Neo Yokio: The Sea Beneath 14th St.
October 8, 2017 4:58 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Kaz Kaan, elegant gentleman and demon catcher, must mend a broken heart, contend with being only the second most eligible bachelor in Neo Yokio, and navigate the hellish vortex between breakfast and dinner. And also attend to the demonic possession of fashion blogger Helena St. Tessero, because that sucks.
posted by RobotHero (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I think by the end of the tennis club scene you are either all in on what this show is doing or you are very much not.
posted by RobotHero at 12:20 PM on October 9, 2017 [1 favorite]

i watched the first episode. am i supposed to like the main character?

also, it only took about 12sec till we got an upskirt shot.

it feels like someone who doesn't watch anime made anime with a list of things to include
a) upskirt and other fanservice
b) robot butler
c) boys everyone wants
d) nosebleeds

b and c, sure. d, not sure that shorthand makes sense to what I think is supposed to be a broader audience? I could be reading things way wrong...

I'd rather just have good animation and storytelling without using cultural clues that 'tell me i'm apparently watching Japanese animation, and should therefore give them a pass.'

some of the character design and animation is really nice, but it was uneven quality wise from scene to scene. it was pretty confusing to me

who is the audience here? am I missing the joke?
posted by dreamling at 7:33 PM on October 10, 2017

I watched this episode and just wasn't into it. It felt tonally uneven, like a third of the cast knew it was a parody but didn't tell anyone else. And why would anyone give Jaden Smith's twitter persona a TV show?

But then I watched it again with other people and suddenly I loved it. When I stopped analyzing it and trying to form an opinion and just let this crazy mess wash over me it was immensely enjoyable.
posted by Garm at 7:24 AM on October 11, 2017

I love this, and damned if I can figure out why.
posted by postcommunism at 6:41 PM on October 19, 2017

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