today marks the closure to the Kiznaiver series. The animation, story, ambiance, character dev and voice acting are all high marks. It was a wonderful blend as an anime and deserves a once over, I also love the opening, such a great song choice.
I'll go into depth on the grading period but I won't spoil anything, you'll have to view it to find out the entire story.
The story is very interesting and dramatic, I like how they keep the viewer in the dark only using subtle queues to keep the story more mysterious. At first it's a big confusing mess as you wonder what the flashbacks foreshadow, it becomes clear very quickly but leaves the motive blurry and intangible for a majority of the episodes. The story progresses as the main characters persue their feelings for one another in a strange enviornment they were placed. This series also has a very juicy love triangle.
the animation is very smooth and well animated, the flow is nice and almost no still shots, i.e. Singing, karaoke scenes we're the animators don't put a lot of energy to it. The ambiance i.e. Music, background etc was very well done. Nothing gets louder than the characters voices as they talk very softly through out the entire anime, Especially the main protagonist.
Character development was thought out and spectacular, emphasizing the main protagonist but you see all the other mains develope quite nicely especially towards each other. Some of the scenarios they're placed in seem rather precarious but it flows with the anime graciously. Voice acting also gets high marks, I would say close to 5 out of 5 for their use of actual children sounding voice cast.
overall 5 stars for the whole anime but to be nit picky it would be more like 4.8 out of 5.
Please watch the anime to get a sense of the story yourself as I left all the details out lol. I only gave my perception of the series as a whole, and I am quite satisfied with watching it and I feel you would be too. Thanks for reading this review.
written by Ginseku
Honestly, this is probably one of the most intellectual anime in history. It delves deep into controversial philosophy and the psyche of humans as a whole. To sum the show up in a few sentences would do it no justice. Really. Just watch it. It's on par with evangelion in terms of the psychological aspects and the plot is just great. For a "slice of life" anime that doesnt fall into the sports/comedy/romance niche, it's cream of the crop.
This anime has been a cure for my soul, and pure joy for my eyes.
The artist has put so many references to Hayao Miyazaki that I don't even know where to begin with (Miyazaki's fans will surely spot them all).
About the story : it may seem at first like a bright colored, light peaced, and funny adventure. But don't be fooled, this anime will in fact make your heart burst with extreme sadness and joy, force your brain to reflect about auto-inducted slavery or the simple joys of life, and teach your soul something new for sure.
By the way don't expect 11 episodes of sweet talks, 'cause you will be encountering lots of action, blood and dilemma moments.
Last thing I'll say is that you probably won't be able to stop yourself from caring for the main characters, since they all are (especially the female ones) so genuine, bright and joyful that you will just find yourself in love with them and not even knowing when it happened.
So get your stuff together and prepare for a wonderful and colorful advencture :)