Anime: Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita (Mankind has Declined) – Episode 10 Summary + Review

“Who are you? What’s a name?”

(“Salary? You’re paid in food”)

Studio: AIC A.S.T.A

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

Released: July 1 2012 – onwards

From the last episode, the series jumps to the beginning for the Mediator’s first day in her new job. Given the task of meeting with the neighbors, she sets off not fully knowing the nature of the fairies.

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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According to her grandfather, they like sweet and fun, so the Mediator baits them with sugar candy at the local dump.

(Fairy-baiting: the new exciting reality show coming soon!)

After dozing off she wakes to find that the candy dish is surrounded by the tiny beings.

(The fairies finally have food after the last mediator left them months ago)

They all run away when they see the giant humans, however some unlucky fairies take shelter in the candy tin, and the Mediator takes this chance to kidnap them.

(“Don’t cook us! We’re only sweet, not meat!”)

At home, the fairies are terrified that the Mediator will eat them. After reassurances that this won’t happen, she finds out a bit more about them. they don’t have names, love sweets and wee pure water.

(Sinister interrogation to find out about fairy intelligence)

After giving the initial four some names, she promises to come to the dump the next day with more names for the rest of the fairies.

(Mediator writes down top secret fairy stuff)

The local dump has been transformed into a futuristic city, complete with its own giant robot guardian.

(iFairybot will fight for the peace of Fairyopolis)

After the fairies figure out that she is there to name them, they gather around in a winding queue. the Mediator is overwhelmed with requests, and shouts of whether she is god.

(And thus the world’s longest, and shortest, conga line was started)

Denying that she’s any sort of deity, the Mediator hands them a dictionary, telling them that they should pick names for themselves.

(Behold, the dictionary of names as bestowed by your lord)

Just before she leaves, she tags the nereast fairy as god, and a chase begins.

(This fairy is an atheist… so no name for him!)

the other fairies quickly escape as the burden of being a deity weighs them down. The city is soon left abandoned and tatters.

Even the statue immortalising the Mediator’s first encounter with the fairies eventually weighs down and collapses.

(That statue would have been too hard to drag anyway)

Overall, the zaniness of first few episodes that made me watch this series is left behind for something that actually makes sense. This is very sensibly plotted, despite being about the fairies and skyscraper cities.

I love hoe cute and tiny they are, and the gentleness that Mediator treats them too. They can be quiet a handful.

Rated – 3/5 Humble beginnings of a fairy-human Mediator.

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