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    A show about a failed video game developer who gets a second chance to realize his dream when he one day wakes up having gone a decade into the past. And it just so happens that the designers he would come to admire quite a lot are his roommates in this new life.

    Airs: Saturday, July 3, 2021

    Studio: Feel

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    Kyōya Hashiba is an unsuccessful game director. His company goes bankrupt, and he ends up returning to his parents' home. He lies in bed thinking about the successful creators of his generation. When he opens his eyes, Kyōya finds that he has gone back in time 10 years to when he started college. He has an opportunity to remake his life, starting as an arts college student. He now lives in a four-person coed share house. Kyōya has the chance to spend his formative years with creators he knows will be famous in the future, but things might not turn out as he expected.

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  • #2
    Episode 1

    Return by bankruptcy.

    So it begins with Kyoya having come home to live with his parents again after going broke when the company he worked for SucceedSoft became FailSoft with an ambitious project being cancelled and everybody being laid off. So while pondering the figure and reflecting on his past regrets, all of the sudden he is given a new lease on life as he's back a decade into the past and instead of going the conventional route for college, he attends an arts school that he turned down. And there he meets the trio that would go on to become big names in the industry with Shinoaki appearing in his bed the first night in a semi-erotic setting. Working in the industry is pretty tough as Professor Kano said it quite well that because games are not a basic need that it's a big reason why only a small number of graduates end up getting jobs they aspired to get. And it also turns out that Kyoya's would-be boss is also an alumnus of the school. Kyoya said it best there as despite having a ten year head start, he realizes that he has a lot to learn as a bunch of subpar experiences does not equate to knowledge. It's a good thing this show got a double-length episode to start things off as there was a lot of setup that needed to be done, something that couldn't wait a week to happen.

    So with that, the trial period rules are in effect, and I'll decide on this show once I see more of it and determine if it keeps the momentum going.
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    • #3
      Episode 2

      What's his train of thought?

      Kyoya has the advantage of hindsight to plan out his next move as he continues to remake his life, but he has to carefully exercise it like he did when he came up with the same idea that Tsurayuki did that caused him to question how he came up with the same idea, which was written off as just coincidence. And then there's Nanako coming out while in the middle of getting dressed that added some rather unnecessary fanservice. Nevertheless, it's treat to see that Kyoya is getting along with the residents of the boarding house, though Tsurayuki can be quite a difficult person to work with. So for their assignment, they are to create a short film, and realizing the severe consequences of making something too long, Kyoya had to really convince Tsurayuki to make those changes. Just when all seems well and good, everybody is in a pinch when it turns out that Tsurayuki checked out the wrong piece of equipment. Kyoya has something in mind, so it will be interesting to see what he comes up with as whatever he has to do, he has to do it fast.
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      • #4
        Episode 3

        Still standing.

        It's a great thing that Kyoya was able to bring over his experience with Photoshop over to this timeline as without that, this group would have been screwed big time after Tsurayuki borrowed the wrong piece of equipment. Not bad for an idea thought up on the fly, using a series of stills to tell a story about time. In the end, Eiko's group won and Kyoya's group was third, but seeing that this was largely improvised that Kyoya definitely deserves praise for his quick thinking. So it turns out that Kano is Eiko's older sister and is married, so it's no wonder where Eiko got her talent from. Definitely great to see what Kyoya just accomplished realizing just how tough this assignment is, and even more so with an unforeseen setback.

        So with that, this show I'm calling it a keeper for the season, and no need to remake my watchlist without this show being a part of it.
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        • #5
          Episode 4

          She doesn't have the right to be silent.

          So with that assignment finished, it's onto the next one over summer break, and they head out to the beach to film it with Eiko tagging along this time, and Kyoya had to pull some strings seeing that only seniors can check out recording equipment for longer than a day, and Kyoya did it by borrowing from the Fine Arts Club seniors when they are not using it. Their video won this time, though they were not really expecting to do so seeing that there was one video where the acting was professional-level. This episode is mostly focused on Nanako as she's not exactly feeling so well and is considering giving up on singing. But with Kyoya's foresight he convinces Nanako to take up the mic again. And then there's Keiko who looks like a kid, but is actually older than everybody and is currently working for a software company, and seeing just how skilled Kyoya is with his hidden experience, it's no wonder why she wants him to work on a project. Pretty nice to see every showing what they are capable of doing, while at the same time keeping things realistic so that everybody will never stop improving.
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          • #6
            Episode 5

            She's the tasked singer.

            It's culture festival time, and at this college it's something that attracts a lot of attendees from all over Japan. The share house group does a maid cafe with some help from Keiko. And while that's going on Kyoya and Aki continue to build up their relationship as they go around the place, and end up in an arts exhibit where after seeing something created by a familiar name, Kyoya collapses. And then he wakes up with another interrupted kiss from Aki. And then there's the concert in which the planned secret special guest ended up backing out at the last minute doe to a double booking, requiring them to find a substitute, and luckily for them Nanako just so happens to be there. As the previous episode implies, Nanako is not exactly confident in her own singing abilities and she ran away nearly sabotaging the show. But Kyoya's experience comes through once again to get Nanako to realize her potential and it was a huge hit. Of course, there was going to be criticism, but she's handling it pretty well. What she's not handling well, however, is when she sees Aki kissing Kyoya after skipping out on her encore performance after Aki fainted, and this time they do kiss. Quite a lot of drama is building up there in the end as Kyoya and Aki have become the OTP, but that's sending the wrong message when Nanako walks in.
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            • #7
              Re: Episode 5

              Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
              [...]
              What she's not handling well, however, is when she sees Aki kissing Kyoya after skipping out on her encore performance after Aki fainted, and this time they do kiss. Quite a lot of drama is building up there in the end as Kyoya and Aki have become the OTP, but that's sending the wrong message when Nanako walks in.
              I hope this does not cause too many problems and the romance drama will be kept to a minimum. I am not holding my breath however. In fact, my prediction is that Kyoya will eventually end up with Eiko, so I am not looking forward to seeing him and Aki breaking up if that is what is going to happen.

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              • #8
                Episode 6

                A dojinshi a day keeps the doctor career away.

                Looks like there were no repercussions from that kiss at the festival. Either that, or Nanako isn't letting anybody know about it. So now, the focus turns to Tsurayuki as he has been working in order to pay for his tuition as he comes from a family of doctors with the expectation that he becomes one. But he ran away and is now paying his way to the career he wants as a game designer. So Kyoya is going to help him out by creating a dojinshi with Keiko's company publishing it. And knowing exactly what happens in ten years gives him the foresight to know what kind of game sells best in this era. And then Tsurayuki's fiance Sayuri shows up in the end, and she's quite a passionate about him to say the least. That was nice to see where Tsurayuki is coming from as he has that drive and the guts to go against his family's wishes to carve his own route. It will be interesting to see what Kyoya comes up with and what Sayuri means to Tsurayuki realizing the situation he's putting himself in.
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                • #9
                  Episode 7

                  Respect choice.

                  Kyoya and company continues to work around the clock realizing that Tsurayuki's future is on the line as they spend winter break putting the pedal to the metal. With Kyoya's future experience he comes through once again, but Tsurayuki has just been struggling seeing that Sayuri has been hanging on him. She has been pressuring her fiancee to becoming a doctor again, but Kyoya comes through there telling her that this is what Tsurayuki chose, and while he understands that it is quite a risky career path, he was prepared to do whatever it took. Another nice way for Kyoya to put his future experience to great use knowing what to do.
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                  • #10
                    Episode 8

                    This wasn't in the script.

                    Kyoya pushes through and completes the game as it wasn't easy having to balance schoolwork with this massive project that determines Tsurayuki's fate. But he pushed through and got the game finished, and it sold quite well that ought to cover for his tuition. Everything seems to be going well here save for the fact that he worked everybody to the bone, and no more so than Tsurayuki. But then he gets blindsided in the end as despite making a lot of money in order to keep his fellow share housemate in school, Tsurayuki decides to drop out anyway. And not long after that, Kyoya finds himself having gone 12 years into the future where he is a father married to Aki. Just when Kyoya thought he had everything all figured out, the unexpected happens and now he will need to figure out where things went wrong and if he gets another chance to make things right, he will need to really wise up about it. I would have to think that Kyoya was being too much of a control freak and that made Tsurayuki realize how stressful this line of work is for the pay that comes from it yield, too much for him to handle as opposed to being a doctor. In any case, things really flew off the rails after all that as Tsurayuki's unanticipated departure and Kyoya's subsequent time leap into the future has thrown Kyoya into a bind.
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                    • #11
                      Episode 9

                      You can't rush, genius.

                      And now Kyoya is living in the future having leaped 11 years forward, and seeing that he doesn't know where exactly he is that he's trying to figure out his current situation. He's a father married to Aki and working for attraction point, a reputable video game company, alongside with Eiko and Miki. Eiko tells her to go pay a visit to the illustrator Minori doing their game and he finds out that she's in a slump. By praising her artwork, her drive comes back. And then he finds out that Aki has quit drawing, all while Nanako is no longer singing having just recently decided to hang up the mic, and as to be expected Tsurayuki hasn't written any novels. So after finding out that the Platinum Generation doesn't exist in this timeline that he comes home feeling out of it, and then Aki explains what happened as while the game was successful, Aki was starting to lose her drive as her enjoyment of drawing was diminishing. And seeing that the project's producer yelled at him even though the problems were not his fault, he finally realizes where he went wrong as he was being too much of a control freak, all while he prioritized getting the game finished as quickly as possible that didn't allow everybody to do their jobs the way they wanted to. That was great to see that Kyoya recognized his mistake, and that if he does get another chance to make things right, he now knows what not to do, and that is to not compromise the work of his team in order to get a game rushed to completion. It will be interesting to see what happens next, and if I had to guess that Keiko is a time traveler and has been keeping a close watch on Kyoya through his travels.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
                        Episode 9
                        That was great to see that Kyoya recognized his mistake, and that if he does get another chance to make things right, he now knows what not to do, and that is to not compromise the work of his team in order to get a game rushed to completion.
                        Except that I don't know of any artist who lives in the real world who doesn't have to compromise now and then, maybe even fairly often. Even top tier artists have deadlines. So I don't know what he could have done differently. Maybe he could have let them have their way every once in a while, but they would still be under pressure to get their project done under some time limit.
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                        • #13
                          Episode 10

                          Time is money, but it's not everything.

                          Now that Kyoya understands why rushing to meet the deadline is such a problematic approach that he tries to apply that to help out Eiko's team, but the company president just wouldn't budge. He prioritizes company profits over making a great product that everybody can be proud of. The warning signs were all there with Minori in a slump and the game's engine having so many bugs that are impossible to get fixed in time for the deadline, and there's no question that the game would be a mess had they kept the deadline, but nope. Mystic Clockwork was released as scheduled, and it was a mess with the biggest one being the gacha rates when the seiyuu who voiced the MC got so many SSRs in a row, something that shouldn't be happening. Pretty much, Kyoya is aware of how bad it is to rush things, and if given the choice he should put the well-being of his workers first. And now, everybody is working hard fixing this mess that wouldn't have happened had Kyoya's advice been taken. Looks like Nanako is not quite ready to hang up the mic just yet as she posted another song, and it looks like that inspired Kyoya, and it will be interesting to see what he does.
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                          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                          • #14
                            Episode 11

                            There's no need to apologize.

                            Once again, Kyoya comes through by swapping the game engine that after careful analysis, fits in with the team's budget while also saving valuable time and resources that would have been spent fixing the unfixable. There's that, as well as some really generous compensation to improve public relationships with the players, all while going as far as to give his team members two days off to refocus seeing that they have been slaving away due to the president's insistence to meet the deadline. And furthermore, he helped Minori break out of her slump. All seems well and good, that is until Eiko ends up leaving for Okinawa and Kyoya believes that she's quitting the company. So after rushing to the airport, he hears it straight from her that Eiko changed her mind about going, and then decides to go after all, but with no intention of quitting. But then she criticizes him for his pessimistic approach to work. While it's great that Kyoya works hard and has a high sense of accountability, he's taking on way too much responsibility and needlessly so. And then there's Keiko who appears at the end as it's pretty clear by now that she's a time traveler. One more episode left to go as it will be interesting to see how things end, but I kid of expect to see that Keiko will reveal something big.
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