Ashita no Anime

Anime of Tomorrow

Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere Ep. 1

Final impression – who is the target audience for anime like this? (3/10)

Autumn 2011 (13 episodes) (more info)

Seriously, just what has happened at Sunrise?  Has the staff been replaced by schizophrenic squirrels wearing kaleidoscope sunglasses while drinking way too much caffeine?  They used to make nice, serious anime like Escaflowne and then they made one of the best magic girl anime, My-HiME.  After that, they made the weird, but still fun Sora Kake Girl.  Last season featured the poorly composed Sacred Seven.  Now we have the completely unintelligible Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere.  I can’t make heads or tails of anything I saw in this first episode.  The plot is all over the place, the setting is a blur and there’s just too many characters.  I want to say there’s nothing offensive about it—unless you find having your intelligence belittled to be offensive.  But it really just isn’t worth anyone’s time.  Who had to sleep with who to get this to be a featured series on ANN?

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