One day, a city suddenly disappears. Takuya, a professional by-the-contract courier and lone wolf, meets Yuki, the only survivor from the city's extinction. The two rely on a message from Yuki's father, who was heard to be missing, and head toward the disappeared city, Lost.
However, unexpected obstacles strike before the pair, with the reality especially shocking for Yuki. Before them are the feelings of those left behind, a mysterious group manipulating in the shadows, and unveiling the hidden conspiracy. Takuya and Yuki, who both were initially strangers, would deepen their bond during the journey and unravel the mystery of the Lost city.
This show is exactly my type of show, except I'm not enjoying it as much as I thought I would.
The first episode starts off alright as it seems to be an adventure/mystery show, but it starts to go downhill from there.
No (over) melodramatic scenes.
There are some heavily unnecessary elements in the show like the idol group and its appearance throughout the show. It has little to no significance in the plot itself. The male main character feels like a side character and the female major character is your generic overpowered loli. The concept of a city disappearing seemed really promising. It's quite disappointing.
TL;dr Don't waste your time on this. This show has absolutely nothing to offer except boredom.
Minor spoilers for first episode ahead.
Shoumetsu toshi which roughly translates to Lost City is a story about a City and it's residents disappearing out of nowhere. A girl named Yuki is the only survivor and then there's a guy with a scooter who does whoknowswhat delivery work. He is requested by some scientific dudes (who do experiment on Tamashi of the people who disappeared in along with the city) to deliver this girl Yuki into the lost city because they think her father is alive. Now plot is not completely
horrible and if it was executed even remotely decently it could've been a somewhat not so boring and frustrating to watch but unfortunately it is. Not a single thing about the mystery element of the story progresses in any possible direction. Past on screen events are thrown into dump and overall it's a pile of boredom.
Not a single character is likeable. Main characters Takuya and Yuki are absolutely pain in the eye to watch. Yuki looks and behaves like a spoiled runaway child acting like a chicken leeching for sympathy. Takuya is even more annoying, a very bad mixture of Haruko from FLCL and Emiya shirou from FSN would be pretty appropriate
to describe him. And yeah side characters are even less significant.
CGI is horrible. Takuya's scooter chase was like playing NFS on a 1995 PC with 5fps. Also there's no synchronization between sound and scene of the anime. First it fails to produce a hype moment then an overhyped music starts playing 2 seconds later which makes the already awful scene look even worse.
There are plenty of good animes in this world. Don't waste your time on this. It neither have a even remotely decent story nor is audio visually acceptable.
This show starts off with the main protagonist Takuya, a scooter wielding courier service transporting his latest job, Yuki to the city Lost (appropriately named as every person in this city vanished due to 'unknown causes'). The show starts off right, with an incredibly fast action scene with decent choreography to keep the viewers entertained with enjoyment. However, this sort of derails from here.
The fast pacing stays well, fast throughout, which isn't inherently bad, but for a first episode of a game adaptation anime this doesn't bode well for the viewers. Honestly, I was very confused in what was happening throughout the pilot episode and
trying to catch up with the narrative.
Speaking about the story, it seems to be going in a decent direction, one which I am not completely following and one which can have some room for improvement it is still a decent direction nevertheless. The first episode had a fun yet predictable plot twist however if this is any indication this could mean the story could develop into a more interesting plot soon enough.
The Art is pretty good, in this section I gave the art a 7/10. The animation seems quality enough for a Madhouse production however the CGI was well, in one word, underwhelming. The character designs are nice and true to the source material so I believe that the art is still probably the strongest part of this anime.
I will be true to myself that I am enjoying this show so I wouldn't say its horrible, just not worth anything above a 6/10.