Sunday, October 12, 2008

Blassreiter (Ended): Again?

The year of 2008 is filled with anticlimactic endings: Rental Magica, Crystal Blaze, Nabari no Ou, Nijuu Mensou no Musume, and many more. Now, Blassreiter decided that it too will follow the same pattern everybody is going for: An Anticlimactic Ending!

When you know there will be a super boss fight in the end of a series, you tend to expect a lot out of it. But if it doesn't deliver, you get very disappointed. In the case of Blassreiter, there IS a boss fight that delivered close enough to the expectation. The problem, is how that final boss fight ended. It just doesn't quite fit there.

Putting the ending aside, Blassreiter does have a impressive death tolls. Though I still think it'll be more interesting if the story had ended "the other" way (you know, the more evil way :-), nevertheless, it's a somewhat entertaining hack and slash action series. I mean you ought to lower the standards for the story when it's an action series, right?

Final scoreboard (out of 5):

Drama: 4 (Good amount for an action series)
Comedy: N/A
Action: 4 (All over the place)
Art/Animation: 3.75 (Pretty good usage of 3DCG)
Sound/Music: 3.75 (I do like some of their theme musics)
Character: 4 (Good depth, though most don't live long enough to matter)
Plot: 3.5 (Pretty good twists)
Ending: 2 (Anticlimactic)

Re-watch value: 2 (Once is probably good enough)

Overall (not average): 4 ~OK for an action series

Recommendation: I'm not a big fan of action series unless there's a good story that comes with it. In thise case, the story actually is good enough I'd recommend to put this on your secondary watch list; Or, if you're an action hack and slash fan, you'd probably just put this on the top of your queue.

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