A hot-blooded high school teen, a mysterious female swordsman, and an unpredictable dark emo girl. It's impossible to distinguish between reality and the game world! What kind of conspiracy is awaiting them in this super journey of the world!
1/10 or APPALLING is a rating i never thought I would ever put on an anime, their are times when anger can influence the way i rate anime but I am sure its not the case this time, the reason being that this anime pushes the limits of how much calculated can an anime be, it was almost like looking at a very terribly choreographed dance routine, Everything is trying and failing to sync with the other and ends up being one terribly awkward experience.
I particularly LOVE harem, Sci-fi, School, Rom-com anime and I usually don't mind if the story has some cliches here and
their but "Chou Yuu Sekai: Being the Reality" picked all the most overused parts of this anime type and mixed them up in a very bad way, the way the characters interacted with each other is super awkward, the world around them is boring even in moments were the city is being turned upside down by a giant monster and the MC, oh the MC!, I think they wanted to make a self-righteous character who enjoys the fight and can still smile even in the face of danger and this looks cool when its done right but all I saw here was a guy shouting in joy while looking as the city is being demolished by giant monsters as if he was viewing a live show in times square.
The amount of randomness in this anime is just extraordinary, seriously their are moments when stuff are thrown on the screen just for the sake of it, monsters popping out of a fountain just to end the show in a cliffhanger, random flashbacks that completely fail to set the intended tone, put their just because maybe "every other harem anime with a childhood friend character type should have one" and some really useless forgettable sub-characters who are their just to prove the MC is not a loner.
The heroines are weirdly lifeless, I know this is an anime but the heroines say and act in the most predictable ways as you can imagine, I cant put this well in words but it felt like they were only their to push the MC's story forward in the most awkward ways
Note: this is a review in progress. As I watch more episodes I will update accordingly. I saw others gave it a 1 in the reviews so I was curious to see if this really is "the worst anime ever" or deserving of just a 1...
I want to make this as fair as possible and keep it short (I will just stick to a quick summary for now)
First: This anime is not going to win any awards, but doesn't seem to be total trash either. I've seen much worst. This one is pretty plain or normal, nothing ground braking.
If you would like to try it
out for yourself. Then is not going to hurt. The episodes are short and casual enough (about 10 to 13 mins.)
Description and uniqueness:
(may contain some tiny spoilers for context purposes)
This anime starts very strange off. The MC is not very likable and everything is just kinda random or awkward (I agree int this aspect with some other reviews). A few episodes later it turns out this anime is of the typical "Virtual online game" world (and thus all the randomness start to make sense a bit more..). But seems to want to explore a different aspect.... the MC becomes aware that his whole world is a lie and the people he knows are basically "Artificial NPCs" (categorized as just "DATA") not real human beings... He also then feels discriminated by the "real players / humans"...
It reminds me of the NPC's from Tron Legacy or Matrix movies.
This topic actually interests me...
You start to ponder a few things (at least in my case since am a NERD and sci-fi enthusiast) like: Should we consider NPC's, Programs or Artificial beings less than "real" people? Do we humans think we are "real" when we might actually just live in a simulation?? Are we basically just "DATA/INFO" too and thus shouldn't discriminate??
Conclusions so far:
Depending on the type of person you are, you may or may not like it. So far to me is "Okayish" and even at times entertaining. Is pretty casual anime and I keep wanting to watch the next one. Nothing that I really hate so far. Might be worth seeing for yourself that is not as bad as others make it out to be.
p.s. Sorry for my English or any other grammatical faults