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Oh gosh here we go. This is also something that has been on my list to watch for a while, and the conspect for this was interesting. A world where dirty Jokes don't exist? This could be cool. But how is the conspect pulled off?
Rules as always:
1.Spoilers are abounding here folks. If you want to watch it blindly... go watch it. Spoilers are here.
2. Depending on the Anime, this can get NSFW.
3. I am watching the subbed version.
I'm also gonna add another NSFW warning because you can never have enough of those for this show. Reader Discretion is advised here.
That being said, let's... get weird. This is my First impressions of Shimoneta: A boring world where the concept of Dirty Jokes doesn't exist. Eh, I'm fine with calling it Shimoneta.
We begin with a group of police offers stopping a group of dudes from jacking it. This is thanks to the Public Order and Morals in Healthy Chlid-Raising, a law that prohibits any sexual activity, or anything relating to sex. This is interesting to me, but also does bring the idea that asexuals be more accepted into this world? Where Sex is not super common, would the one that have no sexual attraction stand out more? It's an interesting question to ask here.
We then see a boy wanting to pass his exam so he can be reunited with a girl name Anna followed by this quote:
Today's youth, cleansed of all dirty words...
We then see this same boy on the train to school, and he stops a women that is falsely accusing a boy from the new school he is going to. He drags the women to another station, where he meets Blue Snow, a pervert "terrorist" that wears pants on her god damn face. She helps him escape, but somehow knows that he goes to school.
We then head into the school to meet Anna Nishikinomiya, the student president, who welcomes all the new students into the school. Tanukichi Okuma, the name of the boy, while watching a video of the welcome ceremony meets Hyoka Fuwa, a tired scientist that think there is more to the world that she has been taught. Because Okuma comes from a school that has low morals, Fuwa wants him to teach him what he may know. However, she is knocked out by Ayane Kajo, who invite Okuma to meet Anna and Raiki Goriki, the dude who he saved on the train.
Okuma comes from a school that has very low public morals, as such is being tasked to stop Blue Snow, as the near-naked terrorist is likely to be someone within the school. However, when he goes to get a further introduction from Ayame, she is revealed to be Blue Snow! This will make things VERY interesting down the line. At least I hope so.
Okuma's bloodline makes him the son of another perverted terrorist, but he wants to impress Anna. However due to Ayame having prints of him using a rope to escape the train station that morning, and the fact that Ayame and Anna are friends, Okuma is forced to join the terrorist organisation... SOX. Yes, that's is a euphemism for exactly what you think it is.
Ayame's backstory is honestly very nice though. She grew up the daughter of Masashi Endo, and politician that raped a schoolgirl 10 years before the events of the show. However he was framed by the PM, and she was given a phone to speak dirty jokes for 3 mins a day. It's interesting to see how it affected her and show she has good intentions at least.
The next day, Hyoka has taken Okuma into the science labs by force, and in order to understand human reproduction, she has been observing... flies fucking. I'm not even kidding. After reporting this to Ayame, she gets the idea TO SHOW THIS TO THE ENTIRE SCHOOL IN ORDER TO AWAKEN THEIR SEXUAL FEELINGS. This is coming from a girl that says Hyoka is too crazy for her cause, good lord.
After that, Okuma questions his feelings towards the terrorist organisations and the episode ends. There is a theme that plays at the end, but I will talk about that in the review instead.
I honestly think I love this show already. It's the kind of crazy you ONLY get in Japan. I really want to see where the relationships between Anna,Okuma and Ayame, with Hyoka being used as occasional comic relief. At least that's how I see it from this first episode.
My last anime review of 2019. What a year! Keep your eyes out for the year in review this Friday!
But for now, thanks for reading and I will see you next time.
Written By Nana Marfo