Anime Review: Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e

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When I first talked about this series in this season, I described it as “trying too hard”, and I stand by that description. Every aspect of the series screams that it thinks it’s a smart show, but I find none of the “intellectual” aspects of the show to be interesting. One of the arcs even felt like it was trying to do too much at one time, attempting to introduce a character to the main cast while resolving a dispute between the classes.

Also, the series seemed to revolve around the point system that they introduce at the start of the show. However, that point system kinda disappeared after that first arc. Is this really a show about class systems in the real world? It certainly tried to take a lot of quotes from creators of economic/social systems.

My opinion of this series is pretty clouded by the way that the season ended. I’m no stranger to inconclusive light novel adaptation endings, but the explanations in this series felt particularly lacking. I’d argue that we still know very little about the main character. I know he’s trying not to stand out, but he might be succeeding too well.

Normally, I would like the character that observes in the background without making too much of a fuss, but this main character feels like he’s pushing it too much with his superhuman abilities. Even if he is the result of some kind of experiment (boy, it would be nice to know more than that), it becomes too easy to see him as the guy who can just do anything to resolve the conflict in the show.

Other than the main character, I’d say most of the characters aren’t too memorable, with the exception of the main three heroines. The rest of the classmates didn’t get too much focus to really stand out.

Maybe I missed the grander point of the show. At the very least, I found it watchable, but it’s nothing special at the end of the day.

Overall Score: 6/10