Wednesday, April 8, 2009

[Ended] Viper's Creed: Do and Undo

I liked this anime for many reasons, one of them being that important characters die in the story. However, after seeing the grant finale of the story, I realized that's just an illusion. Many things that happened in the anime got undone in the end. Although it's doesn't piss me off as much as those deus ex machina that we see all too often, I'm still a bit disgruntled about it. But I wouldn't burn the in my review for that.

Being only a short series, they spent significant amount of time to build each individual characters that was significant to the plot. They literally used half of the series just showing each viper team members' background story. In my opinion, character building is never a bad thing, though it is a bit excessive in this case.

The story certainly has depth, but it wasn't difficult at all to figure out what's going on along the way. For an action anime that is expected to be hack and slash only, this is superb.

Drama: 85 (Good amount of that)
Comedy: N/A
Action: 90 (Got some good ones in there)
Art/Animation: 80 (Ok, I guess...)
Sound/Music: 80 (Not bad)
Character: 85 (Almost too much)
Plot: 85 (Interesting twits)
Ending: 80 (Mostly preditcable )

Re-watch value: 50 (Action flicks usually don't hold up well here...)

Overall (not average): 88 ~ Action with plot

Award: Action-Drama Anime of the Season for January 2009 Season

Recommendation: This is one that I'd say is worth watching for this season. Though I would call it top notch just yet, I think it's well worth your time.

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