One minute. Just one minute. That's all the time needed for Takena's legendary work, "Shitcom" to discard all of your principles of "anime". It's just one minute long. Watch it. You have nothing to lose.
I know what you're thinking. What the hell is this guy thinking? Rating an anime called "Shitcom" a 10 out of 10? Something just one minute long can't even have a story, right? Well, you're wrong. Terribly wrong. In just one minute, the genius who is Takena, presents to us, what is the most touching and emotional romantic-drama anime that has ever graced the screen of PC's/TV's. If you intend to
watch this anime, be prepared to dethrone your favourite anime to second favourite. Have MANY tissues by your side (many manly tears were shed that day) and be prepared to live your remaining life in awe. Clannad being the best drama? My ass is it! Shitcom is the best. No debate.
Story - 10/10
As I've previously explained, the story in Shitcom is simply unfathomable. Don't question the judgement of life itself. Shitcom will be 10/10. No exceptions. [Reviewers note - best romance in the world. Definitely a better love story than Twilight (so axiomatic)]
Art - 10/10
Very rarely will any company ever be able to produce such an aesthetically pleasing masterpiece. Yet, this ethereal eloquence is presented to us by just ONE man. If you're eyes aren't orgasming after watching this, then I'd suggest a serious contemplation on your own life.
Sound - 10/10
What score other than 10/10 COULD I give Shitcom? It was a beauty to my ears - Luigi Boccherini's Minuet from String Quintet in E major, Op.11 No.5 (G.275) is nothing short of a masterpiece. Perfectly synchronised with the animation, there were no flaws in sound. Some of you may be thinking - How can something be flawless? Nothing is flawless in this world! ; well, you may think that, UNTIL you have watched Shitcom.
Character - 10/10
It is difficult to speak of characters in Shitcom without spoiling the magnificent story. Though all you need to know, is the protagonists, namely the male & female as in any romance anime, are certainly the most depthful characters out there. Don't watch Kemono no Souja Erin for character development. Watch Shitcom for character development.
Enjoyment - 10/10
Upon completion of this sacred, omnipotent anime, one cannot help, but to instantly bestow the score of 10/10. If there is someone out there, who HASN'T rewarded Shitcom the legendary 10, then they are most likely living life in fear and regret, fearing the wrath of Shitcom.
Don't be a fool. Watch Shitcom. It's one minute long. You have nothing to lose. You got time to be reading this review? You got time to watch Shitcom.
The word "epic" is often thrown around without proper reasoning or cause. But when a true work of art presents itself you tend to take notice. My friends, calling this gift from the heavens anything less than a masterpiece would be an insult to God himself. ONE HAVE NOT TRULY LIVED UNTIL SEEING THIS.
The philosophical undertones and visual motifs were brilliantly executed. Intertwined with symbolic allegories regarding Social Darwinism and finding ones raison d'etre, this impeccable work of art not only reaches ambitious heights, but it does so with elegance and grace.
It's cathartic, it's exquisite, it's truly a work of art!
But don't take
my word for it, experience the pinnacle of animation yourself:
Wow. Just wow. I mean, one could take this video as a postmodern view of the relationship between man and woman. Or, you can just watch the video and declare it as nothing but pure and utter, wait for it, shit. Just shit. There is literally no other word to describe this video.
You know, I honestly don't know why I wrote this review at all. I guess I'm just bored. I will give out a warning though. You probably shouldn't watch this while eating or if you're feeling sick.
Actually, better yet, don't watch this at all. Trust me, I'm doing you a favor...
In recent years, there has been a surge in 1 episode short sketch anime that are just...BAD! The general consensus is that Shitcom along with Utsu Musume Sayuri are the worst of the bunch.
What exactly inspired this new form of anime in Japan is anyone's guess. Perhaps it was the short and silly sketches of Robot Chicken, or the short and random cartoons of Terry Gilliam? If you combined both of those with the writing quality of the recent flop, Movie 43, you would be getting close to imagining how stupid Shitcom is.
Shitcom is the story of 2 poorly animated claymation puppets like Mr. Bill
in the old Saturday Night Live sketches, who eat at a restaurant and shit out of their mouths...for 3 minutes. That's it! Japan is certainly a foreign and unique culture to Americans like me, but there are 2 types of weird stuff that Japan makes. The first is actually derived from traditional Japanese culture, and simply appears odd to Americans that don't understand that culture. An example of this variety of weirdness would be the annual Japanese Penis Festival. The 2nd variety of weirdness occurs when Japan tries hard to imitate the humor or "cool style" of a foreign culture (usually American) and ends up failing on an EPIC level. Shitcom fits into this 2nd category. I don't know why Japan wishes to copy the worst aspects of American comedy, but I REALLY wish they would stop!