Kagerou Days

Plot: Shintaro Kisaragi has been living as a shut-in for two years when Ene, the cyber-girl on his PC, inadvertently wrecks his computer. Shintaro goes out to replace it and gets caught up in a terrorist attack at the mall, where a mysterious group called Mekakushi Dan appears on the scene... (Good, but can be difficult to follow -- B+)

Characters: Good variety -- B+

Artwork & Animation: Manga -- B+ / Anime -- A

Voice Acting: A

Music: B

Objectionable Content: Mild profanity and suggestive themes, blood.

Other: Based on "Kagerou Project", a series of songs by Jin (Shizennoteki-p). It's a series of stories that become intertwined.

The anime adaptation is titled "Mekaku City Actors", and the art/animation is done by Studio Shaft, the creative minds behind the Nisekoi anime and Bakemonogatari/Nisemonogatari. MCA is mainly eye candy (though it is cool to hear all the characters come to life). The already difficult-to-follow story line is even more jumbled and weird than the manga, but, once you catch on, you can sort of piece it together. MCA needed to be longer and feels cut short. Hopefully, the manga will pick up the slack.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: Anime -- 2.5/5 | Manga -- 3/5

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