So our adult male protagonist, who is a well-paid expert courier, uses a scooter to try to outmaneuver helicopter gunships. Okay. If it were a motorcycle instead, that would at least be more understandable, but outside of FLCL, I don’t think it’s possible to make scooters look cool.
That’s just one part of what makes this one difficult to score highly. The premise is pretty sound; some catastrophe made part of a city disappear, there’s only one survivor, and everyone seems interested in her for one reason or another. Perhaps it’s because she has powers that allow her to manifest the spiritual form of her father’s bodyguards to deal with a telekinetically empowered monk, and those two are far from the only ones around with powers. There seem to be at least two distinct warring factions here, and which ones can be trusted is still in question. It’s a confusing mess that will no doubt get sorted out over the course of the next couple episodes. For now, everything has the vagueness inherent to just touching the surface of a much bigger picture. While there’s nothing unusual about that for a first episode, at least a little more definition of what’s actually going on might have been appreciated.
Aside from the premise, the other potential appealing factor is the two lead characters taking the first steps toward forming a bond. As much as Takuya tries to claim that he’s just in it for the money or professional pride, he’s already starting to regard Yuki as more than just another delivery, and even with her powers she desperately needs a protector. (I’m also not buying that he actually gets killed at the end of the episode.) I can see them making a good pair. The emphasis placed on the idol group is also interesting and makes me wonder if we won’t see more of them before this story is done.
The technical merits on this one aren’t great; the CG definitely isn’t even on the level of this season’s Fairy gone. However, the characters and premise have just enough going for them to make for a passable show. You can also free Shoumetsu Toshi anime watch online and free anime download.
I am just wondering what happened here. Afterlost is an anime adaptation of a mobile game that with my sincere thoughts, I don’t get whose brilliant idea was to make an anime out of a mobile game that looks and seems to play exactly like JetPack Joyride. Although it has some story in it, but I don’t know if the anime’s plot is totally based on the game’s story but either way I am not here to review videogames, I am here to tell you about what it could be one of the worst shows of the year 2019.
First let’s begin with the biggest and atrocious flaw from Afterlost and it’s the stupid CGI Rendering. I can’t believe that it is 2019, anime studios can’t figure out or they don’t know how to mesh CG with 2D animation. Other countries where animation companies are located can pull this off way better examples of this are places like China and the USA I am not kidding. It seems that the director Miya was so focused on showing the work of the CGI team every time they could, they loved to give the viewer their fabulous and finished work of their awesome vehicles. In my opinion I believe Daytona USA from 1993 or any racing arcade game of the time have better graphics and design that this garbage. I even believe that Tsui no sora vehicles look better than this and that was done by an unknown company in Japan, but this, this is freaking Madhouse that we are talking about. A freaking well known animation company, that even One Punch Man fans are crying and screaming to them for a remake of OPM S2 after what has happened to their beloved show.
Also, the camera rotating in this show is atrocious. I can’t believe it. When the camera rotates around the characters it is simply ugly. The only thing that comes to my mind are those transitions of paper Mario games but here it does not look good at all. It is so off putting and gives the sensation that the characters are not even in the background and are losing themselves from their own dimension. That’s something funny that I just said because that’s one of the main themes on this animated trash can.
But continuing with the camera, oh dear, the camera direction is freaking garbage, did they ask Hiroshi Kimura the creator of ladyspo to help with the camera. Because the camera can’t be static at all or it cannot move flawlessly through the scene, it feels that someone with their own phone is filming something in front of those characters, but that camera guy is trying his best to not show how nervous he is. I really want to know who approve this brilliant idea for an anime and one more thing from the production team, the running animation it’s so wrong, not even Hannah-Barbera running sequences feel so stiff to watch like these ones.
And that is just the technical part.
So after discussing some of the terrible decisions for this to be broadcasted on tv, what is it about? With all my true feelings I don’t get this story At all. Well for beginners this anime should be called flashback the animation because the flashbacks that appear in this show, come out of nowhere. Sometimes you think you are at least trying to understand the story, but the flashbacks here don’t make any sense at all. They throw flashbacks whenever they think its good, but it doesn’t make any sense. The flashbacks scenes are so random that you don’t even know if the next scene is still part of the flashback or not. There is no transition to say this happened in the past or if this is happening in the current timeline.
Ok I already said 2 keywords for this show those words are timelines and dimensions. From what my brain could at least tried to understand from this show is that scientists are trying to make a parallel universe machine and with that machine do some research because this scientist, I believe, it’s from another dimension and is trying to make the worlds join together. But an accident happens, and they destroy parts of a city in Japan. All the people that were around that area disappeared except for this girl who is the daughter of the scientist and whose name I already forgot because I don’t give a damn about these characters at all. So, she is captured by an agency to examine her to see why she was the only one that survived and then comes the lazy characterization of the other protagonist. Then we meet as our next protagonist an idiotic amalgamation between Hei from Darker than Black and Kiritsugu from Fate/Zero who rescues her. Cheap Kiritsugu says that he is working as a contractor for another research lab, so they could restore the humans that disappeared from the city.
But after trying to go back where the destruction happened, they are chased by this psychic man and there are 2 freaking things that I don’t get. First ,The Moped this carbon copy of Kiritsugu is using must be from some stronger metal that maybe is not part of the periodic table because the thing gets hit a lot and it is still rolling. And the other thing is this, the girl protagonist has Stand/Persona powers and you want to know what else they copied? There is a carbon copy of Niko Yazawa from Love Live. Just how low has madhouse gone? I’m speechless.
So what is Niko Yazawa doing here? See the thing I said about timelines is because some parts of the destroyed city when you enter through them, they grant you access to a time loop of something that happened before the destruction of the city and they have to fix it so they can get out of it. But the whole situation is simply worthless because the show tries to make us feel bad about these characters and the sad moments but in the end they aren’t really there, they could be dead, so what’s point? they don’t show something for us as viewers to be invested on these dead characters.
and since I am talking about characters, they are simply bland and boring. It is the type of boring that honestly you would wish each episode to disappear from your eyesight as soon as possible.
The Girl with JoJo powers is always sad and has depression and I get it; she lost her father, but she is just a depressed emo and that’s her whole character arc.
The other protagonist, the edgy guy, is always with his serious look and frivolous attitude but he has no substance or anything to make him look cool like Hei from Darker than black. Even they present his past and it tells us that he was working as a helper in a kindergarten when he enters a timeloop but that doesn’t make him memorable, it’s just something he did before he started doing his actual job as a contractor.
The other characters are just not worth mentioning one by one. Well maybe I could talk about the antagonist and they are so badly made because this show every time, they throw a plot twist that the “bad guys” the protagonists are facing, they are not really the true bad guys. For example, we begin the story and they present us that a society are the bad guys, but they in the end of the episode they weren’t the bad guys because the girl who oversees the operation and tries to kidnap Knockoff Hei says she will help him because she loves him. It is so ridiculous to hear the power of love for this crap.
Then we meet the brother of the girl with Jojo powers and we discovered that he has JoJo powers as well but he isn’t the bad guy neither after they destroy his persona and he returns to normality.
Then we finally discover the true bad guy, and it is the scientist that was working with the JoJo stand user’s father that was behind all of this, because the father of the protagonist was from another dimension, he decided to have children with a woman of the current universe for that reason he wants to destroy the world and humanity. I suppose at that point I was just yawning over this half ass explanations that they were introducing just for the sake of telling a dump story.
Another aspect that sucks so much about these characters is that when there are scenes involving the death of a character, they try way too hard to build suspension from this scenes and they do this always when an episode is ending, leaving a cliffhanger for the next one. Good thing I marathoned this. The cliffhangers are awful and when someone dies, I simply don’t care about them. I don’t give an ass about their lives, I don’t know what good intentions they had, I don’t care about these characters. Another explosion that could destroy their world could happen and I’ll be laughing about the whole situation that happened to them. At least I wouldn’t be looking at horrible polygons that try to look like cars.
Continuing with the characters I think I know where the budget went, and this just an opinion not actual facts, but they decided to hire well-known actors as Tomokazu Sugita and Kana Hanazawa as our main protagonists. I will say this they are trying their best with that crappy script, but the feeling is not there. Not even their unique voices can’t redeem the characters in this show and the only music score this production has besides the opening and ending, it’s an weird electro pop song that doesn’t fit at all and that’s the only background music that I can remember.
Finally let’s discuss how this show ends, but if you really want to discover by yourself and join in my suffering continue reading, so the ending will leave you with a WTF? Face because it doesn’t explain anything. The father scientist just tells his daughter that she can rewrite the timelines but all of the sudden the bad guy becomes a metal titan and wants to destroy the world until, it is discovered that some girl that I don’t remember to what organization she was part of shoots him and the villain finds out that she planned this all along because she knew the different outcomes of the different timelines for some reason. I don’t get it at all. This show tries to get you invested with its mindfuckery although it is pathetic and idiotic.
Don’t waste anytime on this one. Madhouse has put their reputation to the floor developing an anime like this one. I just give it a 2 because whenever there was a bad cgi scene I was laughing my ass with how stupid it looked. Thanks for reading this review. Sorry if I made some grammatical/spelling mistakes, English is not my first language. Thanks and take care in whatever you do.