Ok, so. Japan wants to be a pure race and shit so they passed a law that forbids people from talking about sexual stuff in any ways. They basically have a dog collar around their necks and one around their hands so the government can find out if they are saying “lewd” words or drawing un-pure stuff. There are also some people called terrorists that oppose this regime and want their lives back to normal. These are some of our protagonists. Highschoolers, of course. How else?
I started this because of the chan. There was a thread about funny summer anime and this kept popping up so I said why not. Can’t hurt me, right?
Depending on your type of humour this can or can not be funny. I mean, sure, some innocence taken to the extreme can get me giggling some time, but mostly what Goku is doing in Dragon Ball. Shouting penis and vagina 10 times in a row, on the other hand…not so much. The humour in this series is based on repetitive things and stuff at which I wouldn’t laugh even if I was in kindergarten. It’s 2015, penis is no longer something to laugh at unless you’re trying to make somebody cry.
Now, I have a pretty filthy mouth myself. Not necessarily in English, since this fucking language doesn’t have any proper curse words besides fuck. But my language is so god damn rich and inventive when it comes to insults. Btw, like this if you want me to take a tour of Romania’s best curse words and expressions. Trust me, it’s awesome – from the basic Fuck your mother’s dead relatives to the rarer ones such as I will drag my balls across your mother’s funeral cake or May God let his horses loose on your mother’s grave. It’s all a pleasure. Not.
Going back to Shimoneta. It had so much potential. It might not be too late, still. There are only 4 episodes out so I didn’t lose my hope yet. Maybe it will get on the right path.
But no. Letting the humour aside, I thought it was going to capture what the world without sexual education can look like. I own a tumblr, which means I am up to date with every controversy in the USA, including white republican moms against sex ed in schools. Which I think it’s bullshit. So I trusted the series and hoped that every overly-protective parent should be forced to watch it.
But it let me down.
It didn’t live up to my expectations.
It betrayed my hopes.
Episodes 1-3 were okay. Below average. Boring, I may say. And then…episode 4 happened. And let me tell you.
It’s okay to try not to be boring. But it’s not okay to try not to be boring by being shocking in the worst way possible.
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Rape, sexual assault, attempted rape – they are not funny and no fucking media channel in their fucking right mind should try to depict it as funny.
And, holy fuck, I was watching this and my mom was in the room and I had to pause it before the ending because I felt like I was watching some random hentai.
J.C.Staff, are you trying to somehow educate people regarding sex? If so, WHY THE FUCK DO YOU PORTRAY HER AS HAVING A FUCKING FAUCET BETWEEN HER LEGS? That’s not how female works, you stupid dumb-asses.
The ending of episode 4 was so stupid it hurt my brain. It still hurts. I want to unsee.
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I think I’ll keep watching this, but if it fails to do something productive or remains as boring and stupid as it was until now…4chan, you have deceived me once again.
And now, to quote from my lovely Mira from Dreamfall
That wasn’t just shit. That was sub-shit, a shit taken by a shit. We’re delving into the filthy nether regions of shittiness here. That was a slap in the fucking face. With a giant shit.
Thank you, Mira.
So what do you guys think about the Shimoneta-bla-bla? Does anyone else actually watch this? Just asking, since I didn’t see many talks about it outside the chan. I should get on reddit, ffs.