Boring & unattractive from the get go.
Title : Gleipnir
Genres: Action, Mystery, Supernatural, Ecchi, Seinen
Have you ever get turned off by weird character design? I do, and this anime is one of them. But i will get into more details on how a interesting premise managed to bored me the whole series.
I will start with good part first. I would say that studio animate this anime done with quite good quality. While it is not something grand, but good enough to make it look stand out compared other action anime. I didnt research the source material, but I know that the manga have slightly more different in term of character design. This is an anime that full of weird looking monster and if the goals of the anime is to make you uncomfortable with its creepiness, i guess they passed.
Now the boring part of anime is plot progression. It started with a mystery on how our protagonist suddenly have a power to transform to a weird looking mascot. Mystery part was kinda ok in the beginning where you finally able to understand on what going on with the series (it still weird even at the end). My issue is probably when anime became battle fest where it wasnt about fancy abilities or survival of fittest. You see, their goals pretty much just to collect some tokens (they need 100) that give them special reward in the end.
I dont recommend despite the genre tag is all have potential. Of course it is something new / interesting but I feel like execution is not there. Rarely for anime to get me bored mid way that made me focused more my gaming instead.
Alternative : Anime about protagonist suddenly get unknown power and thrown into chaotic world example like Ajin, Tokyo Ghoul, Darwin's Game, & Parasyte.
I shouldve dropped this from the get go.
Title : Shachou, Battle no Jikan Desu!
Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!
Genre : Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Sometimes, it feel like the writer of certain anime just run out of ideas to write interesting story. I rarely have seen a video that failed to give good first impression and bored me to death.
This anime is about a boy who suddenly forced to become a president of almost bankrupt company in a fantasy world. I totally forgot if this was a isekai or not, but one thing for sure is that the company need to go for adventure in order to save the company. Just like many other fantasy genre anime, they went for adventures, slaying monster, getting bounty & maybe do some sort of trading. But despite all possibility of interesting premise of the anime, the anime production failed so hard to make viewer care about this.
First problem are the character design, specifically our protagonist which are kinda designed to look like a girl. Even for anime with cute character design, this feel unacceptable since he have coarse male voice (unlike other girly trap). The anime feel like a slice of life anime BUT without anything interesting going in it. There is no stake, no drama, no challenges, just a flat of boredom. Although all the negative, the anime is kinda like my taste with its art and sound, it just the storyline is so bad.
No doubt, just skip this. While there nothing much that i dislike with this anime, it just feel boring, generic, nothing new, feel very flat throughout the whole season.
Alternative : Amagi Brilliant Park & Outbreak Company is good alternative for company based turn around. For fantasy genre, just go watch Log Horizon or maybe Reincarnated as Slime (since at least it is more methodical / strategy based to turn things around)