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YMMV / Neo Yokio

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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Not a character, but the show itself. Is the show meant to be sincere and thus comes off as So Bad, It's Good, or is it intentionally bizarre and milking the Narm Charm for all its worth? Is it a bizarre parody of anime invoking a Gag Dub or is it an Indecisive Parody that's genuinely flawed?
  • Anvilicious: Wealth, capitalism and greed aren't worth it.... of course, this is also a series starring and heavily bankrolled by a wealthy Hollywood heir, so take that as you will.
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  • Ass Pull: In episode 2, out of nowhere it's revealed that popstar Sailor Pellegrino is a demon.
  • Bile Fascination: It's an animesque series with Jaden Smith as a lead character. Many have been tempted to watch the show between this and the negative reviews it got alone.
  • Broken Base: Within the fandom, there's a bit of conflict between viewers who enjoyed it ironically, viewers who enjoyed the series' commentary on class privilege, and those who think it's a genuinely funny comedy.
  • Critical Dissonance: Received generally negative reviews from critics for its sheer unrelenting narm, especially from people who went in expecting something more serious. However, it's also developed a fanbase because of said narm, especially for those that see its flaws to be intentional (see above).
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Arcangelo's built up quite a following, due to his over-the-top, campy behavior and his obsession with Kaz.
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    • Charles is well-liked for his unflappable politeness, cool design, and his extreme Yes-Man nature. His pilot, Sadie, is also liked for being the opposite extreme of Charles.
  • Funny Moments:
  • Heartwarming Moments: Sailor still agreeing to go with Kaz to the ball in episode 2, even if he had to miss it to run security for Aunt Agatha and if she was actually a demon. Even after The Reveal, she off-handedly mentions that she genuinely cares for Kaz.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the Japanese dub, Kaz is voiced by Junji Majima, who already voiced an entire race of Butt-Monkey beings working under the order of demons, dood, a poor guy being seduced by them, or a not so poor guy bedding them.
  • Ho Yay: Kaz and Arhangelo are very popular with Foe Yay Shipping fans.
    • In Pink Christmas (though it's part of a scheme and the whole episode is a Story Within a Story) Arcangelo composes a catchy tune about his frenemy relationship with Kaz that includes lines like "your friendship drives me wild." Kaz is genuinely impressed. It's topped off with this exchange...
      Arcangelo: I'm about to make more money than all these bitch-ass bachelors combined. Watch and learn, you pink-haired prince. (kisses Kaz's cheek)
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • You don't deserve this big Toblerone.note 
    • Good thing I brought my vape!
    • After the trailer was uploaded, the series quickly became known as the "Jaden Smith anime".
    • I can see you, bitch.note 
    • Demonic chapel? This is a club. My boyfriend's the DJ. He spins Gregorian House.
  • Narm:
    • Kaz's odd lines, which often sound like the tweets his voice actor makes.
    • The reveal that Sailor Pellegrino is a demon. It comes out of nowhere, and the Voice of the Legion effect on her voice complete with the lines she says during this moment is just hilarious.
      Demon!Pelligrino: I can see you, BITCH!
  • Narm Charm: That said, the Narm is part of what makes the show work for many.
  • Shallow Parody: Even as an Indecisive Parody, it ticks many of the boxes for what people only think anime is. The alleged original idea, every episode parodying an anime genre, probably would have been much the same.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Between the bizarre lines, jerky animation, and its general concept alone, many have tuned into the series purely because of how bizarre it is. Given the Indecisive Parody nature of the show, it's hard to tell whether this reaction was intended or if the show was meant to be sincere.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The general consensus on the show averaged out in the 60s and 70s and is the point of view for people that didn't think it was So Bad, It's Good or people that thought the show was deliberately invoking that.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The show's concept (a demon-slayer in a futuristic city who tries to find ways to get out of doing his duties) isn't that bad, and could be quite engaging if it were handled differently than it is here.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: Ryan F. mandelbaum of Gizmodo described it as Gossip Girl as told by a stoned Tim and Eric fan.
  • Wangst: Kaz engages in this so frequently that it's Played for Laughs.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?:
    • Jaden Smith as an anime character?
    • Jude Law as a robot butler?!
    • Sailor Pellegrino, a blue-haired operatic singer, is probably the last person you'd expect to have such a heavy Southern accent. Given the sheer contrast with her actual singing voice and the nature of the show, it's hard to say if this was an intentional choice or not.


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