A bus full of eccentric individuals is headed towards the urban legend known as Nanaki Village, a place where one can supposedly start over and live a perfect life. While many have different ideas of why the village cannot be found on any map, or why even the police cannot pinpoint its location, they each look forward to their new lives and just what awaits them once they reach their destination. After a few mishaps, they successfully arrive at Nanaki Village only to find it completely abandoned. Judging from the state of disrepair, it has been vacant for at least a year. However, secrets are soon revealed as some of the group begin to go missing while exploring the village and amidst the confusion, they find bloody claw marks in a forest. As mistrust and in-fighting break out, will they ever be able to figure out the truth behind this lost village? – My Anime List
Based on 7 review scores:
My dictum is that a great ending can make up for a mountain of sins, and the show doesn’t have a mountain of sins, though it might have a small hill’s worth of them.
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The Lost Village doesn’t shove a situation down your throat and then start the adventure right away. The first two episodes are the background and set up and it isn’t until three that you feel the meat of the story is truly getting started. But, with beautiful visuals and a great voice cast, it isn’t tedious or painful. In fact, the slow pace and the breadcrumbs add to the suspense, making this a beautifully crafted anime. If you love to cook up theories and hypothesize this should be on your weekly must watch list. If you hate being kept in suspense, binge it once it has all aired. Either way, watch it!
I felt that the ending of show was really rushed, and believe things could have been wrapped up better had it been a 13 episode anime, instead of 12. Other then a rushed ending, this is a good anime series for those who are into the mystery/psychology genre.
In the end, The Lost Village is a really interesting premise with cool visual ideas that gets lost in mediocre animation (it’s passable but is nothing to write home about), really terrible characters and impossible to figure out character motivation, and a poorly laid out plot that doesn’t hold water under any form of scrutiny. I wanted to like this show much more than I have. Maybe the last couple episodes will be wonderful and turns my opinion around but with the problems with the characters, I don’t think that’ll be the case. (And as of episode 11, this still holds true.
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To quote a good friend, “It will be performed as an opera on the holodecks of the ships that disperse us into the highest of heavens. It all began… here. In this place, in this time, NOW. We were really all just clothed monkeys until Mayoiga allowed us to transcend our animalism. I shall sing its praises to all that shall come forth and be enlightened.” With all of that being said, from a critical standpoint Mayoiga is just a complete and utter turd, give or take. It starts off as a bad series and devolves into something so horrid that not even the worst of plebs would dare poke with a 5-meter stick. So with your health in mind, even if you have some kind of morbid curiosity or are just an extreme masochist, this title should be proceeded with the utmost caution.
This show sucks. It sucks. The characters know whatever world they’re in sucks. They don’t want to be there, they want to come out desperately. Maybe this show is poetic, somehow? Maybe it’s actually a masterpiece of direction — each brillant scene of characters spewing out pointless line after line is absolutely hysterical, and will have you literally imploding on the floor, laughing your head off because of how amazingly directed it is. Indeed, stupid characters saying stupid things is the sign of a true director. I can only dream to be as artistically envisioned.