Friday, April 8, 2011

[Ended] Hourou Musuko: That's...just...weird

Compare to Fractale, this is a much worthy anime for earning a slot in Noitamina program. Even though I'm not fond of this gender swapping stories like this at all, the story is so extremely intriguing, I just can't help but to keep wanting more.

Like I said in my last post, one of the biggest "specialty" of this anime is the ability to serve up a huge dose of brain fuck with a completely normal setting in a completely casual manner. If anime like Star Driver or FLCL is like a potent poison that screws up your brain in matters of seconds, Hourou Musuko is like an undetectable slow poison that slowly eats your brain away until it's in a fucked up state.

Aside from that, the story is just completely unpredictable, yet still makes perfect logical sense, if you can put yourself into the proper mentality. I've been hit by so many curve balls throughout the series I might as well hang my jaw open while watching it. This is definitely one of the most intriguing anime I've seen in a while.

One complain I have against this series is the fact everybody is drawn almost identical. I had a very difficult time in identifying who is who and often have to jump back and forth between episodes just to figure out who the person is.

Final Scoreboard:

Drama: 90 (Weird)
Comedy: N/A
Action: N/A
Art/Animation: 90 (Not bad)
Sound/Music: 89 (I like the music)
Character: 95 (Unique, very unique)
Plot:94 (Curve ball)
Ending: 92 (Resolution and new beginning)

Re-watch value: 60 - Still intriguing

Overall: 90 - Extremely Weird yet Intriguing

Recommendation: Like I said last time, I don't think this is something that everybody could enjoy. But nevertheless, you should give it a try. You need to keep an open mind, and expect the unexpected. In fact, I'm going to go ahead hand it:

Weirdest Anime of the Season

for January 2011 anime season.

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