Friday, March 29, 2013

Robotic;Notes: Another Global Conspiracy

I have to say, if there weren't the other big three (Psycho-Pass, Shinsekai Yori, Zetsuen no Tempest), this could well be one of the top three anime of the season (October 2012 that is, since all of them are long seasons). But when you put Robotic;Notes against those three, its "power" level drops significantly.

For the most part, Robotic;Notes formatted almost exactly like Steins;Gate (duh!) where some innocent scientific experiment accidentally dragged out a global conspiracy. Compare to Steins;Gate however, the connection point of all related events are a lot weaker, meaning there need for a lot more "coincidences" to occur at the right time at the right place, where as Steins;Gate's chain of events connects a lot tighter and very few such asserted plot point. 

The most unreasonable (and blatantly placed) convenience factor, is the existence of the magnetic monopole. I mean, seriously, it's like, "hey guys, we need something to make this plot work, let's just literally make something fall off the sky here". I honestly can't appreciate this kind of plot construction.

Final Scoreboard:

Drama: 89 (Light to heavy)
Comedy: 84 (So so)
Action: 82 (Robot and computer games)
Art/Animation: 87 (Typical)
Sound/Music: 85 (So so)
Character: 90 (Unique individuals)
Plot: 88 (Global conspiracy)
Ending: 85 (Typical)

Re-watch value: 60 - May still be interesting, but not necessary

Overall: 87 - Conspiracy-ish

Recommendation: A global conspiracy, very much like how Steins;Gate, except somewhat inferior. Nevertheless, it's a good anime.

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