I quite enjoyed Air, it was a bit more confusing than the other big two key works (Kanon and Clannad) but thats probably coz Air got only half the number of eps to explain its inherently more complex storyline. Still, it was very enjoyable, although i felt it was a bit looser than Kanon and Clannad, coz the arcs with Kano and Minagi felt slightly irrelevant except to setup the mysteriousness behind "the girl in the sky". I enjoyed how the series ended, although Haruko's speech at the end felt very cheesy which kinda killed the moment... :(
Air in Summer was a nice extension of the Summer arc, which i felt was really short in the series (only 2 eps) but i guess it wasnt necessary to flesh out these past characters so much, so it was nice to see them more in an Ova. I loved the interactions between the three though, very hilarious, probably more intended humour than was in the actual series.
Air the Movie was average. I watched it coz the series left me wanting more, and i guess it was interesting the Movie gave a different ending, but i just felt that the first half of the movie was wasted setting up very slowly, and then everything is just rushed in the end, and it wasnt as emotional as the series (again, probably can blame the time constraint). Oh, and i heard that the Toei animation would be different, but i couldnt believe all that "fancy" artstyles they put in, like the split screen, the manga-esque stills, and others. I didnt like their art style either, i felt the cuter looking ones in the series was much more soothing on the eyes.
Hmm, now what to watch next....? H2O? True tears? Finish off Kimi ga Nozomu Eien? Or lay off the rom-com-drama-eroge-turned-anime-nakige for a while?
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