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  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Joined Dec 22, 2011
  • 32 / M

Venus Versus Virus

Aug 28, 2012

Ok, that was just pointless. This anime has no reason of existing other than frustrating you with the crap it has in it.
Take the most blunt action story you can think of. Some monsters plague humanity, some super chicks fighting them. Add overblown drama, shojo-ai subtext, magic eyes, some artifact that can destroy the world. Presto, you have a story. Now all you need is the talent to make something good from all this cheese… Oh-oh; Huston we have a problem.

Just from the hype before the series even aired you could see how this would be just a generic show. Everybody was saying “It has lolis and yuri” and not “It has a good story and interesting characters.” Boy, what a thrill to expect the series to air. And guess what, the yuri part DOES NOT EXIST! HAHAHA YOU HAVE BEEN TROLLED! Now you need to suffer by paying attention to the story and the characters but too bad you won’t get anything good. The people who made this were a bunch of amateurs, the story lacks substance, the plot is boring, the action is terrible and the heroines are lost in the sea of genericness.

So ok, we have a magic eye that was done much better and bolder in D.Grey Man, and people who can see ghosts and fight them with a girl whose name is very similar to Rukia and another girl whose inner dark self comes out in times of need. Bleach anyone? The story is nothing but a bad patchwork of many established tropes and plays out predictably and boring from the very start and all the way to the ending. Oh, and the ending is disappointing in the least.

Not even the production values help to keep you interesting for long, as the animation is really poor in overall. Ok, the girls look cute. They are also stock material with zero innovation in their development. The soundtrack is also forgettable tunes and nihilistic voice acting that lacks passion. The battles and the so-called mystery are predictable if you have seen a few shonen shows so all the attempts to make it mysterious with various lampshades and flashbacks is again nothing but poor attempts at dramatization.

I find nothing else to write about this show because it is so blunt it hardly has anything worth writing about. Not recommended to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Pretend it doesn’t even exist.

3/10 story
6/10 animation
5/10 sound
3/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

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