I’ve absolutely decided to drop Kuzu no Honkai (you could probably guess that after last week’s post), but I’ve written so much about it over the past six weeks that it didn’t seem to write to dump it without writing a short wrap-up.
The reasons for this are no different than what I’ve been saying all along – we’ve just reached a point where the equation is too heavily-tilted in favor of hating the series. It actually took longer than I expected, so I’ll give it credit – Kuzu is technically very proficient. And like any proper provocateur tale, it’s good at drawing you in and making you curious despite your better judgment. But the emperor truly has no clothes, and this episode was the final hand in this unpleasant game of strip poker. This show is really just awful people doing stupid things and clumsy exposition, with the goal of riling up the audience (in one of two ways, and I don’t really think it cares which).
As I’ve said before the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference – and even if I come to hate a series, I’ll give it some credit if it can at least keep me from feeling indifferent. There’s talent on display here both in terms of the writing and production, but it’s not being put to good use in this writer’s opinion. If you’ve enjoying it, I wish you nothing but satisfaction over the final four eps – as for me, I’ve held out for as long as I can.