Anidb claims this is similar to Elfen Lied. I’m not feeling it. (Okay, apparently, same author)
Back when he was a kid, Murakami often played with this girl called Kuroneko. But then, an accident during one of their adventures left Murakami badly injured and Kuroneko dead.
Fast forward to the present time, Murakami is still not quite over the fact. But lo and behold, someone who looks exactly like Kuroneko shows up as a transfer student.
So is this a drama? Not quite, as soon enough, this transfer student Kuroha Neko (seriously) reveals to Murakami that she can predict the circumstances of people’s death and that she is a witch created through science.
And therein lies the weirdness of this show. The pilot episode kinda jumps around the various genre it delves into. One scene the show is all serious with matters of introspection. Another minute it goes into pointless fanservice. Still yet another minute it jumps into a dark brooding mood. A little later it flirts with mystery-suspense vibes. All that spread across a series of absurd random circumstances. Overall, there’s not much consistency in the mood of the episode.
Same case for the characters. Kuroha is introduced with a stern serious look. Then a bit later on she starts acting silly. Murakami likewise is first introduced as an overthinker, with an excessively long internal monologue only to act by instinct later in the episode.
Simply put, the show feels more like a mixed bag of whatever the makers fancied, much like fanfictions. The lack of focus in the delivery diminishes the impact of whatever story it’s trying to tell.
P.S.: “Just shut up and show me your armpit.”
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