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Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. | Episode 6 Review

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So much conversation it drives me crazy. Why are you (Kimi and Siesta) having a conversation when there’s a massive monster literally just behind you? That literally made no sense to me. That being said, episode six was probably the worst episode of the bunch, for a variety of reasons.

For starters, I do not think the animation of episode six was the finest work ENGI and of Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. as a whole. To be honest, everything about this episode felt very rough as if it was one of the first iterations of the episode that they decided to go with because the other iterations weren’t good enough. Furthermore, if you were to compare this episode to any of the previous ones, you can definitely tell that the all around animation and art style just isn’t right. All this bled into a very lackluster fight scene between Hel and Siesta. The episode’s terrible use of cut scenes during the action scene and just with how static everything felt throughout it all. Heck even during the fight scene, there was more conversation between Hel and Siesta than there was actually fighting and that was extremely disappointing.

It’s crazy to me that we go from an epic, well paced fight scene like in episode one. An episode with a lot of action and minimal conversation. To one that is the complete 180. As I’ve mentioned in my previously blogs, I genuinely do believe that as the episodes have progressed, the overall quality and enjoyment I’ve felt has gradually regressed and that’s worrying for me.

Then to top off the episode, we have what seems to be a very irrelevant mission that Kimi and Siesta will embark on and that’s finding out the true identity of this random girl Kimi ran into on the street. I’m sure Siesta already knows that there’s something more to this girl than Kimi realizes. However, the fact that we go from a fight scene to this, again, was just extremely disappointing.

At the start of this series, I was genuinely excited because the first episode was just so good. As time as gone on, I’ve grown less enthusiastic and I’m starting to have series questions about the anime itself. Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru., may prove to be one of those examples where the story itself is probably 100x better in its original version (Light Novel) than it is animated. Could it be that the studio may have just gotten it wrong? Probably. I don’t know how to the whole adaptation deal works but I assume the original author would have had some sort of input on the animated form. If that isn’t the case, then I do question whether the story would have turned out differently if another studio had been in charge. However, if it follows the same story, then I think it’s safe to assume that we would arrive at a similar end product. If this is truly the case, then maybe Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. is just one of those stories that works better as a novel.

Episode six was a major let down. All things considered, I’d rate this episode a 3/10 it wasn’t good at all. Bring back Nagisa Natsunagi please.

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