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Feb 27, 2020
Honestly, the manga is strange, ugly, and yet weirdly charming in it's own way. The stories are disconnected and disjointed, but at the same time hilarious and unsettling. The author has her own story (unfortunately killing herself from likely stress from the popularity of this series, along with untreated manic depression) that I think definitely influences the darkness and surrealism of the story. But it's never 'dark' in a 'woe is us' way. It reminds me of what Jorge Luis Borges said of the comedic book Candide (I'm paraphrasing Borges here), 'the book undermines it's pessimism by the joy and creativity in the way it read more
Feb 27, 2020
I have to say this was one of my favorite animes I've watched in a long time, absolutely wonderful and memorable one.

The animation is weird, and it can be both ugly and beautiful from one second to the next, without breaking any flow or sticking out. The animation might be a hard sell for some people, but the way it's use is definitely allows for both some fantastical and yet also realistic visuals. Blew me away at moments yet keeps things grounded for the more serious scenes.

The sound/music is absolutely wonderful, if I have to rate the soundtrack I would put it in my top read more