After watching 8 episodes of Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai, I am really crazy to continue watching this show this far while everyone else in the blogosphere stopped at episode 2 or even late as episode 6. The reason I kept watching is the cute girls in the show. However, when somebody asked why I am still watching this with the addition of a rather disturbing scene in Episode 8, I said enough is enough. I’m finally dropping this show once and for all! (Image Source)
Instead of asking, “why are you still watching this show,” you should ask to yourself “what is the overall premise of this show?” I know Navel is not known for unorthodox storytelling methods, but Ore-tachi is one of the most confusing pieces of storytelling I ever seen. The story of the three different male personalities would make a lot more sense in a visual novel, but it doesn’t quite work in an Anime adaptation with only twelve episodes to work with. Unless you have two seasons like ef or manage to fit all the arcs into twelve episodes in an efficient manner like in Air, the visual novel adaptation will most likely fall flat on its face. For long visual novels, 24 to 26 episodes is a reasonable amount to fit majority of the important developments from the original source material so the viewers won’t get confused.
Because of time constraints, the show only skimmed the surface on the plot and instead opted to throw comedy with a lot of fanservice. While some of the fanservice is tolerable such as the panty shots, they were pushing it too far in Episode 8, which led me to drop the show. In this scene, Yamashina basically takes off her clothing and Takashi’s to have intercourse in his fantasy world. That scene was basically the last straw of this show and seriously, if I wanted to see something like this if I really wanted, I would rather watch Yosuga no Sora since it is not censored. Either way, scenes like these are still disturbing nevertheless.
While the girls are cute and some of the jokes are okay, I felt like I wasted valuable time when I watch this show as nothing is really accomplished. Sure the opening song and the animation are good, but everything else is poorly executed. If I wanted to watch a visual novel adaptation with fantasy, adventure and sword fighting, I would have continued Tears to Tiara or start watching Fate/Stay Night, which is collecting dust on my hard drive. Either way, it is too late to turn the clock back and say NO to this show. Therefore, I have to move on and avoid any anime adaptations of Navel’s visual novels in the future.
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