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Apr 9, 2011

Only from time to time does one receive the chance to meander across one of the game changers in anime or manga- quite literally in this case. The manga upon which this is based was made by Tezuka, the author of Astroboy and the father of manga and anime. That being said, the artwork may seem "old school" and the story may seem "clichéd," but that is because it is an old series upon which many newer series have drawn from. Anyways, onto the series.

Story: 8/10

The story takes place in a somewhat dystopian future with several political factors moving at once. Although some what would be considered cliché events happen throughout the show, if you remember that this was originally written long before any of these series were around, you can realize just how good the story is without having to worry about originality.

Animation: 7/10

The character designs are, obviously, all based upon  the older artwork styles, but I am personally a fan of this. The art style is a welcome change from most of the current art styles. The movement all seems to be very fluid even within action scenes.

Sound: 7/10

The sound in this title is good, but nothing spectacular. The music fits well at all times.

Characters: 8/10

There is a very wide range of characters throughout this title, many of which are rather interesting. There are no "pre-fit" characters that are quite common in many series these days. Several of the characters develop fairly well, too.

If you are ever in the mood to see where it all started, of feeling a bit of nostalgia, this would be a good watch. I enjoyed the show, and would say it is worth the time.

8/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
7.5/10 overall
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