Deca-Dence #02 — Writing By Monkeys on Typewriters

July 15th, 2020

 

I like how it went from massively obfuscating its central premise to screaming it for five minutes straight.

Impressions:

Christ. Where do I even start? It begins with a big info dump just straight up explaining what you would have thought would be a big twist. This whole thing is an MMORPG for robots, which they almost desperately insist is totally different from an MMORPG for humans because…. ????????? The humans are all NPCs controlled by the system. It's like they watched Dendrogram and said "Yeah, man, but what if like, computers were the players, and people were controlled by computers? -takes long toke- And they're blue!" So then we get sucked into a flashback and montage following some of the robot players, who are drawn and animated as if they were goofy MMORPG things. Where is all this leading? Gruff Whose-His-Face is one of a suicidal robot playing the game, and something about Whose-Her-Face decides that he wants to keep living after all. 

What the episode didn't have this week was any of the animation or action it did last week. The ten thousand twists per second in the story did steal focus a bit, granted. I'm not even sure that the The Matrix twist is all that bad of one. Delivering it like this was definitely hamhanded though, and they're not doing the screeching teenage moron any favors either by her continuing to be a blithering idiot. It's just… a lot to take in, but the season's otherwise pretty crap, so I guess this is a rollercoaster that we're stuck on.

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anime Sweet says:

    Thanks for the review, nice highlights. :)

  • The Phantom says:

    This has to be the most disappointing second episode I have ever seen. Yea is some kind of inverted SAO for poorly drawn robots, good bye post apocalyptic world… Also it seems the whole budget went on the first episode only, nothing here that barely resembles action or good animation. I dont remember when I had a second episode suck this much, Kurokami maybe?

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