Monday, July 6, 2009

[Ended] Natsu no Arashi: Not What I thought

I have to say I'm somewhat disappointed about what Natsu no Arashi turned out to be. Early on, it seems to be a School Rumble style comedy. But then, it started to introduce a plot that is almost too serious to fit. Technically, it would still be considered as a dark comedy. But I would have liked it a little better if it has introduced itself that way, or, less wacky.

Drama: 81 (Dark Comedy)
Comedy: 90 (Depends on how you look at it)
Action: 85 (For the little it had)
Art/Animation: 90 (The art is quite nice)
Sound/Music/Voice: 90 (Interesting BGM and theme song)
Character: 83 (Variety and depth, but not very good in either)
Plot: 85 (False early impression)
Ending: 90 (The major problem did get resolved)

Re-watch value: 60 (Mediocre plot, mediocre comedy, really not worth second time through)

Overall: 87 ~ A good start turned into something mediocre

Recommendation: This is one of those animes I would recommend to be placed somewhere on the bottom half of your to-watch list: if you have enough time to burn through the top half, this would be a good starter for the bottom half; otherwise, I really don't think you're missing that much.

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