Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita is perhaps the most shocking series of the year, and that’s as no one would have expected or foreseen to experience something of this caliber – and with such a degree of humanity to it.
There’s so much that deserves recognition in regards to this series as there’s much which is off the charts and unprecedented in uniqueness, originality, and delivery. The entirety of this anime is a true escape – a captivating encompass away from one reality, and into another, with a hardly believable level of fluidity and simply all around distinction in every respect.
Everything done within this series wasn’t simply done to work, it was done to hit with the greatest amount of impact imaginable – and indeed, this series hits hard every second, one mustn’t be fooled by its gentle appearance at all, this series is brutal when it comes to quality as it doesn’t let up whatsoever. A short haired girl is traversing down a path towards a village – her visage may be recognizable as our heroine by any who have seen pre-release material for this series, and one will surely turn curious why her hair is short.
This series is bringing pro skills to a little league season, that’s how it feels in comparison to the other series of the summer. The heroine is indeed the short-haired girl, and it turns out an experiment with her grandfather got her hair a bit messed up – this sets up a backstory, whilst also putting our heroine on quite a human level as we see how she’s bothered regarding her hair in the intermittent of all else, and further, it makes the sight of her receiving her long lavishing hair, a signature trait of hers, quite an unprecedented sight.
When we’re shown the display of her hair growing to be the distinguished mane which a few of us may already be familiar with – it’s like at that very instance, we’re seeing how she’s come to be defined, a feeling of intimacy grows between us and the character.
Now take note of that, and also realize this, Jinrui Wa Suitai Shimashita has something which hasn’t been seen in a series since perhaps Tamayura, if not Aria The Animation, this series has a trait even lost in modern society – something called “humanity”. Our heroine works as a mediator between humans, and another intelligent species within her world, fairies. Right at the start of this episode, our heroine is in the process of aiding a village in combating their foot shortage.
Humanity has declined – that is our setting, and our heroine works alongside other individuals, humans and otherwise, to simply live on. And one particularly spectacular aspect of this is how she narrates it all within her mind – she tells us all of her encounters, actions, and activities as she goes about them, and it should be said that the voice acting is unparalleled. The storytelling feels so in tune with oneself – as if we’re being told something directly by someone face to face, and the seiyuu for our instantly lovable heroine used a voice so fitting.
Not only this, yet our heroine is full of personality – her miniature escapades around the village in an effort to contribute to a thriving society are highly amusing, and this is all as result of her specifically. She says various things which are indeed comical – yet they’re not necessarily jokes, they’re an educated assessment of the situation, no matter how simple it may be.
Additionally, the visuals must be praised as well – they’ve been done to develop the “humanity” aspect. Soft colors are everywhere, and even when met with a physically darker setting, it’s all still composed of pastel tones flushed with white. The actual palette or selection of hues utilized is also of a natural type – greens, blues, and various tans, all the predominant colors of nature also dominate in this series. The shapes are made curvy, noticeable best with the character designs, to aide in a relaxed feeling.
Furthermore, a facet one can see specifically in the eyes of the characters is a shading technique known as “hatching”, a series of lines – being able to see the artist’s lines individually like this, it truly gives a lot to the natural feel as one can grasp the hand-made qualities all the way down to the character designs.
It’s not that Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita excels in any given area, rather, it’s excellent at everything it does – and it ties together all the traits in a harmonic unison to formulate the final product of animation, a novel masterpiece.