Parasite Dolls




I went into this expecting mediocer stuff. but i got an amazing story about robots and how humans react to the situation the future has brought them. These robots are called Boomers and they look, feel, and do everything like a human can do. Suprisingly being from the earlt 2000's it has a lot of sex in it. A lot of the Boomers they had hanging around were sex "slaves" or whatever.

Anyway the story is rather cliche being humans don't overly like the Boomers and murders start occuring. While people on both sides of the love/hate of Boomers fight over the rights of them. The characters in this anime were very amazingly believable in their rolls.

For something that has been done before it was still a wonderful watch and i highly recommend it to anyone that loves shows about furtristic earth with robots and whatnot. It kept giving me a bladerunner feel to it if that sells people on picking this up. :)

9/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
8/10 overall

What I Liked: The opening credits and designs for the title cards. The soundtrack, while dated, is a mix of pure early-2000's techno gold and discordant jazz pieces. Animation is good for the most part, and I liked how the Boomer characters and the human characters often moved differently. It's rather philosophy-light. Characters feel surprisingly amicable for the lack of development and nuance they're given. There's some great cinematography throughout, especially at the end of Episode 2. No prior knowledge of the Bubblegum Crisis franchise needed.

What I Didn't: YMMV on the technology - as with most 90's/00's cyberpunk, some of the "future" tech is already old as heck (e.g. CRT monitors everywhere). It's rather philosophy-light. Much of the concepts covered in the three parts have been covered in greater depth many times over by other texts.

Final Verdict: While it's not ground-breaking by any means nor terribly deep, Parasite Dolls is still a riveting production with a great cyberpunk atmosphere soaked in neon-noir motifs and an energy-packed old-school soundtrack. It does shamelessly wear its time period on its sleeve with some of the technology designs, the aforementioned soundtrack and the copious amounts of "gritty" sex and violence throughout, but this doesn't stop Parasite Dolls from being a good Cyberpunk anime for those who like their future worlds free of psychobabble.

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7.5/10 overall
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