Je propose qu'on devrait tous collectivement conservé nos énergies négatives et les envoyer vers
Après 4 épisodes, c'est difficile de s'emballer pour cet anime.
) Les personnages sont terrbilement sous-développé. La quantité de personnage est trop grande et le temps trop petit (12 épisodes) pour que les personnages ne se résume qu'à un seul trait distinctif.
) Le scénario est complètement ridicule. L'anime se prend ben trop au sérieux alors que tout les personnage agissent constament de manière stupide, tellement que ça tourne en comédie au lieu d'être un anime "mystérieux". D'ailleurs toute la portion mystérieuse de l'anime est ennuyante à mourir, on n'a même pas vraiment envie de savoir ce qui se passe vraiment tellement l'éxécution dans Mayoiga est tout croche.
Si vous avez le temps, je vous conseille la review de Pessoa sur MAL, il résume parfaitement ma pensé:
One sentence review: Mayoiga is a perfect example of mediocre anime that takes itself too seriously with its cardboard characters (and causes few unintended chuckles).
You don’t need to eat the whole pie to judge the taste. So far I’ve watched 4 episodes, following the infamous three episode rule. Yet, Mayoiga is an anime so insipid that with all its supposed mysteries, it fails to catch attention of viewers. My opinion hasn’t change a bit since the first episode. I might as well write this a month ago as my first impressions and wait to post it now. I’m a victim of three episode rule. Try to watch first episodes with open mind, if you don’t like it, that’s that, drop it. Life is too short to spend on every future possibility. I have more chance of winning lottery than seeing Mayoiga turn into a good show in later episodes. Nevertheless, to be faithful to this review, I’ll complete it.
Story: usual gimmicks
First, good points: no school settings, no unnecessary fan service so far. That’s all. A group of people go to a hidden village to start life anew. Character introductions start immediately, with the worst possible way, letting each one literally stand up and talk. A bus-full of characters, all ‘eccentric’ and therefore typical in anime world, each you might have seen in any other average show. Given the state of characters, the anime relies heavily on the mystery aspect to grab attention. It is done by withholding information, adding some eerie elements such as some creepy singing, dark nights, an uninhabited village (but otherwise filled with all necessary equipments, food, and even a jail), something lurking in the woods, etc. This is a story with implicit promise that if the viewer tags along until the end, they will be rewarded with some great ending, find how the mysteries are clarified and learn truth about the village, the mountain. It is all good and nice, but for a mystery to work, one needs to connect with characters. Otherwise who cares about an uninteresting nobody experiencing problems? Another part of the mystery is the character backgrounds, which obviously are revealed slowly, dragging at times, and unsurprisingly, we discover that many characters have some tragic past, such as being scapegoat, bullied, lost dear ones, mistreated, etc. The creators don’t fail to use the easiest way of characterization. You want viewers connect with the characters? Make them victimized. For to hate the villains, make them despicable caricatures. Sometimes simple mixture of traits is made to have a semi-grey zone, but even this falls into the usual categories. To be fair, all these are slowly revealed, not at once in order to hold the mystery element as long as possible. This anime clumsily hides a lot of information as an investment for later to make some shocking revelations and plot twists, treating its viewers as imbeciles to make them continue watching.
Characters: lots of archetypes
You can spot the main character the instant you see his ordinariness among others in the bus. He is our hero, weak looking, a coward now and then, but defending others selflessly, kind, bland, nice, wimp, boring. In short, a face you’re already familiar with. After a person is lost our wise hero asks ‘Is it really a good idea to call the police?’ If it isn’t, then only in an event of genocide people should call the police. There is an aloof character, a shy one, a cute one, a potential murderer one, a silent one, a mild tsundere one, a psycho girl, an adventure seeking one, an aspiring detective, a middle aged bus driver who acts like a whiny child, a bossing type, a messing around potential rapist one. The list goes on. They are slightly crazy, illogical and violent. Obviously for a reason they all want to start a new life, so being lousy and abnormal could be understandable if they weren’t typical. They lack depth. It feels like they are acting that way for the sake of appearance and to gain individuality, failing miserably every time. It’s a method to draw curiosity which creators immediately jumped into to materialize. Characters take themselves too seriously, like a child playing adult. They made me chuckle and cringe few times. From the beginning, it is predictable that shock factor will be used, I even expect one or two plot twists, but so far I don’t care for the heroes to bother with their future or unforeseen developments in the plot. Great plot twist comes with characters we love.
Art and Sound: plain
I feel obliged to write at least two paragraphs on art and sound departments. But on Mayoiga, it will waste your time for the reason that they are both so ordinary that I can copy and paste the same section of a random review of mediocre anime and nobody can feel the difference. The visuals are ordinary, too ordinary with usual character drawings, such as pitiful efforts to make them appear different and unique. The verdict for animation is that it could be made a decade ago and I couldn’t tell the difference. Sound is as unimpressive as the animation, with forgettable opening and ending. There are many anime out there which heavily rely on great visuals and sound, effectively redeeming poor plot and making anime overall enjoyable. Mayoiga isn’t one of them. Low budget is apparent from the very beginning.
Enjoyment and overall: mediocre
Honestly, it’s hard to write negative review of any anime. Long working hours and low wages in the industry make everyone sympathetic to those hard working people. Yet, every year watching dozens of generic works that will be forgotten in a decade isn’t helpful. Expectation to see something extraordinary, solid, awesome demands fans to be harsh on their criticisms. Otherwise mediocrity sucks creativity, leaves us dissatisfied. A genuine art piece is visceral, stays with us, inspires us, and sometimes makes us better or worse persons. Mayoiga, a perfect mediocre work delivers not much enjoyment. It isn’t worth it, but you can force yourself to over think or lower your expectation to get some pleasure. For me, Mayoiga is a passing memory. It will be forgotten and lost in few seasons, thrown into the dustbin of anime history. show less
À moin d'un reviremment miraculeux, je penses que ça va être le pire anime de la saison pour moi.