Another series to get out of the way before I write about the current anime season — friggin’ mermaids on an acid trip, twelve minutes each week.
There’s really only one way to describe this show, and that is: insane humor.
Let’s get down to business: this anime is purely a gag series. A very, very bizarre gag series that dives even further into the sea of bizarre with each passing episode. I mean, c’mon, it’s about a schoolboy being harassed by a bunch of ancient sea creatures and cryptids that walk around modern day Japan, while nobody really gives a shit.
It’s very hard to describe, because it’s exactly what makes this series so funny — it has its own style of humor and it works.
I guess the *best* way to describe the humor of this series is that it doesn’t hold itself back. It doesn’t seem to stick to being one type of gag series — in fact, it’s its own type of gag series — the jokes range from being jabs at history, to gags about myths, to plain overly sexual… everything is pretty random, in-your-face, and unexpected. Honestly, I enjoyed every minute of being entangled by the pure insanity of this show.
The animation is great for an anime with such a short running time for each episode. The art-style reminded me somewhat of a mix between my favorites from the 90s (mostly in terms of the eye design) and a twisted version of Lucky Star. Go figure. It certainly goes well with the insane humor the series goes for, and I like it.
The OP is catchy too.
Overall, I think this is a great anime to enjoy when you just want to sit back and have a good laugh. It’s hilarious, and definitely good for cool-down periods between the more serious stuff.