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Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. | Episode 10 Review

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Another disappointment of an episode. My goodness, how many more can we have? I guess, two more because the anime is almost done. But man, Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. has been extremely hard to watch. Again, episode ten was like every other previous episode, just a whole lot of chatting until the very end where they decide that even more conversation is needed.

No idea as to why this is the case with Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. However, the fact that this is a regular occurrence every episode has been extemely annoying to say the least. I am pretty sure I’ve mentioned it every blog post, but now I think enough is enough. Episode ten is where nothing happens for the whole episode for it to then hit you in the face with everything at once and that’s just a style I do not like. Especially since there is no real build up to anything nor is there any real reason.

For example, yesterday, we see Kimi waking up from a dream, the dream being a replace to the events leading up to Siesta’s death. Then all of a suddenly in episode ten, we’re on a cruise with Yui, Kimi and Nagisa. It also just so happens that the cruise they are all on contains the book that Siesta had written about how to destroy SPES once and for all.

An anime where coincidences are common and are around every corner makes that show unentertaining in my view. That’s something I’ve come to realize as I watch Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. It’s an anime full of them. In my opinion part of the fun is being able to link two and two together on your own. In storytelling, I think it’s important for the reader or viewer to have the ability to come up with their own conclusions, to allow them to do their own problem solving. When you (the anime in this instance), just hand the outcome to the viewer without allowing them time to piece things together rules out any sort of enjoyment. You present something that isn’t stimulating. I’d rather a story that forces me to think, than one that doesn’t. Especially when the anime in question is supposed to have some element of a mystery.

Episode ten is like Siesta’s death, both are extremely unsatisfying. My hope that Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru, would have a strong finish is starting to feel like something that won’t be happening. As we grow closer to the end of the anime, no part of me wants to find out what happens next; which is a shame because I believe one of the intentions of adaptions is to draw attention to its original source. In that regard, Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. (Anime), is doing a terrible job. 3/10, D.

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