Ok, im going to give you the quick rundown.
The biggest problem with this anime is the way it executes a plot that is meant to be filled with dread and sadness. This is a survival anime where a bunch of peole go aginst eachother for survival more or less.
In survival animes the writers are supposed to make you feel for the characters so that when theirs lives are at stake you really get nervous. The characters are supposed to have motives and personalities that are at least a little complex and unique.
That way when they get pitted against each other the battle
that occurs, no matter physical or mindgames get interesting.
This anime fails at all of that and just ends up becoming and edgy, fake-deep, dissapointment.
Do you value your free time? Do you consider yourself of average intelligence? If the answer is yes to both questions, then you should stay away from Ousama Game. I usually abstain from writing reviews, even more so for incomplete anime, but I thought I should warn any person who might be in false hopes that this anime could be good because it has Miyano Mamoru’s name attached, just like my naive past self.
This anime is basically about a classroom that starts receiving orders from a self-proclaimed King via texts. If they don’t obey these orders then the King punishes them, usually with death.
If this sounds semi-interesting to you, then prepare yourself for disappointment because this horror premise is basically an excuse for the author to write copious amounts of nonsensical, perverted situations. The orders are basically Fuck or Die with a heavy dose of NTR. There is nothing the King would gain from sending these orders other than to masturbate at the students’ desperation and consensual cuckoldry.
With this premise, I thought I would feel sorry for the characters. However even disregarding their incredibly bland and archetypal characterization, they always do unreasonable stuff that results in their deaths. If that's 50% of the case, then the other half is them being surprised at things that should be a given at any point. No sign of intelligence or reason here.
Frankly I would give this 1 but it has made me chuckle a few times: it really tries to take itself seriously but it’s so forcibly edgy that it's unintentionally hilarious. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone except for those who might want to laugh at how low the anime industry can stoop.
Don't watch this anime if you can't laugh at how bad it is. The only joy you will get out of this is seeing how bad an anime can get, nothing else.
This show is not dark, something that's dark would be something like Berserk.
This show is not edgy, something that's edgy would be Elfen Lied.
This show is even worse than edgy.
Regarding the technical aspects.
The music is very mediocre, and the sounds are sometimes out of sync.
The art style is acceptable, but the facial expressions can be very ridiculous, and the gore scenes are over-the-top.
The animation is just plain
bad, you can clearly see how low-budget this show is. But I think even that small budget was a waste of money.
Okay, I had to make an account just to write a review for this. The other reviews I read seemed to miss the mark, and in my opinion come from pretty naive point of views.
To me the worst part of this show is the animation and the sound, but it certainly isn't as bad as what haoliners has given us. I find it to be pretty tolerable, and considering animators in Japan are known to be severely under paid, I can certainly forgive it and proceed forward into what other qualities the anime has to offer. But if this is critical to your enjoyment,
I would keep this in mind before starting it.
Okay so now that I've cleared the air of that, I want to get to what I think this anime offers that I haven't really seen mentioned. I believe in another review I read that this was some sort of sick display of a perverted mind, which made me believe that this is the type of anime that will heavily divide its audiences enjoyment based on your world views and if you prefer anime primarily for its escapism or if you enjoy it because you like to see real life elements integrated and practiced out in a fictional world. I am of the latter of the two which may be why I enjoy this anime.
This show has so far absolutely thrown some heavy situations on you within a short amount of time. So far we've dealt with making self sacrificial decisions for the better of someone you love, betrayal, difficult decisions made out of self preservation, false persona's shattered under tension, terrible life tragedies, and getting to watch a relatable protaganist desperately try to keep things together as it all falls apart in his hands.
Obviously we don't have to deal with a mysterious omnipotent power commanding us to our deaths in reality, but we absolutely do have to deal with issues like sexual abuse, infidelity, loss, betrayal, true faces being shown under pressure, and other various situations this show has put on display for us. Personally, I enjoy watching the main character scramble as he tries to keep face in light of all these horrific challenges, because I find that to be absolutely relatable, and it makes me that much more interested in seeing what route they will take for the conclusion.
This show does an excellent job at keeping things on edge, as the viewer learns quickly that the characters lives can be quite short lived. This is both a strength and weakness this element of the story brings. On one hand it makes you value the characters lives when you become attached to certain ones, but in the same breath it doesn't really invest much into why you should be attached to them in the first place. But with that being said, I found myself getting strong feels when characters I hardly knew put on display of genuine relatable emotion, which i don't really see as a easy feat to accomplish.
If your like me and you've been watching anime for 15+ years, you might find this to be a refreshing breath of air. It surely isn't the most original anime, but it definitely isn't the typical, overly done recurring themes we've seen in the industry lately.
When recommending this to others I would give this anime a 7, all though personally the number based off of my own enjoyment would be worthy of an 8. It's nothing profound or game changing, its just a good story to observe. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone without a backbone that isn't looking to have challenging feelings thrown at them, since this is certainly one for a more mature audience with a taste for darker themes.
At this point in time only 5 episodes of the series are out, so this series may very well crash and burn depending on the route they take, but i definitely recommend others to join this journey as of right now.
For you guys who value morality or only like animes for their cuteness and for fun purpose, you guys should stay away from this one. IT'S NOT FOR YOU GUYS.
This anime would be well-received by people who like one of the following genres: thriller, mystery, tragedy, psychological or who like anime like Higurashi, Mirai Nikki, Danganroppa or Elfen Lied.
This anime is really outstanding personally speaking, from the first episode up to sixth which I've watched I can't wait for the next episode to come out since it was just too good.
The story starts off with some kind of reminiscence or stuff about MC with
Chiemi and then goes back to MC current time. From there the story develops supported by good characterization, great art, and sound. Episode by episodes the reminiscence which start off the anime would be unveiled about the last Ousama Game. Also, in this anime peoples, bad side and good side were depicted beautifully and precise.
I wouldn't say I was "disappointed" with Ousama Game. I had no expectations for it to begin with... Okay, I had expectations, but they weren't positive ones. I figured it was going to be edgy; something along the lines of Danganronpa or Mirai Nikki. That's okay, maybe it will still be somewhat enjoyable right? But noooooooo. Ousama was able to surpass all levels of the shit-tier and earn its spot as my #1 worst anime (excluding memes). I'm not even joking when I say this abomination is worse than Akame ga Kill and Mayoiga.
***Light spoilers ahead, not like any of it matters***
Let's start with
the animation studio, "Seven." ... Their profile: Ousama Game, I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying, aaaaand literally 100% of everything else they made is hentai. Soooo yeahhhh the production is already fucked.
The animation is awful to say the least. There is never anything technically difficult to animate in this show; all of the characters' actions are pretty basic. Yet they still somehow managed to screw up basic character animations. In a moment when one girl is terrified, she throws her phone on the ground >> this is done in approximately 3 key frames, and the action looks completely pathetic given the situation. In another scene, some dude gets pissed at another guy pushes him down on the ground >> the animation looks like nothing more than a playful shove, but still manages to throw him to the ground; the camera moves a bit to make up for the lack of impact animation, but no, sorry, it didn't work well. Scene with characters running >> looks janky as hell.
The #1 problem I have with this show is the method of story telling. The main premise for the MC is the fact that he has already survived the ousama game once, and this is his second time playing, so he knows more than everyone else. Okay, that's fine, that's an acceptable cliche to have in an anime. But then the MC starts telling stories of what happened in the "previous" ousama game. Okay, flashbacks are kinda okay too. But the "flashback" to the previous game takes up the entire episode. There is more video footage screen time of the previous game than of the current ousama game. It would've been somewhat better if the story was told in order in separate arcs, or at least have the story on one timeline.
Another fatal flaw of this series is the lack of weight to the characters. The viewer is given zero reasons to care or have any interest in the characters. Mayoiga had this exact same problem, so I won't go into too much detail. The only characters that have any viewer investment whatsoever are the MC's two friends, who are from the "previous game." And there are zero characters in the "current game" that anyone cares about.
***More spoilers below***
Ousama Game-- a game where you are required to follow an anonymous King's orders, or else be punished/killed-- at least the premise of the story sounds marginally entertaining, right? No. Not even the Game part of this show was interesting. Day 1 - 10 of 30 students are killed the instant the game starts simply because they were asleep when the King sent the texts. Day 2 - another 10 students are killed for similarly meaningless reasons. At least in the flashbacks of the "previous game" they show how the students attempted to carry out the King's orders, and are only punished when they fail or are killed by another student. In the "current game" -- nooope, everyone just dies for no reason, because fuck you plot.
And just who is this mysterious omnipotent King who is moderating this game? It's A. FUCKING. VIRUS. THAT CAUSES HYPNOSIS. AND IS TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE FUCKING INTERNET.
N-no. Just.... no. I'm done. I can't even. I'm done typing now. Fuck this. Goodbye.
I dropped this series after four episodes, and if you watch the series, I hope you can see why.
This anime is a major insult to the horror anime genre. The concept of the story, a "king" assigning tasks or else face death sounds really good in theory, but in practice, is not the case. The story was executed so poorly, with so many plotholes appearing; it's just unbearable. All we see is just more boring content.
There are also way too many flashbacks. This anime is based off of the second manga, Ousama Game: Shuukyoku, however, literally splices half of the first manga into it. They
should've just made an adaptation of the first manga, and then made a second anime; though I don't think anybody would watch it.
The only good thing about this series is the anime opening, which is really disappointing because the opening sets out the series as an amazing horror series, but the anime itself if just a massive disappointment.
I would recommend that all people avoid this anime.
This.. This animation is possibly one of the most horrendous things I've seen in a while. It surprises me to how it's even above a 5 on MAL, considering the disgusting amounts of tropes, and generic development, not to mention the completely mindless protagonist that just doesn't fit in the genre it's marketing. Watching the first couple episodes with friends, I've seen all I needed to decide that this is possibly one of the lowest of the low, during this season; hell, for the past 4-5 seasons. I'll summarize this piece at the bottom, and for those avid and mindful readers; I'll throw in a
bit more detail.
Story : 4/10
Okay, fair enough; A game that revolves around those slice-of-life anime where the King somehow gets the heroine and protagonist to have an inspirational moment together. Only except; nobody knows who the King actually is, along with the fact that people must do every action. It's all fun and games until somebody dies, right? Only except.. The death's for not fulfilling the orders of the King feels so unjustified. Oh, that generic background character that doesn't listen to the pleads of the protagonist and beats kids up suddenly EXPLODES into a pile of blood. They don't believe any of the reasoning behind the game, but they decide to meet up, y'know, like an atheist suddenly heading to a church to xxxx on the bible or something. To an extent; it's entertaining watching characters obtain superiority over others, where a nobody suddenly becomes the King and tells some guy he hates to literally "kys," but with the 1-episode 0 development deaths, the audience sits there thinking "Oh, they died." Also, actions of each character slowly becomes more predictable after the realization of dying if the duty is not fulfilled, literally following every line of the order to survive. "Go kiss this girl?" Oh, I wonder what the person who received that will do? It's like watching a bunch of children trying throw their rocks higher than the other, in attempts to awe the watchers. "Look at me, I'll go this far to save my life, haha." *** This also relates back a couple years to the old "Blue Whale Game" trend, where people follow orders from above; inevitably leading the player to kill themselves. Yes, this a real thing.
Art : 6/10
Well, it's not like animation style can be put down simply cause the concept is poor. Most of the scenes are presented own up to what the animator or studio wishes to show off. However, when other categories intercept with this, the value of the art goes down, as its mood and tone it SHOULD display ends up in the gutter. Instead, you laugh as the protagonist desperately tries to stop his classmates from victimizing themselves. haHa, so funny
Sound : 3/10
Remember Asta from Black Clover? Screaming every couple seconds? Imagine that with the over-the-top worry and crying in every episode. For me, at least; it gets annoying and reduces the immersion into the story. Simply put; the sound becomes so vanilla that the emotions behind it become stale. Why in gods name does the protagonist cry over literally EVERY SINGLE DEATH (okay, that's exaggerated, but you get the point). Let this become a bridge over to the god-awful character development
Character : 1/10
Alright, MC is up to the base for batting again, because apparently he had already attended one of these games, which is why he's got that clean new edge to cut his classmates apart, but the details of the previous game don't get revealed until later, you know? NOT IMPORTANT. Somehow, the biggest puxxy from the last King's Game WON IT. You'd think it'd be someone intelligent, and able to manipulate the game to his liking; or maybe someone maniacal, and able to kill and do something completely insane without a heart, or tear. Believe it or not, we have the protagonist that suddenly loves his classmates over the course of like.. A couple weeks, enough to cry over their deaths. The development relies heavily on his past, such as the previous heroine that the MC liked --> Into the trillions of others that he suddenly meets in this new class. Other characters? Just the typical mysterious girl that has some ace up her sleeve, but doesn't care to show it, A bunch of jocks with ogre thinking of "Me die If I No Follow Order," and a collection of pretty flowers that probably have a dirt personality hidden underneath. If this isn't enough to show off the lack of development throughout the first couple episodes; other than the details that should've already been provided from the experienced MC, then Nisekoi must have traveled like a bullet.
Enjoyment : 2/10
You get it; a simple knack of "Wow, I can't believe he did this." and "What can top that." Characters? God awful, I haven't seen any characters that had likable traits. It's simply a sit-and-watch the protagonist cry for another girl, every episode. Heart strings weren't pulled with the first victims, or the MC getting bullied when he tried to slice off relationships with his sharpened edge, they won't be pulled from the generic cast of people. Simply put; enjoyment comes from the event of happily watching students kill themselves off one by one.
Overall : 1/10
Unless you're an avid fan of killing games, and had already seen the standard "Danganronpa" or "Mirai Nikki" and every single other main-stream classroom killings shows, and REALLY don't want to get into reading other gory stuff, since reading is too comprehensive for your massive head, go ahead and watch this. Be sure to unplug your head before doing so, or else all the plot-holes and stupid choices make you regret living, like your parents telling you you're adopted, or a terrible hangover.
Story - Interesting foundation, poor execution, wrong cast. 4/10
Art - As good any recent animations can offer. 6/10
Sound - ruined by the repetitive screeches of protesters in the ele-- 3/10
Character - no development, lackluster subchars, and 0 iq mc -- 1/10
Enjoyment - wow, whatever can they do next? 2/10
Overall - One stroke up, Diagonal stroke, another Stroke up, circle. 1/10
Conclusion - watch other similar, and decently executed shows, or turn off your brain and enjoy.
I never write reviews, but this is the worst anime I have ever seen and I believe that I should warn people not to watch it.
One of the problems it has is the fact that all of its characters are completely forgettable. I am on the 6th episode and lots of people have died. However, I could only tell you something about 2 or 3 of them.
Another problem is the fact that a lot of the characters die in the same or the next episode in which they are introduced (or get a bit of focus). This does not only mean that it is
very predictable to tell who will die in this episode, you also do not care about them all that much because you do not know them. What is even worst, they are generally presented as selfish persons that only want to survive without caring about the other people that die. If this was done right, you could be rooting for one or the other character to survive, but the anime is clearly trying to make you root for the main characters.
I could get over that if you did not know if the main characters are going to make it or not. However, most of the story is told in flashbacks, as the main protagonist explains to his new classmates his previous experience in the game. This means that, from the very first episode, you know that the main character is the only one who makes it alive.
And those are not even the main problems I have with this anime. I honestly like the premise. However, this anime takes all the problems that could come out of this premise and decides that, as far as they do not show them on screen, they do not exist. For example, how is it possible that after half of their classmates have died the police still has not appeared? I could understand it if none of the players wanted to go and tell the police about the game if it was a rule (which it is not) but I would be really surprised if I was in high school, half of my classmates had died and the police still had not come to talk with me.
In fact, the anime does as much as it can to avoid showing other characters than the people playing the game, maybe assuming that we will not realise how stupid it is for the characters to not try and seek for help from other people. The worst case so far is in episode 6, where the main character literally explains (via flashback) to some new classmates how multiple of his old classmates died while sitting next to a taxi driver as he is driving them to the place they want to go. However, the taxi driver does not appear on screen and that is apparently enough for the show to justify why this person does not freak out.
And there are many more problems with this anime, such as characters behaving irrationally or suddenly behaving completely opposite to what they did previously, but if I had to analyze them as much as I have for the previous ones this review would end up being an essay. So this is my conclusion: do not watch this anime.
This anime is the most tasty garbage.
If you like to watch things like The Room, Birdemic, or Mayoiga you will have a great time watching this show! I recommend watching with friends for a good laugh! 8/10
If you don't get a laugh out of absurdly bad shows, leave now and never look back. Without ironic enjoyment, this show deserves a 4/10
A high school class begins receiving text message commands, that if they disobey they die in a most gruesome manner. I'm talking screaming, exploding body parts, and projectile limbs. The story can be confusing at times, but for the most part its very
easy to follow whats going on.
The King's orders usually boil down to "have sex with this person" or "one person has to choose someone to die". We end up with lots of similar situations but the show does a good job of switching up what reactions the characters have, and the ways in which they die.
This story could have made a good show if it was executed better, but instead we get this lovely masterpiece.
Mediocre for the most part with peaks and valleys, and some truly baffling shots. It is much more ambition than it has the money for, leading to some genuinely hilarious moments. The poor art adds a lot to making this show as funny as it is.
The opening is edgy as hell and definitely sets the mood. Otherwise nothing to complain about or compliment.
All of them are bland, with some having slightly more personality than others. But it doesn't bother me much as the fun part is watching them get trashed by the King's game. They serve their purpose but I certainly won't be remembering any of them once done with this show.
Adding this to my collection of shows I ironically enjoy. I've been watching this show weekly for 6 weeks, and at the end of every episode I'm begging for more. I have laughed out loud for this show more than for some shows that are actually trying to be comedies. Roll with the stupidity and you will have a great time.
This show is absolutely ridiculous, and thinks edgy=good. The characters are bland, and the art only serviceable. But by golly, is this show trying its best to be entertaining. Try your shot at it if you're interested, if your sense of humor matches with mine, you will have a great time with this show.
This is by far one of the stupidest and most awful shows I have ever had the pleasure of watching. I chose the word pleasure very deliberately, as Ousama Game is an absolute blast to watch and has reached the fine line between 2edgy4me and utter trash.
I love hating every aspect of this show. I want more. Go to your local waste disposal center and pick up a copy of the Ousama Game manga. Read it every day. Take in the trash. Let it become part of your daily routine. Read it on your bus ride to school. Read it at work. Stream the Ousama
Game anime at your local library. Show your appreciation for such a glorious mess.
Thank you, Nobuaki Kanazawa, for this blessing. Words cannot explain how much I treasure your existence.
Let the master fodder this show in just 4 episode.
This fictional king is a crazy motherfucker who likes to see some highchooler cuckold action, you can just open your browser and view any hentai or adult movie to enjoy your fantasies and not use people as fun. You might say " Duh dis is just an anime, why are you writing about a character so much and judging that character so hard?". This character is created by creator of manga, to be honest this is the worst and most weird character i have seen on an fictional movie/TV show/anime/book. Thisi one has 0 good points
and full bad things about its personality, so dont even compare this character, i have tried to find a rival to this one already.
Well you see this is the first mistake author made, first character i just thrashed.
Story is in Japan, where almost every town, every city has a hospital and police station near as much as you can just make it in 10 minutes. There was 2 "having sex" orders till now. Naoto could cut off his dick and that tall guy can so. People do surgeries to change their bender, believe me i have people as much as i could do it to not hurt them. 22 years i had more fun than a young man could have. İ can go gay rest of my life, sounds interesting. Also they havent contacted any police officer yet, again a stupid point.
Third: İf you tie a person and give him/her clean fresh air, healthy food that is sure not poisonous, biologicall and logically that person will live as long as you keep doing it, till you find sick king.
Art sucks so bad i would pass this show even if it was a hentai, fyi i love hentais more than any media production.
İ give 4 to sound, JUST FOR COLDRAİN.
Overall, just show is like a try before Danganronpa or the manga that there was a guy who had a twin brother and he was prisoned in cyber world ( i cant remember that mangas name) but this is a tragedy for me i wont be watching anime for a while because it was sooooo bad, like i wanna rate it lower than 0, my apologies to Scum's Wish and other shows that i rated 1-2 or 3.
This anime makes mayoiga look like a good watch XD
The 1# worst anime on my lost by far , idk why my friends enjoyed watchig this sad excuse of an anime -_- , i guess it apeals for people who don't care about neither the characters or the story.
Now i only watched 6 episodes but I wad already at my limit and i only kept on going because i wanted to see if it could get any worse....and to no one's surprise it did.
Just save yourself the trouble of watching it.
On the other hand it provides some unintentional laughs and rhe characters die in pretty
stupid ways (litteraly one caught on fire and gave 0 fucks)
The king's game is a game played with people pick numbers at random and a king calls upon whatever number you get. the number called has to do what they are told. In this anime if you fail to complete an order you die. This would work if the writing wasn't complete garbage. First, we have two games going on at one time. Well, a past game and the current one. So we have double dose of rape and betrayal. Once again this sounds like a good show although it isn't. They try to make us care about characters in a span of episode of
top of everyone being dumbasses that don't know what loopholes are or characters that are selfish for not even their own survival. There is also a bunch of pointless dialogue because people struggle to do even the simplest of orders. And etc and etc.
The art isn't amazing either but not bad. It isn't downright terrible animation I mean I've seen worse but it isn't something you would watch this show for. Some of the characters just look disgusting anyway.
The music can be rather cliche and boring for this genre but the voice actors feel like their talents are being wasted here with these garbage characters and lines. It doesn't help or they try to make every scene as dramatic as possible.
The characters are this show's real drawback. The main character has won this game before yet still struggles to figure things out in the current one. He forces people to do things he wouldn't do himself and makes empty promises but so does everyone in this show. No of the characters so far are redeeming anyway since no one has a centralized character. They all change to what the plot needs them to be in that moment.
I had high hopes for this show going in because it had some hype to it. the source is supposed to be better popular in Japan but so was other shows this season but those are trash also. Going from episode to episode hurts do to the terrible writing and tone changes. I don't know why anyone would watch this unironically.
This anime screws itself over from almost the very get go, but I'll try my best to state the problems.
It doesn't help to have a good chunk of this series to be consisting of flashbacks to the previous Ousama Game. The leeway into the new Ousame Game plot is also not very well done. Honestly, it's the garbage version of Akame Ga Kill where all they do is just kill off characters like no tomorrow. At least Akame Ga Kill made me feel for and have an affinity for the characters that got killed off. At this point, it doesn't matter if it stays true
to the manga version or not.
I will say that the opening theme is pretty lit, and that I feel bad that it's wasted on such a trainwreck of a series. There's nothing much else I can say about it. The soundtracks within the actual episodes are decent but due to how poorly the series plays out, they become just a "benchwarmer".
Not much to say about the art, it's kinda decent, but I've seen plenty similar or better. At least they do well with showing the characters' expressions.
I do not get how you turn someone who seemed like the nicest girl in the class to a complete douchebag within two episodes, with absolutely no leeway or any logical catalyst. Sure, maybe it's out of complete terror that you turn into someone you're not, but it's honestly offputting, even if you're a fan of sudden changes in personalties. Additionally, the series doesn't handle the characters well enough to where you can actually feel for them. Like I didn't even blink when someone gets brutally killed in an episode, I'm more like "umm, okay, another one bites the dust?"
It's honestly a whole lot worse than the Danganropa adaptation with these situations.
If you read my previous statements, you can already guess my enjoyment level. If not, I'll just say it: if there was an option of 0, I'd pick that, cause that series is honestly one of the worst things I've ever seen. I mean, to carry over from my thoughts about people saying Yugioh Arc V being controversial and trash....nah nah nah, that ain't nothing, cause Arc V is actually pretty good despite the butchered final arc, cause to be fair, even many great series have had butchered conclusions....this series known as Ousama Game, though, is appalling beyond reason, even if not the absolute worst.
TWO WORDS: DON'T WATCH
Honestly, you're better off with even the cliche harem and isekai series than this abomination.
Trust me, it'll save whole hours of your life.
And you're also better off reading the manga, instead, ofc
And with that, my rambling and review is done.
this is balls.
when i heard the description of it i was all in. like uhhhhhh there's someone out there that's sending you mysterious messages that you must complete or you will be punished. ooo! very interesting! naw boy. naw.
very intriguing at first. it sets up for some type of mystery and even a bit of scariness but it shatters all of that within the first episode. you expect at least a three-episode build up before the scary texts come in. Episode 1: kiss someone. Episode 2: draw a weiner on the classroom whiteboard. Episode 3: punch this guy in the face. NAW. it goes
episode 1: kiss someone. kill this guy. no buildup. this could have been really cool.
worst animation i have seen in years. I'm not critical when it comes to things like this but jesus how stiff can these people be?
The MC is one of those guys who screams and shrills and cries whenever something bad happens. OOF.
Now. With a classroom full of students you expect there to be at least a few you care about. at least a few you recognize right? our main character transfers to another school and after about a week he decides he loves all of them. great people. cringe. but after each and every death he cries for them like he knew them since he was a kid. even more unbelievable and cringy. you expect the main character, the person who won the last king's game to be a smart, conniving guy that will do anything he has to do to stay alive. no, he's the generic, "we need to work together and be friends" type of guy. should have been a character driven story but it ended up being the worst part about it.
naw boy. skip it.
despite how bad it is i want to see what happens. it has this sort of thing that makes you wanna keep watching and see if the cringe lords die. boo. bad.
This is a so bad it's good anime. It really is. The deaths tend to be hilariously bad, the characters are hilariously bad and completely unsympathetic. This is an anime where you watch the body count go up, and you really don't care about anyone in it. You just watch it because you want to see how much worse it could get.
Story (2): Pretty non-existent. People receive texts, and if they don't do things in the texts, they die. If they do things in the texts, they die.
Art (2): It's really bad. I think only Inuyashiki has worse art this season, cause at least this
is 2D animation and there was a minute amount of effort put into it.
Sound (4): Bland and forgettable. Why is it a four then? Because the opening theme is REALLY good. Great opener, a good example of not judging a book by its cover.
Characters (2): There's almost no development and most of the characters are really unlikeable. You don't care if they die. Sometimes the anime tries to make certain ones sympathetic a minute or two before they die, but that's just really skeazy writing. Won't work for most people.
Enjoyment (7): The enjoyment of this anime is just for those who like 'so good it's bad' anime. People who just can't tear their eyes away from a trainwreck. It's for those kind of people.
So this is my first anime review here on MAL and bo-hoi do I have things to say about this abomination. I really, really wanted my first review to be somewhat professional and objective without any bias but I just HAD to review this just to let people know how dreadfully painful it is to watch this abortion of an anime every week just to feel the acomplishment of enduring the whole thing. SERIOUSLY!!!
Ever seen those "torture" scenes from bad sci-fi movies where a secret organization tortures a victim by forces them watch some psychological BS program to break them and ultimately, take control of
Sort of like the infamous MK-Ultra.
I felt this was that for me.
But I just couldn't stop watching the train wreck. It's like watching watching an airplane's engine die and take a dive from the skies. You know the end result is gonna be ugly but you can't look away for some reason.
Just to let people know. I was a manga reader before going into this so I knew what kind of thing was specting. It wasn't much but hell, I was at least hoping to be mildly entertained, which I am, but not in the way that I wanted. I even own the freaking manga! This ''thing" was just painful to watch through and through. And I say thing because this seriously CANNOT be called an anime. It should be ILLEGAL to do so.
Now, with my rant out of the way I want to rate each section of this thing accordingly the best I can without getting triggered just by the thought of me wasting time on this.
Story - 1/10
As I mentioned before, I am a manga reader. At least for the "first" King's Game part of the story. You see, this thing is divided into two diferent stories of two diferent King's Games that our MC, Nobuaki, goes through. The first King's Game, in which everyone except him died is told by flashbacks to his current classmates. The second King's Game involves Nobuaki's second class. At the moment of this review I've seen 6 episodes. This almost concludes the first game but the second one is just getting started so I dont know how it will play out.
The problem with the story is that it tries to tie two completely diferent, although related, stories into one and fails to do so so badly. First, I'll adress the elephant in the room: The Flashbacks. Making the first game be told by flashbacks completly ruins the point of the game in the first play since we know Nobuaki survived and everyone else from the first class didn't. This also cuts into the second game's story way to often to the point where progress in the story is almost non-existant. Imagine a bit more than a single day has passed in the current story in the span of 6 episodes... Yeah, it's that bad.
The original story wasn't a modern masterpiece but It could have been adapted in a way that wasn't a sore to the eye to watch.
Art - 2/10
What can I say about the art other than... meh. The thing I can probably talk about the most is the gore scenes. Honestly it feels they're just there for visual impact but its actually more cringe inducing than anything. The animation just looks stiff most of the time. Body movements don't feel or look like they're supposed to.
Sound - 4/10
Again. Just... meh. I can't even remember a single soundtrack. No, not a soundtrack that I enjoyed, just a soundtrack. If the OST is that unmemorable then you know its bad.
The voice acting is just bad all around. The characters don't convey emotion like a real person should. Friends are dying in front of their eyes and they freak out and scream. Yet they can't express their emotions like a human should even if their life depended on it. Oh wait, it DID depend on that once, lmfao.
The saving grace in this category is the OP song, which is pretty good. That alone bumped up this score to a 4 and the overall score to a 2.
Just be reminded that this is the category that I rated the highest. And it's a FOUUURRR.
Characters - 1/10
All of these characters are so badly written it makes me cringe. First of all, Noubuaki wasn't such a coward in the manga, but here they make him look extremely weak-willed. The rest of the cast just feels like they're mentally retarded and can't think straight for more than 10 seconds. Sure, you could argue that they're being thrown into a situation no one knows how to handle but they don't even try to do anything to stop it. They just wait it out until they die at best and try to sabotage each other at worst. They lack any logic behind their reasoning.
Enjoyment - 1/10
This category is the most subjective one of all of them. It all comes down to personal preference and since it comes to that I'll state my personal opinion:
IT'S FUCKING SHIT!!!
If you watch this knowing it will be bad only to make fun of it maybe you'll enjoy it more, idunno. Maybe you'll watch it as a comedy anime or something and maybe, just maybe, you'll find a way to actually enjoy it. Although that seems like a far cry.
Overall - 2/10
I don't even know what to say at this point. I've let out all my rage just writing this review only so I can show how much I hate it to random people I will never know. Seems like that qualifies me as a professional anime critic now... hurrah.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to make a joke about bleaching my eyes to get the point through to my friends.
Ousama Game the Animation. The comedy of the season. The characters are so funny how they died (the girl that falls from the windows, why is so much blood when she falls?? that's not making any sense) all the side characters are plot device, for example: first episodes when some boys are beating the MC for reasons and the girl suddenly becomes pyscho in the second episode (and we don't talk about how they believe her when she accuses the MC of rape but that bitch wants sex early with another guy). Other intelligent character is the girl that wants to know who is the
king (how amazing order) and she becomes blind (and she can write like a normal person in the sand and walk without problems for so long!!) Also why they adapt first adapt the second game and then we have to much flashbacks of the first game when THE MC SAYS THAT EVERYBODY DIES why i should care about characters of the first game that have to die anyway? Where is the police in this anime? Sadly that an amazing opening is on one of the worst anime of the season.
i think this anime is recommended for who have highly mental,certainly for adult age. no fun no laugh in this story but if you want to watch unusual sensation and enjoyment of the story and plot,personally i recommended to watch this
(cause i like this series,doesnt mean i'm a psychopath)
for Character i think its look good, because each other person is have a lot of wisdom which is different subtly
if you have same taste with me "watch some series because you want to undestanding the story not looking for art" (this series for example)
i think you will have enjoyment when you watch this
personally i'll give 8
for Overall and i recommended to watch this as i said before,thanks