SerendipitouslySane’s Second Sententious Scrutiny of the Season Supra, Part VI

 7.      Jinsei

Life is shit and so is Jinsei.

And in both cases, yuri is what compels us to continue tolerating it

And in both cases, yuri is what compels us to continue tolerating it

Jinsei is a gimmick show: a mostly harmless and entirely pointless harem protagonist joins forces with three girls to dispense life counselling advice (unfortunately, not the superior sort) for the school newspaper column. Each of the three girls represent an aspect of Japanese secondary education: science, sports and the humanities, and each of them are entirely single-minded parodic caricatures: the humanities girl is gentle, calm and completely obsessed with recounting historical anecdotes, the science girl is straight-laced, logical and incapable of making similes that don’t involve chemical reactions, and the sports girl is dumb as a stack of wooden planks (although, she has yet to beat up the protagonist or whip a kid).

By the way, in case you’re wondering which of the three is best girl:

Sagan tested, Bill Nye approved.

Sagan tested, Bill Nye approved.

In any case, this particular gimmick gets old rapidly. The gags based on their respective disciplines become tired well before the halfway point, and the occasional variations to the format are largely hit-or-miss. In the end, Jinsei has to rely on traditional, harem-fanservice hijinks in order to maintain any level of excitement in the show at all.

That would require an actually engaging storyline.

That would require an actually engaging storyline.

So, save yourself some self-respect and go watch something else.

Expected Rating: 3/10

There isn’t any yuri tomorrow, which, depending on your viewpoint, may be a blessing or a curse.

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