Sunday, December 16, 2007

Denno Coil: Best of 2007

Finally, the last piece of the puzzle fell into its place, the picture is complete. The whole picture itself is so much different then the one I perceived by looking at the individual puzzle pieces that I did not see it coming at all. The plot line of clouds itself intentionally so that you don't see the real picture until the very end. Maybe I was caught by its deception, or maybe I'm just not smart enough to see it, either way, the ending did somewhat surprised me.

After finishing the whole series, you'll realize that it has been placing anchors ever since the first episode. Slowly, you noticed them, but, you weren't able to place all of them into its proper place, until the last two episode - everything, I mean everything, including the episodes looked like fillers, comes together and completes the final picture. It's one of the best plot development I've ever seen.

Drama: 5 (As dramatic as it could get)
Comedy: 5 (Some wicked humor, perfect placement)
Action: 5 (A lot more action than you'd expect from a computer scifi series)
Art/Animation: 5 (I didn't quite like it to begin with, but grew out of it)
Sound/Music: 5 (You don't really notice it, but it is used many places to create atmosphere)
Character: 5 (Very very well developed characters)
Plot: 5+ (One of the best I've seen)

Re-watch value: 4 (You might want to go through it again to catch the details you missed first time through)

Overall (not average): 5+ More than Perfect

Recommendation: This would be my #1 recommendation of the year. You need to watch it.

I thought nothing could be able to surpass Baccano! for the overall Best of the year, I was wrong: after seen the end of Denno Coil, in my opinion, it beats Baccano! hands down, therefore, Denno Coil replaces Baccano! to become the:

Richard's Pick: Best Anime of 2007

and not to forget, it also holds:

Richard's Pick: Best SciFi of 2007

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