The protagonist of the animation drives his vehicle on the effect of alcohol while it rains intensely, in the first person view we see how an individual behaves on the effects of alcohol and what dangers it can bring, during the trip we run over all the characters in the story countless times, they all have a different expression whenever they hit the car and the car's windshield wipes the rain.
In addition it has spectacular sound effects.
It's a Original Net Animation comedy in just 37 seconds!
I can say without a doubt that I liked it a lot and that I laughed a lot.
It's just a piece of Sakuga practice work with sound effects added on... as usual for an animator as eating for you.
Don't get it why people are criticizing it as if it should've been some kind of magnificent cornerstone 30+ seconds project in the history of animation development.
Maybe just because it was named 001 and was destined to be in the first place of an alphabet ascending ordered list?
Certainly it's not an epic piece of work. However, when you watch it frame by frame, you can learn how the facial distortion and raindrops are expressed. (How did you recognize those black spots and shadows
as raindrops at first, yeah maybe a second, glance? That's what animators do!)
This piece might be a demonstration material or just for fun.
So, since I am "badge hunting", I decided to get the badge for watching 001. I came in with, actually, kind of high expectations. It was 30 seconds, but why is it going to be bad? Anyways, I found a way to watch it, and... it was confusing.
Story - 1
So, you are a driver running over people. Alright. I like dark humor, but this was just... bad.
Art - 3
Well... I guess it's not mashed potatoes on your screen. It doesn't cut your eyes and make you want to get bleach. But it's a 3. It was like an animation meme: the same frames repeated
over and over.
Sound - 3
Uh... everytime you hit a person some random sounds start playing. I don't know what to tell you about that. There were honks, and voices, and airhorns and all. At least it didn't sound like sh*t.
Character - 1
There were 5 people (including the driver) and we have no backstory. Just riding in the middle of Oblivion and running people over.
Enjoyment - 2
I guess this was an experiment, and I am completely fine with that. But an experiment or not - this could be better.
Overall - 1
This is just pure trash. I love to mention it sometimes just to confuse others, but this was not a good "anime", if you can even call it like that. Out of pure curiosity or for the badges? Sure, go ahead! Try it. It's not gory or anything, but after you watch it, you will probably just think: "What?".
When searching for quick time wasters, one usually searches for something that is funny, memorable, maybe even a bit interesting. I would have to say that 001 combines all of these very well.
Story: 6 To avoid spoilers, it was better than what I've seen some full Anime make in five episodes, and this had 37 seconds so.
Art: 7 Very simple art design leaves it to the imagination to fill in the color and the world around it.
Sound: 7 Starts off with realistic sound effects that are quickly replaced by random sounds that bring a hint of comedy to a rather dark concept.
5 Not a lot of characters that are notable here. They all basically do the same, just different sound effects. However, the characters weren't detrimental to the show so... five!
Enjoyment: 8 I mean, it was 37 seconds! If you can find something more impressive that only takes 37 seconds, then I'd like to know!
Overall: 7 As this is my first review, I decided to pick a small show that wouldn't be very difficult to explain. It isn't going to waste your time, but the one thing that it will do is make you think about it until you find the next anime series! Overall, it does what it's supposed to, so it isn't bad!