Tuesday, July 10, 2012

[New Summer 2012] Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita (Humanity has Declined)

Japanese title: 人類は衰退しました
Info: http://myanimelist.net/anime/10357/Jinrui_wa_Suitai_Shimashita
Watch Online: http://www.crunchyroll.com/humanity-has-declined
Genres: Drama / Comedy / SciFi?
I've watched: 1 episode

Summary: In the future, when human society declined to a highly primitive one, a small fairy like creature is the only intelligent creature that guides human being.   

First impression score: 88 - Poking fun at today's society, brilliant!!

Personal comments: The title of the anime, literally translates to "Humanity has Declined". At first I thought this is one of the dumbest anime ever. But then, as the episode progresses, I realized this is not an anime about the fallen human society, instead, it's a story using a fallen human society to poke fun at today's society, from politicians' dirty tactics on how to keep a society in order, to mass production where people work in lower level is so far remove from chain of command that they have no idea what they're actually doing, to how food we eat nowadays is almost never what they seem to be. It's just a string of quick-witted ideas mean to show the problem in a potential "declined human society". The irony here is that today's society is in a state that isn't really far from this so called "declined society" state. This is pure brilliance, though you need to be a bit aware of today's state of society. If you're as ignorant as the people this story is trying to poke fun at, you'd probably wouldn't have a clue where the brilliance of this story lies. (No, I'm not trying to say I'm smarter than you, really, that's not the point here.)

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