Monday, January 3, 2011

[Ended] Amagami SS: Good and Bad

Due to the way the anime is made, every time a new arc comes around, it rolls over the memories of the previous arc. So in the end, only the latest arc or two leaves the most impression. That's one reason I'm not too fond of animes with the reset-loop--if people want to play game, people should go play the game. It is quite pointless to literally bring the entire game on TV. On top of that, majority of the arcs feel awkwardly unnatural and incomplete. I wish they had put more thoughts into writing better screenplay.

All in all, while I'm highly critical against this series as a whole, some arcs are actually pretty charming. I just wish they had chosen a different method to present it.

Final scoreboard:

Drama: 81 (Good, bad, and ugly)
Comedy: 80 (Some are, some aren't)
Action: N/A
Art/Animation: 84 (Typical dating sim style)
Sound/Music: 81 (Charming)
Character: 81 (Some are good, others not so)
Plot: N/A
Ending: N/A

Re-watch value: 20 (Unless you want to recall specific arc)

Overall: 80 - B, Barely

Recommendation: There may be people that are fond of this reset-loop
, I sure am not one of them. I think this is literally a lazy way to play the game. If that's really what you want, go for it. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend series.

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