Sunday, February 13, 2011

Letter Bee Reverse: The Art of Anticlimax

Currently finished: Episode 17

Whoever directed this really has some talent, the talent of making things anticlimactic, that is. Aside from keeping the pace of the story extremely slow, they somehow managed to make some parts that supposed to be exciting completely anticlimactic. Whatever they did, somehow managed to always suppresses any and all excitement. When you feel like certain part of the story you're supposed to get excited about, somehow you just can't.

On the other hand, however, I'm not saying this anime is bad in any way--as anticlimactic as they had made it to be, it is still surprisingly interesting. Although I think it has more to do with the story itself than the directing or screenwriting.

On top of that, I think it had suffered the exact same problem as To Aru Majutsu no Index did where there are too many offshoots need to be in place before the main plot starts to roll, and instead of having an extra long series, they decided to make two full seasons with first one being all the offshoots that would be eventually used later in the main story. It's hard to say whether this is a good approach because a incoherent first series could lead to a bad overall impression for the story which eventually hurts the later one. But at the moment, I don't think it's of much concern here because it seems this series so far had received pretty high rating.

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