You're right, I think he was a little better. It's been awhile since I've seen it so my memory of it was pretty poor.
I seem to recall just losing interest towards the end. Not sure why though...
It was a veritable rollercoaster for me. Shu's cringe in the beginning nearly made me stop, despite the fact that I consider it an obligatory watch. His whole inferiority thing with Gai was fucking awful and getting cucked by him with Inori was an absolute nightmare.
Then he did the typical "I can't be nice anymore" shift and started being confident.
Finally experiencing all of that makes this image twice as funny.
Unfortunately I don't have the "dropped every week" chart. Missing out on shitstorms with /a/ is always depressing to think about. Re Zero is about the only thing assaulting the board right now.
Everything that made it whole was still shit
It looks like it might be a horrible ordeal to undergo.
It's a series that rewards the viewer the more you're willing to peel away at its various layers. It's a challenge to get through because it demands your undivided attention and reflection after each episode along with at least a second viewing for everything to become cohesive in your mind.
The show is so focused on building a layered world to emphasize its themes that it sacrifices "enjoyability" in the traditional sense. Which is to say it's not a show that someone ought to be watching for the sake of just enjoying themselves like they may with Fullmetal Alchemist or Non Non Biyori. It sounds horrendously pretentious but it's an experience over just a regular piece of entertainment. It's not for everyone by any stretch of the imagination but for those really willing to dig deep, it's an absolute masterpiece.
RIP in peace, Eagleman.
holy shit I forgot about this one
Ah yes, three straight cours of Yuuki Kaji and Ai Kayano being terrible romantic leads. And HanaKana getting NTRed.
Inori is a goddess