Anime community: We need something new!
Anime industry: *Gives something new*
Anime Community: Ugh! What the fuck is that. Kill it with fire.
Imagine the worst anime you have ever seen. Now imagine the worst live action you have ever seen. What would happen if you combined those two "worst evers" together? Dimension High School.
Let's start with a back story.
There seems to be some type of movements started in April 2018 in Shibuya when the very first "4D anime" was introduced. What "4D anime" is according to Japan, is the act of mixing 2D characters together with real humans. 2D + 3D = 4D! Nerds hate them!
Anyhow, this might provoke some thoughts like "Didn't Space Jam and Who Framed Roger Rabbit do this same thing like 30 years ago and no one called it 4D, right?" This is true, but they were missing something crucial: Japan.
The single best part of this new "4D anime" is how far the idea is pushed. For example, even the theme song-performing band is called '4 Dimensions' and the studio that made this clusterfuckery was solely created for this series and named 'Polygon Magic'.... Let me just repeat what the studio is called in case someone missed it. Polygon. Magic. ..... I hereby declare I will never call this travesty "4D anime" without quotation marks.
Anyhow , this series is a test by the anime industry. Touching the ice with stick. While the new VAIO technology is being tested with VR anime shorts, big streamers such as Netflix are taking market share with 100% CGI animation and some 360 degree series are being brought to consumers, of course someone had to come up with even shittier of an idea: this idea, and now we are doomed to call a series filled with with Japanese live action actors 'an anime'.
The worst part of this idea is not really that it exist, but how it was made in this case. The production makes no sense. Even the live action segments have been dubbed over by anime seiyuus. It looks beyond ridiculous. And that's not nearly all. The story is advanced shittiness which not just anyone can achieve. Dude walks to his school and find an alien rock who seems to be able to fly and speak and control over different dimensions after which he turns our live action dudes into anime characters and makes them answer questions that are so incredibly stupid it's making the series 'Numb3rs' seem like a masterpiece.
The OST is equally laughable with everything else. Some type of spaceship UFO sounds you can hear kindergartener mimic when playing some sort of imaginary alien play. Expect here it's a song.
This show is so bad it's annoying. Truth to be told, there is no oceanic trench deep enough to properly bury it.
I know the creators gave 0 fucks making this but I can't praise garbage for being self-aware garbage! Well, fuck it, this review is going to be similar to the anime I'm reviewing: effortless, stale and full of shit with 0 fucks given ;)
Anime IRL? Wtf? Can we even consider this an anime, the creators must be geniuses, they broke the fucking code lmao, real people being weebs that soon are transported to a VRChat terribly animated glitchy isekai world. Also, the OP is fairly shit and everything else soundwise is mediocre, but what did I expect in the first place? The art gets
a 1 and the sound gets a generous 5.
Stop reading this review, why are you even here? The show is awful in every way, the story is cringy, the characters are cringy, the "art" is cringy; EVERYTHING IS FUCKING CRINGY! It becomes a pure shitfest comedy after the first 5 mins, scratch that, from the first fucking 5 seconds in which it manages to confuse being self aware for being funny XD
This "anime" makes me question my existence, why must I exist in a world where this shit exists, this is a meme, not a show worth your time. Thus... 10/10
This show falls under the category "it's so bad it's good". It's very cheesy and obviously low-budget, and there are some areas where it looks like the writing doesn't really line up with the show (for example, what is supposed to be a "2D anime word" is really 3D CGI that looks like it was recorded from VRChat or something similar); however, this is pretty easy to look past, as it's at least obvious what the intent was.
Each character is easily distinguishable, and each one is likable (although, some, like the teacher and Ryuusei, are not *as* much). The actors do a really great job
voicing their characters, and they aren't *bad* at the live action bits, but they do seem like they're more accustomed to acting on a stage than on a TV set. This does improve with time, though. There is a lot of repetition, especially in the early episodes, but it's varied enough that the viewer doesn't get bored. For LGBTQA+ viewers, the main characters are implied to be gay (I say implied, but it is essentially explicit). Of course, it's not a romance, so there aren't any real romantic relationships (at least as of episode 6), but the relationships between the characters are cute and really enjoyable to watch develop.
The characters and the concept are the real strong points in this show, and honestly if the show had received the budget it deserved and gotten actual 2D anime scenes and a bit stronger writing, I think that it would be a lot more popular than it is. It's really fun to watch, it's LGBTQA+ friendly, and it's a really good way to get a laugh with some friends. It's no masterpiece, but I would recommend it to anyone just looking for a lighthearted and fun time.