Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair Episode 2 & 3 – Anime QandA Review

What’s the show? Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair, Episode 2 & 3.

*snicker* Yeah, yeah, get it out of your system. “Period” means something different in English, super funny! Why is it, that I’m suddenly the one who’s most mature here?

Sorry, it’s just a really dumb name. It is what it is, now can we get to talking about the actual show please?

“Moderately popular”

Why so serious? really like this show, but I feel like no one else is covering it and so I want to try and get as many people to watch it as possible and your lame jokes aren’t helping!

Well then sell me on the show, you didn’t really do that great of a job on selling the first episode, after all… It’s hard, okay?

When you get the same drop just in a different skin.

Why? Shouldn’t a great show be able to practically be able to sell itself on its own merits? Yeah, but see that’s the thing, this probably—in the grand scheme of things—isn’t that great of a show.

B…but I thought you “really like” it? I do! It’s just I will fully admit it’s a “guilty pleasure”—not that I feel in the least bit guilty about liking it—just that it is 100% my kind of show. It’s light-hearted, it’s packed to the brim with cute girls in sexy outfits, it’s funny, it frequently breaks the fourth-wall, and it just plain makes me happy the whole way through it.

You said it, strange Pokemon type thing…

And? And I don’t think that’s enough to sell the show on, or for that matter write a review for it. Like I desperately wanted to write a review for episode 2 because of how much I enjoy this show but the plot was pretty much a carbon copy of the first episode so much so that Choco (frequent fourth wall breaker) even commented to the audience about this fact. Not to mention the fact that it was a ‘Hot Springs’ set episode, which was as she says was just put in for the sake of “fan-service”! Somehow though, the fact that it was so similar went to highlight just how great the show actually is!

Shhh~

It’s a self aware comedy, fair enough. What about Episode 3? Episode 3’s a tricky one because it’s not immediately as funny as they’re going the ‘scary episode’ route, and around about the half way mark it goes deep into a parody of an anime I’ve heard of but not watched yet called ‘When They Cry: Higurashi’. So while I could appreciate the show for doing something different then the last two episodes, the majority of the references went right over my head. That said there’s still a ton of great jokes and references and fourth wall breaks to be had!

I don’t know who any of these characters are but I’m sure there’s a ‘When They Cry’ fan losing their mind right now.

So what does this mean for a recommendation? My recommendation as per the first episode stands, watch it and if you like it, great! And if you don’t, not unexpected considering the lack of support for this show online. Regardless, I think it’s just plain fun and frequently hilarious and wish it was the kind of show that would run for a hundred episodes, rather than just 12 it’s getting but either way I’ll cherish each new episode and continue to shout its praises even if no one else is listening!


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