Wednesday, April 6, 2011

[Ended] Infinite Stratos: What?

I waited, and waited, and waited, till the very end, still nobody answered the foremost important question of all: why would anybody be interested in such expensive technology when all they use it for is the Ultimate Mecha Fighting Champion game?! On top of that, for what reason only females could operate IS?

There are just far too many questions in this story that doesn't logically make sense. Their answer? Oh, there is this magical "black box" thingy IS runs on and nobody know how it works. Personally, if I were the president of a country and someone pitches to sale me some magnificent technology like this but refuse to release any information on how it works, I'd shut my door and tell them to f*ck off.

Then there's that cryptic dream encounter of Ichika, could anybody make any sense out of that? I would like to know. Because it literally feels like they need 5 minutes of the show to be filled along with an excuse to send the girls out so he could come back in a convenient time to be a hero.

As I see it, IS is a chaotic cluster of ideas the author wants to make a story out of, but couldn't find a way to make the required setting to make sense. So, instead of trying harder, he simply hide them all in this is supposed "black box" that nobody know how IS really works, and completely avoided answering the question why IS is the hottest thing since sliced bread.

Take away the mysterious "black box" unexplained IS technology, IS in its core, is nothing more than a steadily speed harem building process, averages about two episode per concubine. Pretty much all the dramas are generated by either concubines fighting the man, or concubines fighting each other for the man.

Final Scoreboard:

Drama: 78 (Harem drama)
Comedy: 80 (Gets me laughing from time to time)
Action: 80 (Unexplained mecha power)
Art/Animation: 84 (Got some pretty art)
Sound/Music: 83 (Not bad)
Character: 74 (Nothing but harem)
Plot:60 (Too many unexplained)
Ending: 70 (That's jut dumb)

Re-watch value: 0 - Nope, nope, nope

Overall: 71

Recommendation: I can go on and on about what's wrong with this series, but that's just total wast of my time. I wish I had dropped it long time ago, it's 5 hours of my life I'll never get back.

1 comment:

yoekix said...

This is indeed a total waste of time. I was hoping to get the team together in 3 eps and from there to get a enemy to fight against. but this was too disappointing.