World Fool News

Average Rating

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (1)
3.6
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13 votes
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  • Adorable and Silly - Sweet and Subtle
    This is a cute, silly short show, and somehow I grew to care about the characters, too! Don't expect anything too deep (think comic strip - because that's the style) or big plot moments. It's subtle and simply adorable. There are definitely some laugh-out-loud moments, too!
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  • This really surprised me!
    The main reason World Fool News found its way onto my queue was that it seemed like something my husband would enjoy.

    Well, he really did but I ended up wanting to watch it just as much!

    Takahashi, a nice normal news anchor, is transferred to the strange place that is World Fool News. The news program nobody watches and the group of people everyone eyes wearily, Takahashi is not sure what ...
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  • HILARIOUS and HOPEFUL/HAPPY!
    This show is so WONDERFULLY positive! IT'S LOVELY! ALSO HILARIOUS! LOVE IT! CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT SEASON (IF there IS a second season) ! The shows are around 10 minutes long each episode . The details aren't everywhere (but that's just the animation style). It's a HAPPY toned show. There's actually some pretty deep character work. It got serious a few times during the season but I'm not ...
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  • 2 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    You call this humor?
    NOTE: I only watched the first episode.

    The short format comedy anime is probably my favorite. I devoured I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying and the equally excellent Tonari no Seki-kun. World Fool News doesn't hold a candle to them. It may even be the worst anime I've seen in 2014.

    This show is both offensive in design and writing. The animation is stiff and cheap, ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Freaking Hilarious!!
    This series will have you laughing and crying. The slow pacing of World Fool News leaves you wide open for unexpected punchlines. Very catchy ending theme song. Okay... So now I need sixty four more characters... Now 29... And we're done... Now!!
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  • Nice concept, terribly drawn
    I stuck through 4 episodes. I could see that an interesting set of "weird" characters were being developed, and I liked the everyday life insights that were shown. But the drawing is so uneven, distorted, and clunky that it drove me away. The most irritating thing is that the faces are so uneven it makes it obvious that they chose that as an intentional style. That worked in The Simpsons because ...
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  • 1 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    lacked substance, yet was nostalgic about it
    This one was unusual for an anime and done in an American cartoon style and sound track. The highlight is the group of 'weird' people the protagonist is forced to work with on a journey to recognize and accept his own weirdness. Some of the short episodes are mildly funny, others a bit melancholic. The show had a little bit of vibe of the old Mary Tyler Moore show, which was also about weird ...
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    This one felt really enjoyable.
    This anime has a fantastic cast of characters from the serious main character to the ridiculous super baby. As such it presents itself well as a comedy show with a unique art style, i would recommend this to people who enjoy quick shows with enjoyable laughs to be had. I therefore give this 8/10, if it was just a bit longer with more episodes it could have been higher.
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Slice of Life Upgraded
    World Fool News follows a newscaster (Takahashi) who is transferred to an evening news program that is known for it's strange cast of characters. While the scenario may not seem completely relatable, the situations may be so.
    The first thing one notices when watching WFN is the interesting style of animation and art that is so obviously computer generated. Originally, I assumed this would be ...
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