Sunday, January 8, 2012

[Ended] Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere: From Nonsens to Amazing

It's funny how when you're bombarded with nonsense, at some point, they all just start to make sense. This is especially true for this anime. I don't quite remember at what point, my thoughts for this anime went from "this idiotic nonsense" to "that's amazingly interesting". It actually reminds me very much of Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo, which is one of the best "WTF" anime I've ever seen.

To understand and appreciate this anime, I think you need to first wipe your mind clean of anything that you know of from our reality, because almost every single commonly known term are twisted and re-assigned to mean something else. Personally I found it very amusing. So as long as you know what you should expect and what you should do with everything piece of information the anime is giving you, (which is to take it at its face value) you too will find this series very amusing. In fact, I found it so amusing that I was glad when I found out at the end of the series a second season is already at work.

Final scoreboard:

Drama: 88 (Mostly nonsense)
Comedy: 89 (Pretty amusing)
Action: 87 (Kind of hard to understand, but interesting)
Art/Animation: 81 (Big boobs to huge boobs)
Sound/Music: 84 (Not bad)
Character: 88 (Lots)
Plot: 86 (Making sense out of nonsense)
Ending: 89 (Dramatic)

Re-watch value: 80 (Now I'd like to re-watch so I have better understanding of earlier parts)

Overall: 90 - More amusing that I though

Recommendation: If you can throw away all your common sense and fill your head with the terms they've defined in the story, it's quite an interesting story to watch. Otherwise you'd probably think it's just a bunch of random stuff that don't make sense what so ever. It all depends on what you can comprehend. With that note, I will award this one

2011 WTF of the Year


Anonymous said...

whats the name of the anime?

The Evil Cat said...

It's called "Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere"