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Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. | Episode 7 Review

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Episode seven was one big disappointment. A whole lot of nothing happened during the episode, and that was the worst thing about it. Nothing happened. It literally felt like a filler episode. Almost like they ran out of content to animate, so they decide to throw in a moe adventure where they do not accomplish anything. I certainly did not see the point of the last two episodes, that is for sure.

The biggest problem I have right now is regarding Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. Everything about the show is starting to feel monotonous. As if it’s lost the magic touch, and instead of going to look for it, they decided, “Hey, it’s gone forever,” and decided to settle with whatever is happening right now. There hasn’t been any good action for a very long time. I cannot even remember when the last good fight scene was, and that’s a significant disappointment.

Furthermore, as Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. is supposed to be a mystery, and frustratingly enough, there’s little to no secret. On occasion, there is something for Kimi to solve. However, these mysteries are episodic, and that drives me mad. Going into this anime, I did expect that the mysteries that Kimi and Siesta were tasked with would be entertaining and elaborate. In that respect, Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. has been a massive disappointment.

Episode seven represents all the shortcomings of Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. It had everything I didn’t want, and as I’ve mentioned already, there are many things wrong with the episode and with the series as we progress further towards the end of the anime. I haven’t read the original source for the anime, but I refuse to believe that what has been adapted best represents the work done by the original author. Let’s be real here, the original source must have been good enough to be given an adaptation. I do not think any studio would have gone this route if they didn’t know it was good enough to be made into an anime.

In addition to all that, something that doesn’t make much sense to me is that we basically dropped Nagisa Natsunagi altogether already. Over the past few episodes, she has vanished. There wasn’t a gradual transition between Nagisa and Siesta. Nagisa was in during one episode and was out the next. It’s almost as if they felt like Nagisa’s part in the anime has fulfilled, and it’s now time to keep her on the sidelines. I assume that the remaining few episodes will be about Siesta and what ultimately happened to her, so I expect a solid finish to the anime and something 100x better than what I’ve watched so far. Otherwise, I do believe that Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. will be labelled as a bust. Seven episodes in, and I expected way more.

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