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PlatapusSpasmAK47

  • New York
  • Joined Jun 9, 2009
  • 19 / F

Aquarian Age

May 7, 2010

Story:

In the beginning (meaning the first couple of episodes) I happened to really like this show. I mean, the characters were very relatable, and there weren't any forced actions between the characters. Also, the idea of combining super powers and the entertainment industry is certainly...unique. So I kept going on eagerly....

and was bitterly dissapointed.

After the first few episodes, every single episode after that is pure unadultarated angst. The main character angsted, which made his band angst. Then his girl friend angsted, and then he angsted some more because everyone else was angsting. Honestly, I deal with enough angst as it is (being that I'm in High School), but this was just too much. I found myself just blankly staring at the screen wishing for the series to be over and done with. It was just too boring. And then the fangirls. Ugh. EVERY SINGLE GIRL had a gigantic crush on the main character. Yeah, sure, he's in a semi known band. And he's pretty cute. But...honestly, he wasn't that special, he was a pretty bland character. Yet all the girls are freakin out. I guess that's to be expected though, seeing as how girls are freakin out over similar people in real life. However, what made me iffy, was that only about one girl in his class was freaking out about him. If he's so popular, why isn't the rest of his class fangirling over him as well?

Another thing that I didn't really like was the fact that they made being discovered look so easy. Maybe some bands really do experience that, but I think they should have made the process of becoming famous a bit more...intense. I know the story wasn't focusing on how the band became famous, but they could have inserted some hints of their previous struggles.

I really can't write any more about the story because...there was no story. Just a whole bunch of depressed people.

Animation:

It was alright. Nothing special. I guess it was good considering it was made in 2002, and I did like some character designs (the keyboard player).

Sound:

Ok. So, since this is an anime about a band and magical people in the entertainment industry, you would expect it to be pretty good on the music side. Through out the whole entire series, they only play one song from the band, their most "epic" and awesome song. And honestly, it wasn't that good. The rest of the time, the music kept repeating itself through out the series.

Characters:

All of them bland and uninteresting. The directors were probably trying to spice up the show by making them angry and depressed all the time. Oh joy. Maybe for one episode, but not for an ENTIRE series.

Overall:

If you really have nothing to do, watch it. But only as a last resort. It certainly had some unique ideas, that probably could have made a very interesting anime. Alas, the directors failed to do so. In case I haven't made my point across yet, this anime was dull, bland, etc. because about 11 of the 13 episodes consisted of the characters whining and complaining and just being annoying.

4/10 story
5/10 animation
4/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

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PinkFlowers82 says...

I completely agree with your review on this show. . . If animes could thrive on pure angst alone then this story-less time suck would have a rare gem. Keep up the great work.

Apr 22, 2011