Dec 19, 2013 to Sep 26, 2014
6 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
5.141 (scored by 953 users)
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Synopsis"Double Circle" means the community which evolves infinitely by the energy and ICT in the smart community project.
People who live in Kawasaki become a hero, and beat an enemy who steals near from the time-stopped world to the evolving town Kawasaki.
(Source: Official website)
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Anyways, let me get started with this review! To be honest I haven't watched an ONA before so I figured that Double Circle would be my first. I was coming in with all of these high hopes and I realize now that was a big mistake.
The first episode introduces the "colour-coded" individuals and gives some background to the story. Asagi (Gray hair), Emu (Green), Nanoha (Yellow), Akane (Red) & Tama (Purple) are all part of the "Smart Community Project" in which they aim to improve/evolve technology and make it more accessible.
I gave the story a 4 because of just how incredibly random it is. How it can go from school, to planning a surprise party, to fighting a sludgy black "thing" that steals the energy from everything it touches called Niirobi, to changing into super-powered mecha suits and still grab your attention is beyond me.
The one fight scene dragged onto the second episode and then it ended abruptly. Just no.
The next thing that I'd like to say is that the characters literally have no personality at all but if I had to say that they did, they're pretty generic: Asagi - Likes to get things done/Mr. Popular?, Nanoha - Geek/Brains of the group, Akane - Boss that runs this s#@!, Emu - Lazy. I purposely left out Tama, as she has an interesting back-story surrounding Niibiro and her homeland (she's an alien).
Action animations such as this that have no story whatsoever completely throw me off. I enjoyed it somewhat because of the art and the mechs but they get old pretty quickly. I'm not interested enough in this to watch every single episode. To put it bluntly it's terrible, not to mention that one episode gets put out every month. If the story was memorable then maybe I'd understand but that's not the case at all.
There are so many better things to watch, I'd say this is a waste of 6 minutes.
"DPR Special Movie" and "Double Circle" are both works made to promote the vision of a certain company or agencies.
For "DPR Special Movie", the short is used to advertise the joint efforts of JAXA and NASA for their GPM/DPR space mission. In the case of "Double Circle", the electronics company Toshiba used this series of shorts to advocate for a technologically-integrated community.
These two short anime depict how technology can positively change the world and benefit society in surprising ways. Also, advanced satellites play a role in these two animated commercials.
Double Circle is practically the spitting image spin off of Gatchaman Crowds with different characters and a seemingly different plot, with the same art, animation, and themes. Both have a high tech community and yes, both have mecha suited main cast. Gatchaman Crowds>Double Circle.
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