Sunday, September 30, 2007

Kaze no Stigma: too much foreplay

This is what I call too much wasted time. Though it's important to go in-depth with character development, spending 3~4 episodes on a very minor characters, going all over the place just to try to establish some characters relationships, is just going too far. The majority of the series, almost has nothing to do with the final conflict, and they weren't something that is important for building up to the final climax. In my opinion, almost half of the series is just waste of time. Another thing is, the final conflict is just too unspectacular.

Score card (full score is 5):

Drama: 3 (There are some, but there are also lots of wasted time)
Comedy: 3 (There are some in the right time, but it doesn't seem to be the main course for it)
Action: 4 (Relatively speaking, it's better than some other stuff I've seen lately)
Art/Animation: 4 (One of my preferred art style)
Sound/Music: 3.5 (Nothing stands out)
Character: 4 (Interesting, that's about it)
Plot: 3 (I really don't like its organization)
Re-watch value: 2 (Don't think anybody going to bother to watch it again)

Overall (not average): 3

Recommendation: Probably not going to recommend it unless you have too much free time. It really is a waste of time.

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