It’s a Comedy
How do I put this? Mayoigia, or The Lost Village in English, was a stupid show. It was a stupid show that I couldn’t stop watching. This series was strangely fun for my friends and I. Even on the rewatch, it was still a great time. I’ll be the first to admit that the writing wasn’t that great and there was a lot of dumb, everything, but The Lost Village managed to make me smile and laugh for a good chunk of its run.
There are a few reasons this show caught my attention, the first being the mystery aspect of the show. As my readers should know, I’m a huge fan of the mystery genre so it should come to no surprise that I wanted to check this out. While the mystery definitely loses its magic towards the end of the series, the initial episodes did an excellent job at capturing my interest in the series.
Although it is semi-concealed in the beginning, the show is most obviously NOT a horror anime. The direction, presentation, and dialog all suggest that this is a show that presents everything as seriously as possible despite the things on screen being more than a little ridiculous.
Despite this, the mystery still manages to stay intact up until the end where everything is given up rather quickly. The Lost Village also loses its proverbial mind and just becomes a hilarious mess. There is a lot of charm in it that fans of Another will definitely appreciate, even if this show isn’t as obvious (or good) as that one.
Another big aspect in the show’s favor was the 1980’s ‘Paranoia’ RPG vibe this show gave off. They are constantly at each other’s throats over the dumbest things. One character is constantly yelling “we should execute them!” which is never suspicious. However, if somebody so much as sneezes that’s grounds for massive suspicion.
The characters are all nuts. Easy example is the, “execute” lady. I loved that all of them had very goofy handles that they all went by, even when they all meet up IRL. They all want to abandon their old life for some reason or another, but most of the reasons are so dumb.
When you finally start seeing some monsters, it only adds to this fact. The designs for the monsters were genuinely creepy, especially since a lot of the other designs are pretty pedestrian and uninteresting. Nothing scary mind you but this managed to impress me somewhat, even if not every monster was all that great.
Overall, The Lost Village didn’t take itself too seriously and was fairly funny. I know a lot of people didn’t like this one but I would recommend people check it out if they haven’t already. At worst it’ll make for some decent laughs. For me, it was a pretty good time.
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