Anime Taste Testing: Deep Insanity: The Lost Child

Full disclosure, I have no idea how this episode ended – my eyes had glazed over by the halfway mark.

While I did watch (or at least attempt to watch) the entire premiere, I fully admit that I couldn’t really give anyone a proper synopsis if they asked. By the time the credits rolled, my eyes were still open but my mind had checked out. Granted, I was probably already sleepy before watching, but the amount of jargon and unnecessary shounen-esque ‘cool guy’ dialogue sure didn’t help any.

To be clear, I’m not saying this is a terrible series. I’m not even saying it’s an only mildly bad one. It’s just that, for whatever reason, nothing managed to stick with me at all, and so while I have a vague idea of who the characters are and what their motivations might be, I have zero reason to care and no motivation myself to attempt a re-watch. Neither the story itself nor the visuals made any particular impression on me – although I do recall being somewhat put off by a lot of the voice acting, which came across as cliché and overdone (not sure what to blame here – the writing, the actual character voices, or both). Ditto for the character designs, which felt very bland and formulaic, but also as if the creators thought they were cool, and so rubbed me the wrong way somehow.

This show may well appeal to fans looking for a new anime-original to add to their weekly watch-list, but personally, Deep Insanity: The Lost Child lost me within the first 10 minutes of run time.

Score: 4/10

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3 thoughts on “Anime Taste Testing: Deep Insanity: The Lost Child

  1. I’m not sure what to say about this either. I feel like there might be some interesting concept in there somewhere, but who knows. It seems like the kept things cryptic on purpose, but the problem is the show’s not that good at making you actually curious. The visuals did make one impression: at times everything’s slightly blurred/out of focus, which isn’t good for my photosensitivity, but not so bad as to necessitate a drop (Tanya the Evil made me physically ill with a similar effect; Tricoloured Window this season is similarly unpleasant but bearable). I’ll know next week if I press play on it again.

    Oh, and while we’re at it: the monster they fought looked terrible, as far as I’m concerned.

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    1. I agree – I may have stuck around for the more mysterious aspects if the show actually hooked me enough to continue with the material it already had, but that’s unfortunately just not the case here.

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