Tuesday, April 7, 2009

[Ended] Shikabane Hime Kuro: Unfinished Business

As this series progress, some stuff that in my opinion are quite retarded (such as the weapons of choice for monks' shikabane hime are uzis and sub-machine gun) has become less and less noticeable. Even with the sub-standard voice acting and semi-cheesy fight scenes, I can't seem to dislike this anime anymore. As the backstories of each major character are revealed, I grew more and more attached to them. It is basically a story built on top of a group of unfortunate people with regretable past. That, in my opinion is the best type of materials to build dramas of any kind.

I really can't say much about the story without spoiling the plot. But what I could tell you is that they didn't bother to end it. It is somewhat a stop point as they finished revealing the backstories for the main characters, but the story as a whole has been left wide open.

Drama: 80 (Ups and downs)
Comedy: N/A
Action: 75 (Some are ok, but some are just plain cheesy)
Art/Animation: 80 (Typical)
Sound/Music/Voice: 75 (Bad voice acting)
Character: 80 (Well developed, but there are holes)
Plot: 80 (Got some plot twists)
Ending: 70 (That's not an ending...)

Re-watch value: 30 (Don't really need to)

Overall (not average): 77 ~ Not bad, not great either

Recommendation: Even with somewhat nicely crafted plot to compensate the bad voice acting and somewhat cheesy action scenes, my opinion towards this anime is still neutral to negative. If you really don't have anything better to watch, then this is an ok one just to run off some of your free time. Otherwise, I wouldn't waste time on it.

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