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Mantis

  • United Kingdom
  • Joined Jul 9, 2009
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Tori no Uta

Jun 23, 2011

It's sad to say this OVA is underrated. I believe for the most part it's due to the animation, or lack thereof. I see this as being more like a visual novel than an animation. I think many will feel reluctant to watch anime with such an alternative art style, but despite the lack of animation and most of this being a collection of stills, I found the art beautiful, and the soundtrack is entrancing.

The character development isn't brilliant, but you can't expect a lot within half an hour. This is a very enchanting tale that I'm sure I'll always remember. If you can appreciate the art which stands on its own merits, I'm sure you'll enjoy this.

8/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
7/10 overall

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