Hey guys! There’s this new anime coming out that’s based off a popular Shounen Jump manga. It’s going to be great I swear! Yeah I know Fairy Tail wasn’t any good. Yes I realise you’ve been burned by Letter Bee. But I swear this time will be different! Right? Well based off this episode, probably not.
One thing NnM did achieve was to remind me of what other shows do well. We have a bunch of 12 year old kids hanging out, a scenario done excellently by Dennou Coil and Noein. However here they are mindless bags that spout stock lines. As does the main character. No personality, just a bunch of stock lines. In fact, the whole show feels very lifeless. It has a lot of elements lifted from other anime that pulled off these elements more successfully. My real problem here was that, even if I wanted to find something to praise, there isn’t anything. Well, I suppose the animation was pretty good. But that’s like saying a girl ‘has nice eyes’.
I mean, it was far from being actively terrible. It didn’t make me facepalm like Amagami or rage against the format like Seitokai. In a way, the only thing it does wrong is not do anything right….which doesn’t make a lot of sense now that I’ve put that line into writing. But it just has nothing to get excited about. Nothing stands out. I don’t think you can blame Deen for this either all you manga fans. Sorry, but I think this is simply a case of your manga sucking. *sigh* Where have all the good shounen series gone?