Just last summer, I shared my thoughts on why Glasslip was a complete failure. Since I already explained why it was so bad, I may as well make a final review mocking the whole show.
So, what is the story of Glasslip? It involves a life of a girl named Fukami Touko who works at her family’s glass making workshop. She has a young sister named Hina, who seems to be attracted to Yuki for his athletic abilities. Touko spends her free time with her friends. Basically, she had a good life, until Okikura Kakeru came along, who apparently goes by the name of “David.”
When Touko met Kakeru for the first time, her life changed for the worst. Somehow, he managed to convince her to lift the no dating rule. Shortly after, Sacchi became very protective of Touko. To make matters worse, we also have Yanagi and Yuki punching Kakeru because he is the reason why she can’t get Yuki to recognize her feelings. This comes at no surprise since most PA Works treats male characters like they are punching bags.
It’s also apparent that Kakeru is a psychopath. Besides the fact that he talk to multiple copies of himself that does not exist in real life, he convinces Touko that she possesses special powers to see glimpses of the future. However, she never understood the reason behind these visions, aside from the fact that she is drifting away from her friends as they slowly forget about her.
Obviously, this is the part of his scheme and by inviting her and her family to his house to have them watch his mother’s piano playing, he can finally have Touko all to himself before he disappears. In fact, his evil plan was a huge success that she completely forgets about her friends when summer vacation ended..
Since then, Touko lived a relatively lonely life until graduation and she wondered to herself if things would be better if she never met the boy she forgot his name of. The only thing she remembers him by is the pet chicken named Jonathan, who keeps her company besides the others in the coup at her school along with her little sister.
Aside from my metaphorical take on the whole story of Glasslip, everyone has to admit that it was a complete failure. The animation despite being pretty is like putting lipstick on a pig. The pig is the story because nothing ever got explained. Not only that, things just happened without any explanation. The characters were underdeveloped and the fragments of the future still remain a complete mystery.
Overall, this is by far the worst show I watched thus far, aside from Suzumiya Haruhi Second Season, which is mostly due to Kyoto Animation’s trolling with the Endless Eight arc. I have to admit that watching all 8 episodes of Endless Eight would be more enjoyable than all 13 episodes of Glasslip since I know that every episode is going to have a lot of enjoyable moments with a fulfilling conclusion at the end. Glasslip has none of this, which is why I declare it as the worst show I ever seen, until another show beats the level of terribleness of this show.
Overall Rating: 5.2/10, F, Failure ¶