It's hard to say much about blandness, because that's not inherently good nor bad. Not bad isn't the same as good, and so too is the reverse. I always felt there would be a point which would make this anime for me, yet that never came. The guts of the program do have a few nuances to the decline of small town life which I never considered, which is why I'm rating this a little higher than I ought to.
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