The Lost Village convinced me it was an intentional comedy this week, because quite frankly, I couldn’t really imagine the show being this funny if it wasn’t trying to. The show is just too well-constructed as a comedy – there are too many intentionally funny non-sequiturs and deliberate punchlines, too many clever setups and clear running jokes. It’s legitimately one of the most consistently effective anime comedies I’ve seen; basically everything it does lands for me. I wasn’t expecting The Lost Village to be this particular show, but I’m very happy to have it.
You can check out my full review over at ANN, or my episode notes below.
The bus driver thinks he can somehow regain his lost life by finding his daughter here
Everybody suspecting everybody else, Lovepon being crazy and everyone just accepting that
“Hey, let’s not talk about our life philosophies right now”
“Didn’t he fall off a cliff?” “No, different guy. That one’s Catacomb Jack.” oh my god
Oh my god, they all get completely preoccupied trying to remember Hyoketsu’s stupid name. Amazing
“Catacomb Assbound” goddamnit Lost Village
“A giant Mitsumune.” “How big was it?”
The show’s jokes are actually weirdly well-constructed. The constant joke of everyone being cool with Lovepon, bickering over Hyoketsu’s name (which they all apparently agree is confusing), “how big was the Mitsumune?” as the first question
It seems clear at this point that the show is an intentional comedy in the spirit of stuff like The Room. And that deadpan absurdity isn’t easy to get right!
“Don’t you all find it strange that we’re hearing completely different things?” This guy seems like the one sane person
Oh wait, now he’s accusing Koharun and then everyone
Lion sees… nothing!
“Maybe Mitsumune’s a ghost.” COULD BE!
“I see dead people. I’ve always had that power.”
“Let’s execute him!” “But if he’s a ghost, there’s nothing to execute.”
THEY BROUGHT LOVEPON TO THE STRATEGY MEETING
Mitsumune is such an insufferable Nice Guy. Dear lord
“Wow, I talked with a lot of girls today.” THAT IS YOUR TAKEAWAY FROM THE DAY’S EVENTS