World Fool News

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  • 5
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  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
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  • 1
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3.6
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  • 2 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    A hit-or-miss style comedy that's more miss than hit.
    OK, so the first episode (the only one I watched) comes in just a shade under ten minutes. Long enough to get more than a few jokes in without overstaying its welcome. I got a one or two smiles and chuckles but not enough to hook me. The animation style is rather simplistic, like watching the Simpsons or a similar show. I'm mostly indifferent to animation as long as the content entertains me. ...
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  • 4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Underdog anime? Underdog anime.
    Huh. I didn't think I would actually like this. The 3D animation program makes the art style look odd yet unique, but it was too unique for me to watch. The weird thing is, I actually liked this show. A lot.

    World Fool News is centered around Takahashi, in the "World Fool News" broadcasting station where Takahashi has now been promoted to. Originally, Takahashi was in the morning segment, but ...
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  • Refreshing and Hilarious
    I was actually very surprised that I enjoy this show so much. While the art style is reminiscent of American cartoon contenders like The Simpsons, World Fool News is much different from its stylistic counterparts. The series centers around the employees at World Fool News. The show begins with Takahashi's first day on the job and introduces you to his weird new coworkers.
    While the first episode ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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