Friday, December 26, 2008

Yozakura Quartet (Ended): Unnecessary Troubles

It's an interesting little story with interesting settings and character, though there are some obvious flaws: The second half of the story, are mostly caused by the indecisiveness of one guy. That, by itself is not a problem. However, when it came down to resolving the final conflict, there was no obvious reason why he would have acted differently, he just did. Essentially, you know from the beginning how the whole story is going to end because it's a story follows the typical drama happiness curve, and you only watch it unfold to find out why it'll end that way. But when it's all over, you realized they didn't bother to tell you what you want to know, instead, they just jumped to the conclusion that you already know. I really hate that.

It's really hard to get my point through without spoiling the plot, so you'll just have to take my word for it until you actually see it, then you'll know what I'm talking about.

Final scoreboard (out of 5):

Drama: 4 (Dramatic towards the end)
Comedy: 3 (Not its focus, but good enough for what it had)
Action: 4 (Not the best out there, but not bad)
Art/Animation: 4 (Not quite fond of it in the beginning, but I slowly learned to like it)
Sound/Music: 4.5 (Love the music and songs)
Character: 3.75 (Inconsistent)
Plot: 3.8 (Bit inconsistent as well)
Ending: 3.5 (Everybody saw that coming miles away)

Re-watch value: 2 (I don't see why you would want to)

Overall (not average): 3.5 ~ Missing Some Critical Elements

Recommendation: It's a wild goose chase that ended up where you knew it's going to end up without any explanation on why. If you're really bored, it does have some amusement value. Otherwise, I'd say skip this and spend your time elsewhere.

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