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I sort of wished that this story would have had format where episode has one of Gaunter O'Dimm's... ...I mean Moguro's gift's end up in down fall and another has less downer ending, but I guess that would not be as entertaining.
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So what is this like a Japanese "Needful Things"? With everyone entering into Faustian bargains with Maguro? Though I didn't really get the first one...Ehh been there done that I guess I'll give it another episode or two.
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The OP is great and the concept is interesting, but the execution is just sort of meh. I feel like I've seen this done before multiple times so it just feels cliche and predictable. I'll probably watch it a little longer but maybe doing this in short version would have been a better choice.
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Well, that was odd but no means bad. The second half was a dark. Just thinking about the end gives me shivers.


StriderShinryu wrote:

The OP is great and the concept is interesting, but the execution is just sort of meh. I feel like I've seen this done before multiple times so it just feels cliche and predictable. I'll probably watch it a little longer but maybe doing this in short version would have been a better choice.


When i think about it, you have a point. Maybe a one story per episode would've been better? I'm still interested to see how this works.
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Ah yes, this is based on an older manga by one of the folks who did Doraemon. I've seen a couple of the stories back in the early 90s.
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This. This right here. This is the one bright spot in this wasteland of a Spring anime season. (Well...this, Boruto, and The Royal Tutor.)


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And how on earth does going to a spa and dinner equate to being made old, toothless, and fat? If the whole idea of the repossessing was to reset things to how they were before the purchase then she should have gone back to herself before making the purchases. Feels more like a punishment for trying to game the rules.


That's exactly what it is. Moguro is a jerkass genie. He's a living Monkey's Paw. He's the guy from Needful Things. He's evil. Everything he says he's going to do for you comes with a price, and it's a price you pay in misery and suffering. He is not going to help ANYONE, EVER. His entire purpose for existing is to find people who are mildly unsatisfied with their lives and viciously dick them over.

That's what a lot of you don't seem to be getting about this show. It's not a morality play. It's not Aesop's Fables. It's not about trying to make your life better but failing because you cheated. It's about an evil little bastard screwing ordinary people for lulz.

Also, for those of you who didn't do your research: This is based on a manga from the early 70s by the creators of Doraemon. There was a 100+ episode anime of this in the early 90s. It's been referenced in Japanese pop culture for decades (Igor from the Persona games basically IS Moguro; Whisper from Yo-Kai Watch is a parody of him). That's why the art style and animation look so old or dated or retro. It's supposed to.

Really, this is the best thing this season has going for it.
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SKJAM wrote:

Ah yes, this is based on an older manga by one of the folks who did Doraemon. I've seen a couple of the stories back in the early 90s.


Well well. Fancy running into you here.
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Fujiko Fujio A did a number of dark fantasy/SF stories over the years, which can be surprisingly effective for the art style.

Like the very dark take on a Superman-like superhero in a world with no supervillains, or the astronaut that crashlands on the planet of minotaurs.
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Ep 1

A decent enough start, quite a bit better than I had expected. I'm a bit worried how "fresh" it'll feel as time goes on seeing as the stories are standalone. For that reason, I'm willing to bet that my enjoyment of the series will rise and fall each week simply depending on the quality of that particular mini-story. I'm tempted to agree with others that a show like this would likely be better suited for a short format. Not bad though.



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Episode 2

First half is about some guy who decided to take a side trip to the hot springs seeing that he's just not happy at home. And he drinks the night away with a lady who looks like his mother, and the younger girl Chii-chan. Then he spends a night with what he thinks is Chii-chan, but it turns out to the be other lady and is slapped with a huge bill. Drinking too much is always a bad thing, and that guy should have known better.

Then it's onto a salaryman who just quit his job at a black company, but doesn't want the word to get out. So he takes Moguro's offer to work at a company that's only there for job training, and after invoking the aura of his former boss, he stirs up trouble, and as such there's no way he can get a normal job again.

Once again, Moguro is up to his usual tricks. The moral of the story here is to only do what you need to do. Those guys wanted too much and paid the price for that.
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More morals this time. Never take vacations ever and stay unemployed or will become part of a zoo.
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Ep 2

I liked the first episode a little better than this one. I wonder if Moguro actually wants to ruin people, seeing as so far he has been content to let all of his customers do the heavy lifting when it comes to unraveling their own lives. I guess the real takeaway here is how easily a little temptation or power can change a person. One thing is for sure, though. The OP is lit.

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Posted 4/12/17
This is awful, who is the target audience? Salary men?
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Posted 4/12/17
Honestly, the story with the automatic repossession credit card didn't end as badly as I thought it would.

When she used the card to get a spa treatment I thought the Repo Ladies were going to skin her alive. What really happened was still awful, but not as bad as it could have been.

Though if I had written it, she would have found a way to use the card to get the real source of her troubles, the office gossips.
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Posted 4/12/17

kkmenchi wrote:

So what is this like a Japanese "Needful Things"? With everyone entering into Faustian bargains with Maguro? Though I didn't really get the first one...Ehh been there done that I guess I'll give it another episode or two.


That was my first thought. It's an interesting concept but after watching the first episode it's so obvious what the outcome will be for each of the clients. Just too predictable.

This is based on a manga from 1968. Wow, didn't know this was that old.
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