Sunday, December 28, 2008

Nodame Cantabile Paris (Ended): Same Greatness

I wouldn't say this second series' greatness surpasses the first one, but it's at least at the similar level as the first one. Early on in the series, I was a bit disappointed because I just didn't feel it has the similar touch as the previous one had. However, as the story progress, it slowly transformed into something equally great.

What's even better, at the end of last episode, it announced that there will be a new series of Nodame Cantabile coming in Fall 2009. Even without the announcement, I can tell from the plot, there is no way this is the end of it. But that announcement just made it so much more pleasant while wrapping up the story.

Without a doubt, this is the

Best Short Season Comedy/Drama Anime of 2008

The reason I put it as Comedy/Drama is that comedy is actually a byproduct. Drama is what this anime focuses on, it merely presented it self in a comedic way. But nevertheless, it is still good at both, thus it's a comedy/drama.

Final scoreboard (out of 5):

Drama: 4 (That's the real focus)
Comedy: 4.5 (Great)
Action: N/A
Art/Animation: 4 (Not my favorite, but I learned to like it)
Sound/Music: 5 (Grrrrrrreat)
Character: 4.75 (Very interesting ones)
Plot: 4 (Short, but still good)
Ending: 4 (somewhat of a closure)

Re-watch value: 3.5 (Some scenes are still funny to watch again)

Overall (not average): 4.5 ~ Continue on with the greatness

Recommendation: For those who hasn't seen the first series, you're really missing out a lot. If you have seen the first series, you wouldn't want to miss out on this one either. It's one of the best comedy/drama I've ever seen.

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