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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Koi to Uso, Isekai Shokudou Dropped:

The third episode of Koi to Uso exposed the male lead as a spineless, wishy-washy loser who can't make up his mind to do anything or commit to anyone.  It was a wonderful setting, but since the protagonist is making the worst possible decisions, the show has become detestable.  Apparently the setting was just a lame excuse to set up a standard love triangle where there's constant suspense centered around the question 'will he get with A or B?'  And that's it.  That's all the thought the author put into it.  Turning such a great concept into smut.  What will anime think of next. . .

The third episode of Isekai Shokudou reveals that the owner of the restaurant gives all of his earnings away for a sack of vegetables every month, despite it being a giant box of coins including eight gold coins.  This is ridiculous.  Why is he enriching this random guy with hard earned money for such a trivial exchange?  He could just hire people to purchase vegetables for him from the local markets for coppers, so why is he paying an entire box of gold per sack of vegetables?

Besides the stupidity of the owner, there's a larger issue wherein the show really serves no purpose.  I get it, we have good food compared to the middle ages.  This could easily be shown in one episode.  So why make a whole series about it, where you're just repeating the same point every episode?  There's no plot progress.  There's no plot to begin with.

That brings the summer season down to 20 series, with surely more cuts to come.

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