Gleipnir : Something Inside of Me

Episode 1

Boku no Naka niwa” (僕の中には)

We are so far behind because of circumstances so we’ll start binging some of the first few episodes of the series that we are going to review going forward into the new season starting with Gleipnir.

Shuuichi Kagaya isn’t human. He has an unnatural sense of smell, and can transform into an incredibly powerful beast… of sorts. He does all he can to avoid standing out and being discovered, but no good deed goes unpunished, and his decision to use his power to save a girl spells the end for his quiet life.

A Supernatural Mystery is just what I need to get the season started!

I don’t really know where to begin with this.

I went into this thinking that it would be one thing and ended up with something completely different in front of me. Everyone knows by now I have a line, it isn’t set in stone but there is one and when it gets close to that line I start to get put off of something pretty fast.

Now it isn’t that I feel uncomfortable it just isn’t my thing and Gleipnir comes very close to that line.

It wasn’t a bad first episode. I found Kagaya a interesting character and his predicament of being turned into a monster that can transform into a giant stuffed mascot was something I kind of want to learn about. There were also a lot of very interesting visual moments in the episode that I have to say I really enjoyed.

That doesn’t take away from the fact that it went down a weird path.

For some reason being a giant monstrous stuffed animal makes Kagaya a pervert too.

After saving a girl from a burning fire, more on her in a second, his first thought was to take her panties off before he was able to gain control and run away.

Not the worst thing but kind of a what the heck moment that needed to be explained and never was.

In fact that was just the beginning of the ridiculous over the top use of sex in the episode as the girl he saved was very aware of what nearly happened and used the fact that Kagaya in reality is a bit of a nerd who is easily turned on to her advantage.

This girl is Clair and boy do I hate her.

As a character she is nothing but all the worst character qualities you could ask for. She has a backstory that you are meant to sympathise with, her sister was kidnapped by Monsters and no one believed her that Monsters were real so she’s looking for them to prove that her sister has been kidnapped by them is correct. Thing is she’s utterly horrible.

Instead of going to Kagaya for help she does her best to harass him into doing what she wants. Of course she had no reason to believe he wasn’t going to harm her but she very happily kicked him off the side of a school building, a fall that would have killed him if she had been wrong, and then used the fact that he’s a young, overly horny kid, though two years older then her I think, to her advantage in making him follow her around and do her bidding.

Everything from the way she looks to the way she talks makes you want to punch her.

There isn’t a single thing about her character that you can like or emphasis with other then that one story about her sister in which… To be honest there is yet to be any evidence that Monsters are actually the bad guys she’s making them out to be.

In fact in many ways she comes over more as the bad guy then anyone else does!

I’ll continue to watch it out of some kind of weird curiosity of where the show is going to go but I honestly can say that I really don’t think it is going to be my cup of tea. Or at least HALF of the show will be but it’ll be testing my patience with the other.

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