The Fall 2015 Eliminator Week 4: Everything Becomes Failure

Moe is exhausted after explaining the plot to the audience again.
Moe is exhausted after explaining the plot to the audience again.

Welcome back to another edition of the Fall Eliminator. Each week I am going through the anime series available to me and choosing to drop the worst performing show that week. Lance N’ Masques was eliminated for being boring. Hackadoll was eliminated for being putrid idol bullshit. Last week, the 35th Platoon bit the dust with its catastrophic writing. Which terrible show will hit my drop list this week and make my viewing much easier and much more bearable?

This robot does not have emotions. If it did it would be upset at sharing screentime.
This robot does not have emotions. If it did it would be upset at sharing screentime.

In this week’s installment of the Eliminator, we get to see yet another Noitamina series fail to reach the heights of even Black Rock Shooter and Guilty Crown let alone anything that ever aired on Anime no Chikara. Wait, you guys don’t remember that do you? There’s always hope for their next series which revisits the end of the Showa era. I don’t know a lot about Boku Dake ga Inai Machi, but it can’t be this bad, can it?

So what did The Perfect Insider do this week that upset me so much? This is more a culmination of things. There’s Moe, who could be the most interesting character in the series if she wasn’t in love with a guy who had less charisma than that robot that unlocked and locked the door to the professor’s room. There’s the insistence that I was feeling that because Magata Shiki was exploring her sexuality when she was younger that it must obviously mean that she’s mentally ill. There’s the fact that the culprit of all of this is obvious. Seriously though, that robot had more charisma than everyone except Shiki and Moe. I guess this is mostly just a standard boredom drop of a show that thought it could make for an intelligent thriller.

Contenders

This is a thing that happened in an episode during the year 2015.

Comet Lucifer is not above this section simply because of the dancing vegetables segment. That was fun as hell. There’s a good chance this doesn’t survive another week though.

Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! gave us an episode where Shuri couldn’t do everything. Yet, it was still kind of boring.

JK-Meshi! revisited last week’s episode and the dumb girl managed to get the best score on the history test. Studying, how does that work?

Positives

Not as good as Nichijou when this line was used.
Not as good as Nichijou when this line was used.

Hakone-chan is just adorable. Even if she quotes Nietzschean lines while bemoaning the lack of steamed buns, it’s still pretty cute.

Osomatsu-san has been incredibly good as an update to a series from decades ago. Juushimatsu swinging a baseball bat around in a girl’s room while waiting for her had me laughing. It was also great how the opening joke tied into the final gag of the episode.

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