Tuesday, July 7, 2009

[Ended] Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo: Making Sense out of Nonsense

Sora Kake Girl is one phenomenal anime. It is so not because of its art work, nor is it because of its plot. It is phenomenal because this is a story that everything single building block comes with a huge "WTF?!" attached to it. From the beginning to the end, almost everything happened is random, ridiculous, and absurd. Yet, in the end, they just seem to mysteriously make sense.

I usually judge anime by its story, art, and character. But Sora Kake Girl is something that cannot be quantified using conventional measure. It is something completely different, something that can't be expressed in words, something you have to see yourself to understand what it's like.

If you do decide to watch this, you have to first learn to not get hung up on the absurdness you encounter. Just accept what you see, it'll eventually make sense to you. If you can't, you're probably better off not wasting your time on this because not being able to let going something absurd could ruin the enjoyment of this anime completely.

Final scoreboard:

Drama: 98 (Totally out there...)
Comedy: 95 (Got me rolling on floor laughing)
Action: 90 (Got some quite nice action scene)
Art/Animation: 90 (High quality animation)
Sound/Music: 90 (Not bad)
Character: 96 (Depth and variety)
Plot: 97 (Making sense out of nonsense, that's just brilliant)
Ending: 95 (Grand finale is presented)

Re-watch value: -- (Too hard to tell)

Overall: 95 - Incredible

I thought about taking the Most Unique Anime of 2009 title from Ristorante Paradiso and grand it to Sora Kake Girl. But then I thought this is far beyond being just unique, the only title would be fitting for this anime is:

Weirdest Anime of 2009
Recommendation: If you like to see something amazing in a very unconventional way, this ought to be THE anime to watch.

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