ruffles wrote: Luxtis wrote:
ruffles wrote:okay. What about this show is appealing? I'm asking the fans of this show
+Interesting and engaging story
+Main characters are realistic and interesting
+Many philosophical themes
+Art and animation is good
-Story becomes a little dull as we enter the second half
-It starts to rush
-Some caracters get very little screentime and don't have character development
-Many things are left unexplained
I did enjoy this show to a certain degree.
I thought that the majority of the cast didn't speak like children at all. I fail to see the philosophical themes, but if you're referring to the blatant symbolism that anyone could figure out if they had half a brain, then I guess it is there. Not to mention the inconsistencies in the gimmicky direction (such as how scenes that take place in the past manically switch between a different aspect ratio to just having a white filter over it, and the overly dramatic sound effects contribute nothing other than gimmicks). But I'm more perplexed by your rating system. You use the word "many" in your last point, which suggests that there were a surplus of plot holes throughout the series (which there are). If the characters lack development and have little screen time, how does one develop a connection to these aforementioned characters? And find them interesting in addition to this? If the story is predictable, how could it possibly be engaging if you know everything that's going to happen? I'm not being hostile, I'm simply curious.
I've never really been one to go into deph on these kind of things, so forgive me if I don't give you the exact answers you're looking for.
I rate my anime based on everything it offered from beginning to end, ignoring my personal views. As I have mentioned, it is mainly "some" characters that lack development. By this, perhaps I should have been more clear, I meant side characters. Putting into perspective of main vs side, it's pretty obvious most of the time main character will win as that is the main
focus of the show. This is why I could dismiss the lack of development for some characters as it wasn't really about them, but the protagonist himself which I found to be really interesting.
It wasn't until episode 5 and 6 I started noticing some plot holes. Up until that point, I really enjoyed the series and it really did leave me wanting more every week. My expectations never got fulfilled sadly as we reached episode 7 and beyond. Things started going downhill at this point as I mentioned in my cons. Despite all that, it was still engaging to me. Why? Because it has a very interesting and engaging story, which is something you don't see in a lot of anime these days. I truly believe it was a good anime, genuinely unique, well thought-out, well executed, and credible at the very least, despite the flaws.
I don't expect everyone to agree with this, everyone has there own opinion. I'm actually quite intrigued to hear why you didn't enjoy it as much as I did.