Tuesday, April 8, 2008

True Tears: (Ended) Slow Start, Slow End

Normally, a story which has a slow start tend to build up momentum speed throughout the series. True Tears is a bit strange though: It has a slow start and slow end, the middle part seemed to have a slightly faster pace then either end.

The story itself, is interesting enough, if you can put up with the slow developing plots. The thing is that nobody except one character like to talk throughout the series. You have a whole bunch of characters, running around not talking to each other, and things are happening the way it did because nobody is talking to others. I guess at some point they're trying to show that sometimes, a little talking would prevent big problems.

The ending, I saw that coming long time ago. Actually, I take that back, I didn't see it coming, but I was hoping it to end that way. Normally, I prefer tragic endings. However, if there is just no way it'll end in tragedies, I'd prefer it end in the way I'm hoping to end.

Final Scoreboard (of 5):

Drama: 4 (Slow, but there's definitely drama)
Comedy: N/A
Action: N/A
Art/Animation: 4 (Something I like about its style that I can't quite get a grasp on)
Sound/Music: 3.5 (Not much lasting impression)
Character: 4 (Again, slow, but there are quite some character development)
Plot: 4 (There are some unpredictable events along the way)
Ending: 4 (One of my preferred ending)
Re-watch value: 1 (I don't think anybody want to suffer the slowness again)

Overall (not average): 3.8 ~ Only if they could figure out a way to speed it up, it'd be much better...

Recommendation: Overall, it's a decent anime. However, for those who couldn't stand slow animes, this is definitely not for you. Only watch it if you can tolerate slow developing plots.

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