And so my spring writeups begin, starting with what is almost certainly the season’s weirdest production. Three episodes in, it’s still pretty tough to tell if The Lost Village is intentionally bad, accidentally bad, or some mix of the two, and even harder to say if the show’s going to end up being a great time or just a total mess. So far my curiosity is greater than my suspicion, but we’ll have to see how it goes when things get intentionally crazy. I feel like the main characters I’m invested in here are more Mizushima and Okada than any of The Lost Village’s internal inhuman caricatures, but hey, that can be fun too.
You can check out my very puzzled review over at ANN, or my episode three notes below!
Everyone is unlikable, and nobody speaks or even thinks like an actual human being. Like that “maybe they were all singled out for execution until no one was left” line
“Given the situation, we should avoid downplaying this.” What???
Bloody claw marks!
And they just hear bear noises. It seems like they’re intentionally going for a low-budget horror movie style
But things are actually moving now, which is definitely the most important thing
Okada shows can sometimes unintentionally become what this seems to be intentionally going for
Shots linger too long on weird pauses, or don’t seem to care about conveying emotional information at all
Lovepon is so damn crazy
Masaki is the main girl
“Let’s start a new life. P.S. New life comes with bears.” Amazing
Talking about traitors already
Valkana’s the angry guy, Yottsun’s the missing one
Arguing about what rock-paper-scissors style they’ll use
“It’s as though people were living here until just yesterday”
Jack attacks! Randomly
They’re trying to set up a Lord of the Flies-style situation, but since everyone starts out crazy, it’s a little ridiculous
Jack apparently stabbed someone back in the real world
TIME FOR AN EXECUTION
They shut him in the village’s built-in prison chamber. Lol
“I’m never going to take the fall for someone else”
Lovepon is totally, completely bonkers