One day, Kaede, a gyaru, picks up a dinosaur and begins living with it. The short comedy depicts their daily lives together as the dinosaur consumes human food, watches TV, and enjoys fashionable things. Thus begins the story of a gal and a dinosaur cohabiting that transcends time. (Source: MAL News)
Never in my life would I have thought I would have to drop an anime. Ever.
Here we are, the 25th day of April in 2020. A year surrounded by chaos as Covid-19 runs rampant and we are all locked inside. Well fortunately, that doesn’t change me much as I will continue to watch anime. The biggest change is me dropping an anime. I have watched and finished far worse anime in my life. I will tell you why I made this decision.
So let me focus on some good things before I dig into it. I like the characters. While not amazing, they seem to have a lot of fun and great personality to go along with it. Lots of energy was put into the characters and I can appreciate that. I think the art style is fun and enjoyable in the animation. We will get to my score later. There were some really wholesome parts with Kaede and dino in the first 4 episodes that I watched which I really enjoyed. The OP is pretty catchy too.
Okay, so it had some things going for it, but it definitely had things not going for it (and a lot at that). That is my first complaint. There is literally so much going on. The animation part can be divided into two separate things: the main animation and the “between scenes” animation. There is some main story which is actually pretty fun and nice. I enjoy that part. There are some silly intermissions, that while I don’t particularly love, I can at least watch them with respect. Then the other part of the show is live action. It was a struggled after episode 1 whether I wanted to deem this worthy of an anime title, but I decided to let it slide. The live action parts don’t really go well together and it just makes me feel like I am legitimately wasting time. The one in Episode 3 I guess was better than the rest by a bit, but still. It didn’t feel right. I definitely would have had this show be a short instead of adding in what they did. It was like when Cartoon Network started adding in live action stuff. It just didn’t feel right. Overall, there was just such a variety of substance packed into these 20 minute episodes and it just was a mess.
I feel the need to mention my art score. I liked the actual animation quite a bit. I would have given it an 8. It felt fun. I am balancing that with the live action part of 0/10 which gives it a 4. That’s all. Not that deep.
The sounds were really fucking weird. I swear, air horns and lightsabers as sound effects probably aren’t the best choice. There were a lot of other sounds in there but those were the most notable. Like I said tho, at least the OP bopped.
I got most of my complaining out of my system now. I really think dropping this anime may not be for everyone, but I think it is important to talk about and fairly assess the show as is as an anime on an anime site. I just cannot continue to watch and support this abomination of clutter and mess. From what I understand, this is nothing like the manga so far so there is that whole factor too.