Well that was a surprise, but it shouldn’t have been. I lasted one and a half episodes — I just can’t watch any more of it.
With the exception of a couple of the worst moments, I have enjoyed this series for the most part. It’s had a mix of comedy and drama, though the comedy is usually based on Sagara doing something stupid. Well, I just realized that the comedy doesn’t work by itself. The problem is me. I have NEVER been comfortable with humor based on someone making a fool out of themselves; in fact, I’m acutely uncomfortable with it. And what do we have here, but nonstop Screwup Sagara blowing things up, shooting innocent objects, firing guns into the air, blowing up shoe lockers, threatening teachers and food vendors at gunpoint… I can only take so much of that. In the first and third series, I could be guaranteed that something dramatic would happen quickly, changing the focus of the tension.
Not in Fumoffu, since it’s a compilation of all the “humor” stories. Maybe if they’d brought in Kurtz, Mao, and Tessa a little quicker for some other hijinks. I know they show up later, but I just can’t handle any more pain waiting. Bah. Too bad, I was looking forward to some laughs, but these were too painful.