Why did pic related flop? I thought it was going to be a hit, especially since it was talked about a lot during the airing of its first episode.
Also, general Kotoura-san thread I guess.
>Why did pic related flop?
Because it was really, really bad.
But bad shows also fine success, anon.
>it was talked about a lot during the airing of its first episode.
Because the first half of the first episode would have made Urobutcher proud.
Its not that bad, its just the edgy anons wanted their suffering and shit. The bad thing about it was the police woman arc, her grandpa act and maybe manabe's boring joke scenes.
It's weird that all the hype and momentum it had at the start disappeared by the next episode.
The first 5 minutes of Kotoura-san was unbridled unintentional black comedy gold. I lost it when the old lady told her she got rid of the cat, her expression was priceless. Then they finished with that goofy bit of mind reading and it was like "your entire life of suffering was meaningless, now have a random love interest."
I kept watching hoping for more black comedy, but instead I got shitty not-even-murder mystery of the day.
The first half of the first episode showed enormous potential for something relatively unique.
Then it became ridiculously generic from there on out. I'm surprised I managed to finish it.
What, like comedic misery: the series. Produced by Urobutcher?
If it were a 7 minute an ep show, I'd watch the shit out of it.
>"edgy" as a buzzword
We're talking about stuff like The Guard here, not laughing at fucking pupa or AGK unironically.
Does edgy = flop these days?
The problem is, probably, because the author also have no clear direction for his manga. The original manga was not that good too.
The dramatic shit was too light (well it was a fucking 4koma) and the comedy was, well, average.
When you put that together in anime you better know where to put the laughing and where to put the suffering, which they clearly don't.
Also, people complain about shitty villain. The manga doesn't have a scene where they actually have to endure bully or fight crime. (Because it was a fucking 4 koma again)
I also personally believe that no 4 koma will pull off a good drama, ever.
You said it yourself. It wasn't black comedy you're just being edgy. I bet you say you laughed in Clannad when Nagisa dies.
The fuck are you on about
Kochi > Demo > Yoshi
>better than anything
I thought that it was emotionally manipulative. I still cried. Kitsuné-chan from Kanon '06 was a bigger tearjerker though
Plus, the opening was funny because all the emotionally manipulative was so over done it became comedic. Not because bad things happened to her. That's the difference here.
Demo > *
I don't get why so many people seem to hate it either. Even though it had that horrible arc with the tall female police girl, it also had some good moments and an extremely heartwarming final episode.
Maybe people watched the first episode and disliked how it didn't go full suffering.
>why did Kotoura flop
Who would pay money for a 10 minute OVA? It was a good watch with great suffering but nothing to run home about.
Plus, we were thrown straight into that flashback, there was no characterisation to induce empathy in the audience; just "here's a cute girl, now we turn the misery dial to 11 for 16 years. Observe." On top of that there was the moe art style and the aforementioned fact that it all originated as a 4koma and had a comedic director and pacing, I'm surprised the amount of people who found it blackly comedic wasn't /higher/
I'm not sure what edgy = flop was meant to mean either. If anything black comedy = flop, outside of critical review anyways.
As a postscript, you've got to remember how subjective humour is too, a yank won't have any idea why Brits find some stuff funny and other stuff poor taste, and vice versa, just as an easy example.
Kochi kochi > demo demo > yoshi yoshi
Short answer (at least for me):
They gave the manga adaptation - which was really fucking dark in some places - a much more sanitized treatment after the first episode.
The dramatic content as such, just didn't feel nearly as urgent, and because of this some of the humor lost its edge as a result.
I dropped it when she forgave that girl and acted like they were best friends after it happened.
>that horrible arc with the tall female police girl
That was fucking retarded.
Same. That shit made me sick.
Not enough suffering.
I watched it at first due to not much suffering in anime these days. When it didn't go that way I just dropped it, if I wanted to see anime about a girl with a love interest and story like this I would of watched something else that does it better.
All in all it had potential for a great suffering anime, but didn't follow though.