Monday, July 4, 2011

[Ended] Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko: Series of Random Strange Events...and Legs

What this story did really well, is that it managed to thoroughly confused me about what's real and what's people's imagination in this story. But I think that's exactly what they're trying to do. It starts off with quite a far-fetched claim, then slowly presents evidences to overthrow the claim. But then, just as when you thought the case is made, it throws a piece of evidence in the opposite direction. If this is a civil court case, the case is probably already won overwhelmingly. But if it were a murder case, the opposing evidence is probably enough to create a hang jury situation.

Also, since I haven't read the manga, I can't tell exactly where it came from, but I have to say either the manga artist or the art director of this anime has a leg fetish--there are just leg shots after leg shots. I don't really have a problem with it, it's just seems a bit excessive in my opinion.

The story is mostly interesting and enjoyable, but, keep in mind, this story is exactly described as the subtitle I gave to it: A series of random strange events. So don't expect something big and amazing, it's more of a casual light story than anything else.

Oh, yeah, one thing worth mention is that both the opening and ending theme songs are quite unique and catchy. It's probably one of the animes from this season with the best theme songs.

Quick word about ending, while it did come to somewhat of a climax, I felt it didn't quite have a big enough "bang" to make it feel like the an final episode.

Final scoreboard:

Drama: 87 (Weird)
Comedy: 88 (Interesting)
Action: N/A
Art/Animation: 84 (Legs!!!)
Sound/Music: 92 (Love both theme songs)
Character: 87 (Strange)
Plot: 90 (Unpredictable)
Ending: 81 (Good, but should be better)

Re-watch value: 80 (Might still be interesting)

Overall: 89 - Strange but interesting

Recommendation: While I wouldn't call it a must watch,
this is definitely one of series from this season that is worth your while.

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