approximately 24 hours before it's actually broadcast in Japan. Great job right out of the gate, Amazon. It remains to be seen whether they're going to continue posting it early every week or not. I doubt it though.


Well, it's certainly full of stripes of Aldonoah.Zero, this staff/studio's last show. Specifically in that it took approximately three minutes before I hated the entire cast, and ten minutes before I despised them. And it's full of ugly CGI. Mostly though, it's the unbelievably awful protagonist who spends the entire thing screaming "I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON." Fifteen goddamned minutes of plaintive wailing and whimpering. And when he's not, he's delivering aimless, meandering, pretentious as all goddamned hell narration about how this story is going to be a story, and as protagonist, he's going to be the protagonist. It almost makes me want it to go right back to the minute of random shots of trains and advertisements.

It's hard to get into the action too when so much of it is "CGI swords flying around randomly," and that's when they don't stop to have long segments of exposition over shots of scenery. In the middle of 'fights.' It's not so much choreographed as slapped on to make the haphazard flying about seem not so stupid looking. Even the action-deliverers which are no doubt suppoesd to be the stars of the show are lame. The heroine exists just to be a second person to go "I don't know what's going on," but with less whimpering, and the antagonist spends her entire time dropping buzzwords and going "I'll explain it all… LATER!" You might almost think that the buzzword dump crap was some kind of bite at light novels for that garbage, especially the way that he gets dropped into the world where they do nothing but yell about pseudo-Germanic words at each other, but that's ascribing way more understanding and competence to the writing than anything else in this show comes anywhere close to.


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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • ws_og says:

    The perpetual and outspoken confusion of your average isekai protagonist makes me think of the old Words Worth FD “Words Worth no Hitobito”, in which the main character of Nonomura Byouin, a modern-day detective game, gets transposed to this fantasy setting and is immediately tasked with a quest, and while he very briefly acknowledges the bizarreness of his new circumstances, he thankfully quickly proceeds to “play along”.

  • Neclord X says:

    And the price to the most annoying and unnecessary main character ever goes to…

    Seriously, what’s with this guy? I almost dropped the show as soon as he started to shout like crazy for a blue screen to the point of panicking and throwing it. Are highschoolers this days so unfamiliar with blue screens that puts fear on their hearts?

    I don’t know if not dropping this there was good or bad, the action looks good and the designs are nice, but this main character is physically painful to watch, and this comes from a person that watches almost every harem each season.

    Anonymous says:

    I think it was the weird words on the screen that freaked him out, he probably thought his tablet was being hacked.

    Aroduc says:

    Is that supposed to be better?

  • Sanjuro says:

    I can;t even give this a chance because of the horrible sound effects and Sawano music.

  • jgoi says:

    Screw anime strike btw.

  • Tiresias says:

    Main dude protag has a very punch-inviting voice