I really wanted to love this anime. The visuals, the OST, the story, it was all beautiful. If I could ignore the bad sides, this anime would be a top 5-10 for me. But I cant just ignore this. In fact its made me so angry for existing that Im writing this in the first place. The farther I got into this anime, the more I felt like I was just watching a lolicon erotica. Let me explain.
This anime/manga has a lot of recurring "scenarios" that happen to characters. I believe there are a lot of similarities, and thus I have categorized these into 5 specific fetish scenarios that the author tends to focus on. For the sake of not spoiling anything, I wont name characters or say any major spoilers, however note that all characters mentioned in these scenarios are young children:
1.Bondage/"Strung up naked"/sexual abuse. This pops randomly few times in the first season. This is usually said by an adult to a young child as a "punishment" for "bad behavior", with a clear sexual connotation. Also, one character randomly gets sodomized with medicine while sleeping because… plot ig?
2.Gore/Torture. This happens to a variety of characters and it includes dismemberment, extreme pain, blood, death, etc. In multiple instances, the characters are naked while it takes place. Its the exact type of shit you'd see in r/goru if you were to go there (DO NOT). Gore alone wouldnt bother me normally, but when theres nudity involved as well, its clear there is a sexual connotation.
3.Piss/wetting pants/needing to go. This happens a lot and sometimes it happens during extreme pain/torture sequences or just randomly out of the blue. It always feels thrown in for absolutely no reason whatsoever, and never contributes to the plot.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.