Wednesday, September 30, 2009

[Ended] Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~: Unexplained

Is it just me or so many animes finishing this month has unexplained ending events?! I was fine with how they ended this series up till the point the carriage rolled by. What the hell happened?! I hate ending like that, especially when it's obvious that it is highly unlikely to build a sequel upon that.

While the ending is a bit irritating, overall, I think it's quite an interesting story. Although certain part of the story is just too far-fetched to be true, the story as a whole kept itself in a semi-believable realm. Because certain part of the story is just too slow moving, you would need some patience to be able to stay with its pace.

Oh, one more thing, I don't think certain person in this series couldn't have grown that much in only two years.

Final scoreboard:

Drama: 91 (All over the place)
Comedy: N/A
Action: 82 (There are good ones, there are cheesy ones)
Art/Animation: 90 (Very nice)
Sound/Music: 88 (Nice BGM)
Character: 85 (Depth, but somewhat unrealistic)
Plot: 88 (Interesting)
Ending: 71 (Unexplained)

Re-watch value: 60 (Too slow to watch all over again)

Overall: 89 - I wish they had explained the ending...

Recommendation: Aside from the unexplained ending, slightly far-fetched human ability, this is a relatively good series. So if the above two flaws don't bother you much, you ought to give this one a try.

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