Sunday, September 25, 2011

[Ended] Ikoku Meiro no Croisee: Nice and Slow

Many animes, in order for you to like it, you have to allow it to "grow" on you. Ikoku Meiro no Croisee is one of them. I may feel a bit slow and uneventful, but it if you allow it to "grow" on you, you'd start to appreciate the story more and more especially when you get a bit attached to the characters.

The core of the story is about how a girl would deal with culture shock in an age that global travel is not that common yet. In the process, she not only have her own feeling dealt with, she also reached out and helped out those surround her that are facing difficult issues.

The bottom line is, this is one of those "feel good" stories that there's almost nothing but calm water. Even though there are some melancholic moments from time to time, for the most part, the story is designed to make you feel good and happy. There really isn't any of a plot to speak of. But, like I said, if you allow it to grow on you, you'll still like this plotless story.

Final scoreboard:

Drama: 80 (Very calm drama)
Comedy: N/A
Action: N/A
Art/Animation: 88 (Cute)
Sound/Music: 82 (Calming)
Character: 87 (Let it grow on you)
Plot: N/A
Ending: 80 (Somewhat closure)

Re-watch value: 40 (It'll be a drag)

Overall: 84 -  Nice and Slow

Recommendation: If you're in need of a general "feel good" story, this probably provides it, given that you'd allow it grow on you slowly.

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