This is an anime which aired in 2016 so its a bit old but i recently binged it so here i am writing about it. I came across the anime when i was searching for some mystery, thriller sort of anime and put in my to watch list.
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?(From MAL)
Lets talk about the anime, so i have a bit of mixed feelings about this anime, while it keeping me enthralled with some form of mystery i had already deducted the whole plot probably because it was something that i had seen before or it was just not well hidden. This anime is something that requires a broad mind cause while being a thriller it is a kinda comedy cause overall the plot is interesting but the execution is not up-to the point. The whole story is kinda interesting but the characters are not. While having a lot of characters their personality are more or less non existent and there is no development at all. Now lets focus on the mystery part, while there being a mystery it was not well explained. The anime leaves quite a part of information out, it just assumes that you will understand stuff from literally episode 1.
Soundtrack: Now the OP and ED are nothing really that outstanding but the actual background soundtrack are pretty good, they are the only thing which is keeping the mystery alive.
Characters: There are over 30 of them and the anime will focus on just 5-6 of them and there is no proper character development of any sort.
Animation:Well its normal not really good and not the worst i have seen.
Enjoyment: I went in thinking i will be watching a show about people going to an Empty village and something horrible might happen so yes i was kinda let down by the ending but i am not mad i am just not satisfied .
In the end it is an anime that tries a lot of stuff in a very short duration and while having a good base plot they went with a whole different idea, i might would have enjoyed it if there were cannibals and monsters but they went with a whole different idea and were unable to actually make it stick.