Just some thoughts I want to put on the record that don’t fit well elsewhere.
Kageyama Shigeo, a.k.a. Mob (as in generic-looking people in background crowds/mobs), is something of a reverse chuunibyou case: he’s a humble second-year middle-schooler born with strong psychic powers, but feels they aren’t much use to him and struggles to stand out at school. He envies, but doesn’t resent, his younger brother, Ritsu, who doesn’t have the same powers, yet is popular and on the student council.
I feel like I’ve seen this art style seen somewhere before, but not sure where. Reminds me of children’s book illustrations.
And this series might as well be an illustrated book, because it really puts the ‘limited’ in ‘limited animation’.
This has been in my drafts for months, and I just want to get it over with.
Characters named after famous Japanese authors, with superpowers based on their works, fight crime.
The criminals/antagonists are also named after famous authors and have superpowers based on their works.
That’s it. That’s the show.
A.k.a. Anime Watchmen – The Second Cour.
Now that it’s ended without, in my opinion, screwing up, I’m more comfortable really loving this show.
The series creators have cited Watchmen as an inspiration, but since I haven’t read Watchmen, I don’t know anything about the works’ relations to each other beyond their similar premises.
The reason I appreciate it so much is because I highly doubt I’ll be able to watch any other anime like it.