Monday, October 4, 2010

[Ended] Asobi ni Iku yo: Too much filler, not enough plot

It started off really interesting with all the character build up. Then it just went to s*#t. With about 2 episodes left to go, suddenly, they decide "oh, let's put some plot back into this series with whatever the time we have left".

The story definitely had potential, with interesting characters and somewhat an interesting concept. But instead of trying to build a complex plot around it, they decide to make a series comprised of 80% fillers. Since it's adapted from a book, I wonder whether it's how the author wrote it, or it's just the director of the series decide to turn it into a fan service cash cow instead a bit more meaningful story. Highly disappointing.

Final scoreboard:

Drama: 80 (More girl drama than anything else)
Comedy: 80 (Really not that funny)
Action: 74 (Some are quite lame, others are just mediocre)
Art/Animation: 80 (Cute, only because it's designed by Houden Eizou)
Sound/Music: 80 (Nothing special)
Character: 72 (Very shallow)
Plot: 70 (Less than 20% of the series...)
Ending: 80 (It wraps up alright)

Re-watch value: 30 (Once is more than enough)

Overall: 75 - Highly Disappointing

Recommendation: My opinion is, don't waste your time on it. Even if you have too much time to spend, they could be better used else where.

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