Well, I just finished watching this last night, and I marathoned the entire 11 episode series. No. 6 is a series about a Utopia known simply as No.6. It's known as a Utopia to most but deep down has more secrets then you think. It starts with two main characters, Sion and Rat. Rat is a fugative that finds his way to Sion's bedroom and after threatening Sion, ends up being helped by him quite a lot. Years down the road Sion is helped by Rat the same way and they attempt to join together to figure out what's really going on in this so called Utopia. Along with this you have Sion's mother and Sion's love interest Safu. Them along with a couple others who help Rat and Sion are the secondary characters who weren't badly developed at all.
This series started off fairly strong, I was into the characters, I was into the story, and then gradually bit by bit, certain things happened, and certain things were "explained" and I started to lose interest. By the time the final couple episodes came along I was thinking " There is no way in hell they can wrap this up, answer all the questions, and fill the plotholes with this little time,"
The animation for the show was good and up to date, and from time to time had above average visuals. But that being said, the majority wasn't anything special by todays standards.
The sound was actually not too bad mainly due to the fact of the soundtrack not even being needed to be used at most points. It made a huge point of using erie sounds and just brief background music to envoke the mood, which it did quite good. The song sung by Rat and Safu was honestly a little offsetting. I didn't really buy the fact that Rat, this so called tough guy was the guy with the beautiful voice who sang for people facing death. Others may disagree but that's my opinion. Also. I watched the Sub, and I'm not even sure if there is a dub. But the sub wasn't bad. The voices certainly fitted the characters and a sub is never really a bad way to go.
Now, personal enjoyment. I liked it, a fair bit during the first half. They wrote in one really odd scene with a certain goodnight kiss that did not, I repeat, DID NOT, belong in this story. It turned me off from this series quite a bit just from one minute of story that made zero sense. To add to that they started writing in two many twists and turns that when time came to answer all of them, they didn't have time. I believe this series would have greatly benefitted from maybe an addition 5-10 episodes to clear everything up and develop certain parts of the story more before answering the questions on them. This series didn't give the viewer enough time to wonder about a topic before throwing a ridiculous answer at them.
Now, The final episode, finished the murder that was this show. It left quite a lot unanswered, with more questions then answers. And one thing that happened didn't even make any sense what so ever. It was not a good ending at all and I honestly left it at 10 episodes at first just because I knew there was no way to have a great one with what they had left to do.
To conclude, I suggest if you're bored for a couple hours, maybe give it a watch so far through, then write up your own conclusion for the story and keep that in your head. I know that sounds ridiculous but the beginning to this series is not bad at all and is written rather well, which is why I didn't bash everything about this anime.
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