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AvariceWP

  • Colorado
  • Joined Jan 19, 2009
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Here is an overview of my review system.

5 - I love it and want to buy it. I recommend to everyone.

4 - It's good; I would re-watch it and would recommend it.

3 - This is the 'average' score.  I enjoyed it; and based on your preferences you may too.  Not really a second time must-see though.

2 - This anime has problems.  I probably regret watching it; it may work for some people but not me.  I wouldn't recommend it.

1 - Hated it. Won't buy it, and will not recommend it.

Life on anime

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109 total

Manga ratings

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18 total

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Xennon says...

"There are also nonsensical plotholes that seem unforgiveable to leave unfilled (Nakiami's sister, what exacly happened to Nakiami at the quickening chamber, why did the Haruken emperor have to be mean, why did Akiyuki have to make that sacrifice?, why do the people at the quickening chamber have to sacrifice?) For me the plot was... short of my expectations and unfulfilling."

 

Well these "plotholes" were actaully answered. As far as Nakiami's sister, she survived. I guess you can pretty much make up what happened to her, they left it up to our imaginations, but her dialogue with the child (I forget his name) showed her that she was loved by Nakiami and she understood that.

At the quickeneing chamber, Nakiami sacrificed herself to seal the Hiruken Emperor, and to reverse the chaos he caused. Instead of everyone dying and the world being purged, Nakiami offered herself.

The Hiruken Emperor wasn't neccesarily "mean". He didn't have a name, he was an empty shell. They took Lady Sannova's child when it was still young, and shoved several whatchamacallits into the baby. It was never truly "born", it was trying to find itself, it didin't know it was doing wrong.

As for Akiyuki's sacrifice are you talking about him giving his name, or him trying to open the doors to the quickening chamber? For the first, Akiyuki gave the Hiruken Emperor his name to stop fighting, so he would have an identity and be at peace. At the quickenening chamber door, he lost his name, so he himself was an empty shell, so when he transofrmed into Xam'd he lost himself and turned to stone, and would return when he remembers his name, like before.

And lastly why do those people have to sacrifice themselves? That was the whole attitude Akiyuki, Nakiami, Haru, the little boy had. They were questioning why they had to sacrifice themselves, that there could be another way. It was simple, it was there religion. They lived there lives to die, to sacrifice themselves, that was there greatest salvation. They would find eternal peace and happiness by sacrificng themselves to the Hiruken Emperor so he could purge the world.

If you liked Eureka Seven so much, I am suprised you didn't like this as much. The plot, the whole religious aspect, the whole, why does everyone fight, why can't we get along deal is very similar if not a carbon copy from E7.

Feb 13, 2009
Xennon says...

Now you done it. Incoming long ass post in 3... 2... 1...

Well yeah, Bounen no Xamdou was slow paced, but that was what helped make it so good. Really the show is all about character interaction and development, if you weren't attached to the characters, if you were only watching the show for action, then you were watching the show for the wrong reasons, and I can easily see why you found it mediocre. However, if you allowed yourself to get immersed in the story, if you just totally concentrated on this show, listened to the soundtrack, followed the characters, cared about what they did and said, then this was one hell of a show.

I went into the show thinking it was going to be an action/shounen shallow type show, but was so shocked about how quickly I became attached to the characters. I was shocked at how "mature" the show was, about the messages it carried and the relevance it has to our time. I loved the character interaction, and if you re-read my top 20, all 20 of them are on my list because of interaction. I like action, I like comedy, I like romance, really, I like anything. However, without the proper character interaction it all seems so stale. That is the main thing I look for in anime, that and the soundtrack, and both were absolutly superb in this series. Really, if it has a good soundtrack and I enjoy watching the characters interact, I don't give a shit what the plot could be, I'd still watch it regardless (there may be some exceptions).

For some peoeple it is different, some people find other things in shows more intriguing, although, I do have to ask you, were you awake when you watched the show? How could you not see the plot, granted it was slow, but I thought it was great.

(Read this over, and it could seem that I am angry, or hostile, or rude. I am not, so please read this as someone responding calmly, I am in no way attacking you)

Feb 9, 2009
SwordAcolyte says...

What up fool!?

 

I spent like 3-4 hours putting this shit together.

Feb 7, 2009