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  • Joined Nov 25, 2012
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The Perfect Insider

Dec 20, 2015

What I Liked: The slow pacing made for a slow-burn kind of series. The grounded character designs. Good voice acting all round, with competent attempts at English from Yasayuki Kase and Yuuko Kaida. The amazing soundtrack. The OP, from the music itself to the choreography. The ED in its entirety. The set designs, and with them the claustrophobic atmosphere of the Magata Lab. The elements of computer science used within the show.

What I Didn't: Dr. Magata seemed less like a character and more like a vehicle for pseudo-philosophical nonsense. Lack of exploration of Magata's DID. The constant philosophical discussions, especially in the first few episodes, may deter some viewers. The slow pacing made the series feel longer than it should've. Incest, because why? The ending felt a little fumbled.

Final Veridict: The Perfect Insider positions itself as foremost a philosophical think-piece and as a complex closed-room murder-mystery second - which unfortunately lets the show down in many ways. It's all dressed up in a stylish package, though, with a brilliant soundtrack and dark atmosphere, but the slow pacing and ultra abundance of navel-gazing will deter some viewers. 

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
7/10 overall

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