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XxZeroeZxX

  • New Jersey, USA
  • Joined Sep 1, 2010
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Act II

I must say that I'm quite nervous posting the first review for Pure Engagement. I'm sure that all of us who watched the first season of Sekirei were really looking forward to this. Pure Engagement does a tremendous job of building the Sekirei franchise. I mean, I really enjoyed the first season of Sekirei, but Pure Engagement has got me addicted. Be forewarned, the Sekirei Project does not end in Pure Engagement (or at least this better not be the end). It seems to me that Sekirei will be a trilogy. This was a little disheartening at first, but where the original Sekirei fell flat, Pure Engagement exceeded expectations. Though the story is not yet over, Pure Engagement is a great series in its own right. For one, there is far more action than in the first season. Secondly, pretty much all the characters become dynamic in this series. Outside of Minato, I didn't really care much for the other characters in the first season. However, Pure Engagement changes that perception for sure. This series is so dynamic as compared to the first season that in retrospect it makes the first season look like no more than exposition. It is that much of a step forward. And in the end, this series takes a moment of tremendous sadness and turns it into a brief moment of light-heartedness. There's your hook and that's as specific as I'm willing to get. Not true brilliance, but none too shabby. All in all, Pure Engagement is a tremendously entertaining series that will get you hooked on Sekirei. Honestly, if the ending were altered as though this were the last act of Sekirei, I may well have rated this in the elite range. That may be exaggerated, as it is 8 out of 10 is what I can give. My personal enjoyment is definitely greater and I would give that extra half a point, but not until a 3rd season is officially announced.

8.5/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
9.5/10 characters
8/10 overall

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Vlykarye says...

Yeah. Who care if anime strays from manga? If all you want is to see the same thing happen again, then go waste your life rereading the manga.

May 21, 2011
XxZeroeZxX says...

@ BrainBlow

Frankly, I don't care. I'm judging the anime, not how well it represents the manga. I understand that bothers some people, but then don't watch the anime...

Nov 15, 2010
BrainBlow says...

It strays from the Manga. Unforgivable.

Nov 15, 2010