Thursday, January 1, 2009

Telepathy Girl Ran (Ended): Strong Start, Weak Finish

It's never a good sign when I feel like a finishing up a task when an anime ends. Telepathy Girl Ran had a relatively strong start and mid-season follow-up. But somehow, they managed to arrange what I consider the "weaker" sub stories towards the end, which really has gotten me sick and tired of it. The finale, just feels like a forcefully attached part that is there only to please the tree huggers. It was very disappointing.

Final scoreboard (out of 5):

Drama: 3.5 (Here and there..)
Comedy: 3 (Not that great)
Action: 3 (Kind of lame)
Art/Animation: 3.5 (Nothing special)
Sound/Music: 3.75 (Wasn't bad, but wasn't that great either)
Character: 4 (There are some interesting characters)
Plot: 3.5 (Mixture of good and bad)
Ending: 2 (Weak)

Re-watch value: 1 (detective animes usually don't have much re-watch value...)

Overall (not average): 3 ~ In the green, only barely

Recommendation: I have to admit that my disgruntlement towards the ending has affected my ability to judge the anime itself in an objective manner. But if I have to give an advise, it would be "don't waste your time on it, I wish I didn't".

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