Well, at least it’s better than Endless Eight.
Let’s start with the good parts. The show has great direction and visual storytelling. There’s an abstract, dreamlike quality to it that really fits the story and the way it plays with its own continuity. That aspect is probably the only reason why I finished it.
But other than that, I got nothing out of it. I liked basically none of the characters, and especially not the main character, so watching him make poor decisions over and over was really tedious. The writing reminded me of light novels in a bad way, where the main character narrates the story and just drones on and on despite having so little of interest to say.
But judging by the ending, I guess I wasn’t supposed to feel that way, that he wasn’t actually wasting his time hanging out with the wrong crowd, that the point was he raised the bar too high and didn’t realize he was already having a fun college life. Sure he had to actually take the step to reach out to Akashi, but that honestly never felt like the main issue. At least she was only character I sort of liked, but even then I felt little chemistry between her and the main character, and she was honestly not on screen a whole lot.
In any case, I didn’t care enough about Tatami Galaxy to spend much more time thinking about it. It just didn’t resonate with me at all.