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Re: Hamatora

Dec 1, 2014

Haiiii~ (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ ♥

This review is a continuation of my Hamatora review, this anime is a sequel to that show, so before checking out Re: Hamatora, make sure to watch Hamatora.

Also, this review might contain some minor spoilers for season 1, so if you haven't seen season 1, yet plan to watch it, I wouldn't suggest reading this review.

Sooo here we are again, since I said I'll watch season 2, I guess I should write a review as well.

Just to start off, I'm very surprised by Re: Hamatora. There are some things I was expecting and some things I didn't expect. Let's start off with the~

STORY

So the story is same old. Group of people working as a secret organization. And season 1 ended with a cliffhanger which gets sorted out on ep1-ep2 so don't worry about that. 

The story in season 2 is much better than season 1. It has it's depth. It's unusually well developed and explained, which kinda surprised me since Hamatora has been 90% of WHET and 10% of okay I get this.

In conclusion. The story is well done and developed, all of the unanswered questions from S1 were answered, however the show ends with new mysteries. So the last 2-3 episodes were a rollercoaster. You might want to pay attention if you want to understand it all. Lots of things happening quickly (doesn't feel rushed though). Even though the ending is pretty much an apsolute end, I still feel like the whole story is unfinished. So basically they could start ab ovo.

To end the story section, the last minute of episode 12 should not exist. I deny it's existance. It's stupid. People die when they're killed.

Therefore 7/10

ANIMATION

Hmm. So what I have to say about animation. Honestly, it's better than in season 1 (different studio). The animation is good, BUT it's missing some of the aspects that original Hamatora had. Such as the animation style when they activate their powers (I noted this on my first review). They completely changed it, and I liked the old trippy minimum animation better.

However people are drawn better, environment is better, motion was better in season 1 though. For some reason the animation is better in last 6 episode than in first 6. Don't know if it's just me, but last episodes seem much more well done.

So yeah I'm gonna give it an 8/10. Some things are better, some things are worse.

 

SOUND

I have nothing against the sound. Music is... there. Voice acting is alright. Sound effects are good.  I have nothing against it, yet it's nothing special. 8/10

 

CHARACTERS

Here we go.

So to be completely honest, if there wasn't a season 2, most of the characters would be pointless. There are plenty of backstories and secondary characters are involved more. Which is good.

I love Hajime, she's my favorite. Murasaki still annoys me (I still like his character design though). Art suddenly became a weirdo, it all makes sense but I still hate him and his actions. Honey and Three are even more likeable now. That cafe owner doesn't blend coffee for 12 episodes, which is a progress. There's many backstories, and THAT was necessary.

There are many new characters I like. Ishigami is my favorite out of new ones. He reminds me of a friend of mine. He's kind of a Hitler 2.0 but yeah. Then there's that guy who looks like an accident and twitches through the whole show. Bit weird. But yeah....

There's something that's missing. It would be perfect if a new member joined their organization. On ep1 there was this guy who could manipulate light, and I was SURE he's a new member but in the end he's just a side character. So yeah, bit disappointed.

There's improvement and I like that. 6/10

 

OVERALL

If you take these 24 episodes in total, Hamatora + Re: Hamatora aren't bad. It has a moderate/semi-interesting story, lots of twists and rollercoasting in season 2. A well done animation + sound. And likeable characters that unfortunately lack depth (some, f.e. wtf is Koneko...)

In conclusion, I don't regret watching this show (both season 1 & 2). It's entertaining and a decent time killer. It's one of those shows that don't really stand out, but are pretty fun to watch. I liked Re: Hamatora more than Hamatora.

 

Phew. And that's it! This time I tried to be more focused and less -takatakaimwritingareviewherpderp- kind of... you know. People who read more than 2 of my reviews probably know haha.

Anyways, thanks for reading my review. I had fun watching this show in kind of a short time (I usually take my time)

Rate if you found this review helpful, funny, or just like it. I have more anime reviews so check them out if you want!

Thanks and have a nice day ^^

7/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

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