Sing Yesterday #01 — Manic Pixie Dream Girl

April 4th, 2020


Boy, the silence of this show sure is a contrast to the previous one.


I was pretty tired of this show by the halfway point. This is one of those melodramatic things about characters with no character dealing with the melancholy of existence without making any waves via trying their hardest to not pursue their dreams or ambitions. To get a frame for this, the manic pixie dream girl of the story is such because she smiles a lot and has a crow for a pet. The bar for living life to its fullest is not set high.

Nor, of course, is there anything you'd find in a western drama, like soap opery conflict, a corny meet-cute, snappy dialogue, or any kind of ongoing story. Sullen boy meets wacky girl. That is the start, middle, and end, with only occasionally some elevator music to lull to sleep. It is also a very dark show. As in the lighting is frequently bad. If the director had more ambition, they would have probably created tons of bloom whenever the manic pixie girl showed up to accentuate how she brings life to the world, but even that would probably be more excitement than this cares to offer. 

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • residentgrigo says:

    The 11 vol manga is like this (I read half of it back in the day and the last 3 chapters). Nothing will continue to happen and there will be no resolution to anything. A 4-way-romance for the ages. 18 years in the manking!

  • The Phantom says:

    This looks a lot like True Tears, even the girl with the thing for hens (crows in this case) is very similar.