Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Sisters of Wellber 2: (Ended) War and Peace

After two (technically three) long journeys, story of princess Rita and her girlfriend is finally over. While I wouldn't criticize overall quality of the series, there are so many little things that are just too "fantasy", like people in medieval setting naturally know how to pilot an air plane. Grant it, it is a "fantasy" story, so I don't have big problem about things being "fantasized".

The plot, well, I have mixed feelings about it. While they didn't chicken out on playing out the tragedy, the effect of the tragedy, was overshadowed by the later near perfect ending. (It is a bit strange to say that, because normally it's the other way around. Maybe I should say the tragedy is over-shined by the later perfected ending.) I mean, the effect of the tragedy just didn't last nearly long enough. The thing is, it should have been a big deal, but somehow they didn't make a big deal out of it. I am not very happy about that. If I were the writer, I'd attach a much heavier ending than this. But again, I LOVE tragedies, and most people wouldn't be able to stand it.

Final Scoreboard (of 5):

Drama: 3.5 (Acceptable)
Comedy: N/A
Action: 3.5 (Good and bad)
Art/Animation: 3.5 (Ok, I guess)
Sound/Music: 3.5 (One very important thing, they didn't play out proper music for the tragedy)
Character: 4 (Characters do have depth)
Plot: 3.75 (Relatively speaking, much better than first one)
Ending: 3.75 (They did play out one tragedy)
Re-watch value: 2 (No reason to watch it again)

Overall (not average): 3.5 ~ Slightly better than I thought

Recommendation: If they combine the two series, shink them down to about 15~16 episodes, it's probably an ok series. As it is right now, there are just too much fillers. My recommendation would be watch it if you are out of stuff to watch.

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