Sunday, October 5, 2008

Himitsu Top Secret (Ended): Oh Boy

In general, I'm not a big fan of detective animes. They don't offend me like Mecha animes do, they just usually don't interest me. Himitsu Top Secret is quite a different kind of detective anime. The concept is quite unique, and instead of making it a "hard scifi" story, they made it into a rather "soft scifi" story, which in general, much more acceptable to me.

Because it's a detecive show, measurement of how well written the twists are comes into play while trying to rate it. In the case of Himitsu Top Secret, I wouldn't call it brilliant, but there are at least enough twists to be interesting.

Final scoreboard (out of 5):

Drama: 4.5 (Good amount of that)
Comedy: N/A
Action: 3 (Some pretty cheesy ones...)
Art/Animation: 4 (Not exactly the type I like, but I've grown to like them)
Sound/Music: 4 (Good theme song and score)
Character: 4 (Pretty good depth)
Plot: 4 (There are some interesting cases)
Ending: 3.5 (Feels like somewhat being cheated...)

Re-watch value: 2 (Most detective animes aren't meant to be rewatched)

Overall (not average): 4.1 ~ Unique and Interesting

Recommendation: As a detective show, it's quite good; as a drama, it may fall slighly short because its plot isn't tight enough. However, I think it's enough to creep up onto the last spot of the "must watch" list.

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