BOOOOO. EDIT: let me preface this by saying check my stats to verify that I am a pretty knowledgable critic and this movie deserves everything I give it. i felt pretty emotionally attached to the girls in the beginning with the whole end of the world scenario, but i slowly came to hate Kazumi more and more as her character was developed. Literally, she should have (and tried to) kill herself well before this whole movie took place. The story is interesting and makes sense, BUT IT ALL ARISES BECAUSE KAZUMI IS A LOATHSOME CHARACTER. I suppose they kind of wrap up with an explaination at... read more
I originally gave this a 10/10, and now watching the sequal (Higurasho no Naku Koro ni Kai) I am realizing that the original was truly a great series. This series actually had me scared at times and while it can be confusing, watching the second one has answered so many questions that I am shocked how well thought out this original was. Absolutely must watch.
Pretty good watch, only 24 episodes and i went through them pretty quickly. The character interactions make me laugh a lot and the fight scenes are compelling enough. Its certainly not the most realistic mecha series i've watched, they hardly discuss how the machine operates and whenever a mecha gets stabbed in the chest or something the piolet acts as though they are hurt similarly which is completely illogical because they were no where near the damage. The whole idea of the "lamba driver" is barely discussed and in reality they kind of disregard most of that part of the plot and just... read more
This is consistently one of the top rated anime movies so i had to watch it, but i have to say that i don't 100% agree. I mean i will say that it was a very unique idea and story, and it was interesting and entertaining, but i wouldn't think that it makes top 20 all time (or top 10 according to Anime News Network). I think that the reason it scores so high is because its like a nice story about a girl not really coming of age, but becoming more sure of herself and going through an experience that teaches her the value of friends, love and like getting through tough situations or something. I... read more
The first thing i want to say is that i would like to meet whoever wrote this. This is the #17 ranked show for a reason. The story was just so well thought out is what it comes down to. I've read other reviews where people said that they thought it was too slow and stuff like that but every episode pretty much was a cliffhanger that made me want to see what happens next. Pretty much the top way that i judge how i will rate a series is by how quickly i watch it and i blew through this one. I don't know how other people watch shows but i'm usually using megavideo and i would be using... read more
Literally forced myself to finish this... I will start by saying that this is an older show so obviously i don't expect amazing animation or anything, but for the most part fights are pretty much the same thing. They recycle a lot of battle animation and its kind of just the gundams taking on waves of other generic mobile suits. I think that the part that annoyed me the most was that they were coming out with a new model literally every three episodes. I mean it just got ridiculous that they could build such vastly superior gundams to what they had been doing in what seems like no... read more