Friday, September 17, 2010

[Ended] Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi: Slice of Slice of Life

You might call this a "slice of life" anime, but in my opinion, it's not even a "full slice" of life. They had a chance to make it a bit less "ordinary" by adding some dark twists in the plot that relates to Ryouku's past and build a grant finale by redeeming all the favors in this final fight. But no, that didn't happen. Not only the finale is highly anticlimactic, it also came an episode too early. Come to think of it, though, the entire series is about each individual character's back story, including that "supposed" big plot, is merely the back story of Ryouku.

Final scoreboard:

Drama: 78 (Mediocre at best)
Comedy: 80 (Barely acceptable)
Action: 80 (Nothing special)
Art/Animation: 80 (Typical)
Sound/Music: 83 (At least May'n sing the opening theme song)
Character: 82 (Good depth, but really nothing exceptional)
Plot: 77 (Barely any)
Ending: 72 (Highly anticlimactic)

Re-watch value: 10 (Don't even think it worth watching the first time)

Overall: 78 - Less than Mediocre

Recommendation: No. That's the recommendation. Even if you have too much time to spare, do something else, you don't need to waste your time on this.


yoekix said...

i expected much from this but it was a downer i guess. The ending isn't really an ending, to me i would say only to watch this if you are really bored ...

The Evil Cat said...

well, I wasn't expecting much from it since the beginning. But I did wish they have expanded upon the part with Ryouku's past.