Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bokurano: Life goes on

One by one, children chosen by fate had fought and died in a battle to save the earth. From the beginning, I knew that there were't going to be any survivors in the end. What did surprise me is the complexity and focus of the story itself. What seemed to be a simple fight to save the earth story is more than its face value. With multiple hidden plot line and a story of every character in play, this anime is rather heavy in its moral content. It actually is a reflection of current soceity and its problems. Lots of people may not like it just because of that.

Drama: 5 out of 5 (Very very heavy drama elements)
Comedy: N/A
Action: 3 out of 5 (The robot fighting scene is almost cheesy)
Art/Animation: 3 out of 5 (I'm not particular fond of this type of art, and it also lack of constrast)
Sound/Music: 3 out of 5 (Good openning theme song, score didn't quite leave me much impression)
Character: 5 out of 5 (Very very very rich in characters, especially there is a in depth view of each character's life)
Plot: 4 out of 5 (Although the ending is predictable from the beginning, the hidden plot really caught me by surprise)
Re-watch value: 2 out of 5 (It's a be too slow to watch it all over again)

Overall (not average): 4 out of 5

Recomendation: Really depends on what is acceptable to you. You have to willing to spend the time to watch each character develop, evolve, at the same time try to understand the character's life. There are people that just couldn't put up with it. If you are that type of people, don't bother. Otherwise, you might just like the series.

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