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Ketsuzoku

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  • Joined Aug 19, 2012
  • 19 / F

Story:

I'm sure I'm not the only one asking this, but does this anime even have a plot? From what I can gather the entire story revolves around a gender confused orphan who cries more than Mira Munakata and falls in love with every male who happens to wander within twenty feet of him.

If that isn't bad enough, none of these 'romances' even go anywhere. There is so little emotion throughout the series that I have a hard time believing the characters even have emotions, let alone the fact that this anime is a shounen-ai.

I suffered the entire series in the desperate hope that the two main love interests would get together. But no. Of course they wouldn't.

And I assure you that none of this is based off of my one sided opinion (unfortunately). This anime served as a jarring introduction into shounen-ai for my sister. Let's just say she's been obsessed with shoujo-ai ever since.

Oh, the plot also involves demons. Although I'm still not entirely sure how.


Animation:


Uraboku Goodness


The animation would have actually been the high point of this anime if the animators hadn't decided to clutter every frame with chains and roses. I'm not even kidding. The intro looks as if it was drawn by the author of Fifty Shades of Grey.

On top of that, they decided to fill what was left of the screen with dull character designs that were all almost identical. I gave up trying to differentiate between the characters half way through the second episode. If you insist on watching this I suggest you do the same.


Sound:

I can sum this up in one word: forgettable.

To be perfectly honest I can't actually remember if they even have any background music in the series. On Wikipedia it says that all the scores for the show were written by someone named Shōgo Kaida. The producers should have fired him while they had the chance.

Although to be fair the voice actor for Yuki portrayed his bitchy, pathetic character perfectly.


Characters

I'm not sure where to start on the balls up they passed off for character designs.

There were basically two groups of characters in the anime; the guys who were gay and the guys who should have been gay.

But here, have a Wikilist.

I gave you this not because I don't have the space or time to talk about all the characters, but simply because I have no idea who the hell half of them are. Who is Elegy? Is she even in the show?!

But then again I don't really know any of the females even though there were literally only four of them in the whole anime. Please don't ask me what their names are; I have no idea (unless you count Yuki who isn't even a girl anymore... apparently).


Overall:

I would rather relive the embarrassing horror that was my eighth grade spring fling than rewatch this anime. I suggest you do the same. Watching me push a glass pillar onto my crush is far more entertaining than the poorly put together premise (and I use that word in the loosest sense of the term) that forms the basis of Uraboku.

1/10 story
4/10 animation
3/10 sound
1/10 characters
2/10 overall

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HarioSagara says...

Nice review, had some good laughs. The best thing about bad anime are the funny reviews they spawn.

Nov 19, 2012