Sunday, June 20, 2010

[Ended] Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou: Explosive

Fighting the God, or even the "Meta-God" isn't really a new concept. Right off my head, I can remember similar concept was used in Utawarerumono and Tears to Tiara. The difference, is that Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou didn't really spent much time in setting up the environment, it just jumped right into the action. There are up sides and down sides about that. The up side is that doing so significantly sped up the plot movement and there's almost no dull moment at all from the start to finish where Utawarerumono and Tears to Tiara requires some patience just to get by the painstakingly long background introduction. The downside, is the fact not enough proper explanation about the background setting causes quite some confusion. It's especially apparent towards the end where it feels like they're just rushing to wrap up the story and there are so many things has left unexplained. But again, I think despite all these shorting comings, this is a very well made anime, with a very explosive feel to it, especially towards the end.

Final scoreboard:

Drama: 88 (Interesting)
Comedy: 90 (Some are quite brilliant)
Action: 91 (Great)
Art/Animation: 88 (Censorship...)
Sound/Music: 85 (Didn't leave much impression)
Character: 85 (Shallow but interesting)
Plot: 88 (Little confusing, but mostly good)
Ending: 83 (Could have seen that coming)

Re-watch value: 60 (Don't really think you need to...)

Overall: 88 - Action filled

I wouldn't put this one down as a "must watch" anime, but I'd put it near if not on the top of your secondary watch list. I think it worth 4 hours of your free time.

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