Anime: Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita (Mankind has Declined) – Episode 6 Summary + Review

“That’s not my name… I can’t remember my name…”

(“Why yes, I am rather dashing…. And I am human…”)

Studio: AIC A.S.T.A

Genre: Surreal, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Age: 13+

Released: July 1 2012 – onwards

From the last episode, the Mediator is saved by Pion, who kills the dog. She thanks the Mediator for saving her life, and seems to be a bit confused about being human.

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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Not being heartless enough to tell her that Pion is actually a robot, the Mediator and gang comes across another person similar to Pion, also suffering from memory leaks.

Oyage is Pion’s companion that she was looking for, however, they don’t appear to remember each other, and even deny their names.

Things get testy when Pion fights a bulldozer constructed by Oyage, and Oyage (now transformed into a cat) fights a giant squid made by the fairies.

(The new Godzilla movie sure has original ideas…)

No-one knows which side is winning, but Pion eventually manages to defeat the slime-constructed cat with a microwave beam.

(Kitty is hypnotised by a laser!)

Things get even weirder when it’s revealed that microwaves restores Pion’s and Oyage’s memories. Apparently, they are two exploration space crafts that were built by NASA.

After taking on human personalities, they returned to Earth because they were homesick, but lost their memories on impact. Their real names are Pioneer and Voyager.

(The Committee debates scrapping the robots for sculpture parts..)

The Human Monument committee is happy to use the data that the space probes have brought, but are eager to send them on their way.

Pion and Oyage don’t want to leave Earth, so the Mediator helps them out by cutting the generator.

(Pion and Oyage have to start paying rent if they want to stay here…)

She’s punished by having her hair cut short again, but Oyage and Pion are safe on Earth.

Overall, this episode has quite good timing, with Curiosity landing on Mars recently! It makes you wonder if one day it will return to Earth with cat ears and a human personality…? Okay, maybe not.

I enjoyed Pion’s and Oyage’s fights. They bordered on awesome-ridiculous, but it was funny. When the fairies join the fights, they add their own blend of cuteness.

This arc is pretty much finished, and now I’m wondering what direction Jinrui will go in now.

Rated – 4/5 Surprisingly funny and touching about two robot characters, who are lonely and homesick.

See the next episode!

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