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Oblithian

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Wangan Midnight

Jul 6, 2022

I was told to watch it, people kept refencing it and I was confused as to why. So I did. (I have an S30). The only value I gained was understanding the reference.

This isn't Initial D, this isn't The Fast & The Furious, this isn't Speed Racer. It's like a battle anime in race form (and not a great one), like if you took all the substance out of Initial D. 

Maybe you will get more out of it than I, but the story basically doesn't exist, the characters are barely explored, they don't have particularly thorough interactions or well developed relationships. Character growth is... going fast?

Animation is pretty average for the period, as is the sound. I don't put any weight in those categories unless.it substantially impairs the entertainment value.

I would love a good automotive anime, but this is sadly not worth the time.  If they re-made it they could probably improve it, but it would be very different... perhaps with a better motive.

1.5/10 story
4/10 animation
5/10 sound
3.5/10 characters
4/10 overall
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