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Oct 22, 2009 1:04 PM

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Excellent anime Exciting and lovely story
Jan 17, 2010 3:38 AM

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So, anyone else that has a feeling that the story ends on a very ominous day (giving this anime a potentially very bittersweet ending)? Wouldn't had rated this as high as I did unless I had noticed this little twist.
Jan 26, 2010 1:37 PM

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The way I saw it the only reason the ending was bittersweet was because the ending sucked. No epic Karasu vs Noein. Karasu ends up vanishing...

Noein dies because Yuu didn't acknowledge him? WFT!
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Feb 8, 2010 9:22 PM

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hillster said:
So, anyone else that has a feeling that the story ends on a very ominous day (giving this anime a potentially very bittersweet ending)? Wouldn't had rated this as high as I did unless I had noticed this little twist.

Its true though I also noticed it was a different season as from the memory, and although all future of parallel dimensions is 'approximate' Haruka should remember what is bound to happen and somehow prevent it?

regardless, fantastic show. :)
May 19, 2010 1:53 AM

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err no Karasu, Tobi, and Atori all of them goes back to there own dimension La'Cryma thats how i see it and thats how i choose there future and im posting in here to established that recognition of there existence lol

the future have endless possibilities/choices for us to recognized or choose from

very good anime i cant believe quantum mechanics can have a very good storyline
Jun 2, 2010 11:09 PM

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great anime and epic last episode :)

Jul 17, 2010 2:45 PM

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subemotion said:
hillster said:
So, anyone else that has a feeling that the story ends on a very ominous day (giving this anime a potentially very bittersweet ending)? Wouldn't had rated this as high as I did unless I had noticed this little twist.

Its true though I also noticed it was a different season as from the memory, and although all future of parallel dimensions is 'approximate' Haruka should remember what is bound to happen and somehow prevent it?

regardless, fantastic show. :)

it is not bound to happen because it only happened in one of the futures. Noein's past might or might not be the path that they're going through.
Jul 27, 2010 9:35 PM

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Why did Atori have to die? ;__;

Overall a good animu, but I felt there was just something missing. :|
Aug 2, 2010 10:45 PM

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betsuni78 said:

Its true though I also noticed it was a different season as from the memory, and although all future of parallel dimensions is 'approximate' Haruka should remember what is bound to happen and somehow prevent it?

regardless, fantastic show. :)
Haruka observed her own death so she will die. This is explained in ep. 12.

For example: the timewarping telephone. Haruka's mother and father both heard her voice on the phone. Since the future cannot affect the past, Haruka had to answer the phone both times and say exactly those words. You could say that even though Haruka's mother and father observed this, it may have been from another timeline. If this were true, then that seperate timeline would be affecting the past. Therefore, both the called and the calling must take place on all timelines even though events surrounding it can change.

The only reasons La'cryma and Shangri-la could affect the past was because they were illusory timelines artificially created in order to lead to a convergence.
Sep 25, 2010 9:02 AM

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This is a very good anime indeed... but in my opinion, i think the ending was a bit too rush... hurmmmm =.=
Oct 15, 2010 12:31 PM

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shootdatpancake said:
This is a very good anime indeed... but in my opinion, i think the ending was a bit too rush... hurmmmm =.=

It did feel a tiny bit rushed, but it was still quite epic.

Although the twist was "bittersweet" as someone else said, I thought it was pretty impressive how the directors paid attention to so many little details...

Really enjoyed watching this. :) Confusing at times, and I didn't get a lot of the physics explanations, but it was still a fun ride~ I liked the ending~~
Nov 17, 2010 12:48 AM

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Noein's a very good anime! Absolutely worth watching again :D
Jan 8, 2011 3:40 PM

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It's been rather intensive series, 9/10

Only few OVA/special eps wouldn't hurt just to show their life after Yuu's return from Tokyo or which future they chose :)
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Jul 22, 2011 12:27 AM

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i feel very bad for yuu. haruka clearly like karasu, not the yuu she knows. yuu just kinda lives with that fact that he's just a substitute for karasu.

very weak ending imo
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Dec 21, 2011 1:08 AM

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Noein is very close to being a masterpiece. I think I might review this thing if I can spare some time in the future.
Feb 3, 2012 8:21 AM

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I thought it was ok, but the anime itself has many flaws. mainly in the time lines and lack of explanation of Kara and others also left me confused.
but in the end it was an 7/10 for the story.
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Feb 28, 2012 3:33 PM

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Probably the best thing I've ever seen in my entire life ._.
May 28, 2012 7:05 PM

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Very good series until the end.
But I really wished I could have seenthe scene of the future Haruka talking to phone to the present Haruka... :S
And I kind of feel bad for Yuu, Haruka seems to be more attracted to Karasu than himself. Well, it's a bit weird, Karasu is Yuu but Yuu isn't really Karasu to me.
Jun 23, 2012 9:22 PM
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They should of kissed, tsh.

Oh well, this series was alright with me although not masterpiece level.
Jun 25, 2012 9:19 PM

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10/10 for me, masterpiece and so well worth watching
ending probably needed a bit more thought though, the setup was nice for it but the ending itself was rushed
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Jul 5, 2012 10:07 PM

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Although the animation was mediocre, I really enjoyed the anime. 8.5/10

The ending though not rushed felt incomplete. We never find out what happens to Atori, future Ai/Lily, Toby, and other characters I'm too lazy to mention. I get that this was more story oriented than romance oriented but Yuu never even gets to first base with Haruka. I'm dying for an final episode showing them in 7 years.
Aug 12, 2012 12:48 AM

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great anime and fascinating history
Nov 26, 2012 9:46 PM

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Great anime.9/10(just needed more atori and karasu vs noein in end).
Can't believe most of the people don't even know and prefer Steins gate over this.
Feb 13, 2013 9:58 PM

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I gave this 5/10 because there was so much missing in the end.
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Mar 19, 2013 9:40 AM

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Interesting way how they've finished this anime! I do got mixed feelings on the way they combined the slice of life part and the sci fi part... as the way I found it there was a huge gap of interest between both...

In global a lovely anime nice concept and a nice ending! For me it could have been better but in general it was quite lovely! 7/10
Aug 15, 2013 12:55 AM

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This anime is great, can't believe it took me so long to finally watch this. The story was great, all the characters were likeable and the animation was great. Granted the fight scenes were too sloppy for my test. The soundtrack was great all around. All in all, i'll give this anime a 9.5. Wouldhave given this a 10 if it had a good ending that didn't felt rushed. I sure wished they had taken the steins gate route and made an epilogue ova.

I gave it a .5 because of the bloopers.

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Oct 17, 2013 2:28 AM

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Wonderful end to the show. I thought at first the anime itself was boring with all the usual plot and characters but as i progress the episodes, i began to be hooked by it. Atori was badass with both being villainous and heroic at the same time.
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Nov 9, 2013 10:48 PM

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Fantastic series, i loved how much detail and attention went to all the little details, this is deifnetly worth a second watch sometime down the line

I really enjoyed the characters, the future guys more than anyone, especially atori, i didnt expect to love that guy so much from how he acted in the start.

It was kind of sad to technically see karasu and the rest of the future guys all die but they were merging with the dimension of the main characters so they wont experience all the hardships from waring against noein so its not all sad.

It was a smart(albeit confusing as fuck) series but its well thought out, interesting, and satisfying, I give it a very strong 9

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Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

Dec 6, 2013 8:00 PM

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I'm really not sure what to think about this... I loved the drama and cross dimensional aspects of the series but the action/art style was WAY too over the top for my taste plus the ending left a lot to be desired.

I can't shake the feeling that Yuu kind of got screwed over as Haruka was in love with Karasu not him.

The only thing I know for certain is that I have to get that OST, I loved all of the piano pieces.
Mar 24, 2014 8:15 PM

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Worst anime qi.
NTR Tipico the guy in the future that can not salval your girl back to the past to steal the girl from MC.
Regrettably slutty Haruka falls for a guy from the future, I noticed all the anime she has no feelings for Yu so by that monster of the future
Mar 29, 2014 10:46 PM

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Ugh...The ending isn't that bad, but there are too many plot threads being left open. The idea of this anime is great and I love sci fi elements, but the execution made it mediocre. Overall 7/10.
Apr 4, 2015 5:59 AM

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I'm giving this last episode 6/10 and the anime 7,5/10

I really want to give this anime a higher score, but I can't help but shake the feeling off that there was so much more potential with the story than they had shown.

The ending was dissapointing. I am not really an open ending person but I dont complain quickly either. However, this anime left me very critical. I still have so many questions.

What I loved about this anime:
- great atmosphere, kind of dark story for a group of kids
- usage of some serious scientific theories
- lots of twists
- character development
- unique drawing style (had to get used to it at first but it gives the anime an unique twist)
- battle animation (the sketchlines during some fights really reminded me of the TTGL animation)
- great ost (I also really loved the anime opening, it's easily one of my favorite openings)
- strong/likable female main character (sounds a bit contradicting as she screamed for Karasu/Yuu quite often, but at least she also tried to fight for them as well)

What I disliked about this anime:
- too many open plotlines
- lacking background stories (despite they fleshed out the characters, I would have loved to see more about La'Cryma, Atori's world (is he from another planet or what?), Tobi's world, Kosagi & Miho could definitely use some more background story
- too much 'Haruka!!' 'Karasuuu!'' ''Harukaaa!!'' ''Karasuuuu!!!''' or is it just me?
- too little focus on Yuu's jealousy (even though he got a lot of screen time, I do feel the writers have neglected him. all of a sudden in the ending he seemed to finally accept Karasu which I think is weird)
- I knew Noein was Karasu/Yuu right from the start as they used the same voice actor...

Also: who the hell were those other knight guys?! some of them barely got any coverage.. there was one guy who joined Atori and Tobi, we barely saw anything of him. why introduce him into the story anyway then? I don't even remember his effing name. also for that matter: who were those guys sitting at that table in La'Cryma? leaders no doubt. could have used some more story here.

I also really would have loved to see more La'Cryma and how their future could have looked like, or the past, for that matter. And as crazy as it might sound as we saw a lot of other dimensions, I would have loved to see the other future outcomes as well. And who is that old dude? Yuu as well? Why did they stop at that village in Shangri-La when the old dude warned Haruka that she should have a goal in mind (and not stop in the village, if I remember correctly).

I know not everything has to be explained but the ending left me kind of frustrated.
Modified by Respectican, Apr 4, 2015 6:05 AM
May 11, 2015 12:26 AM

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This story is a classic case of John Wheeler's quantum mechanics, applied in one of its infinite possibilities. My only real gripe is that the author asserts Primacy of Consciousness over Primacy of Existence here, by the concept that people/places/dimensions only exist when there are observers to stabilize their existence in a particular dimension.

I must say that the first few episodes had me wondering if this was a waste of time. I only stumbled into this because of research on Eufonius' music, and saw an album cover with Haruka's picture on it. The rest is history. By episode 15, I realized this was some heavy scientific exploration going on. The portrayal of the visuals of many dimensions was effective in the medium of anime. And it did not go unnoticed, the fantastic 3D camera moves around Haruka's house that still looked like drawings and not CG. The technique is approaching perfection.

Some things remain unclear to me, such as where did Atori come from and why wasn't there a childhood existence of him in Haruka's timeline. Of course the elephant in the room is why do Lacry'ma's dimensional characters all have super powers? It's a strange twist of reality.

The characters were all over the place.. Haruka reminds me of Dora the Explorer (those eyes) and that maniacal scientist looked like a character out of Space Cruiser Yamato. There were a lot of strange-looking characters.

This is a series that needs multiple views to start to integrate all the puzzle pieces. It's a lot to ingest in one pass.
Sep 19, 2015 7:16 AM

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It's a mystery to me why haven't I watched it earlier, where was my mind until now?

Overall I loved the story, soundtrack, animation and most characters (Yuu was really annoying for the biggest part of the series but oh well). The ending could have been better (maybe 2 more episodes would have done the trick), but I'll live with that as well, as other things compensate for that.

I gave it 9/10 for the detailed story with few lacks and it gets bonus points as the action takes place in Hakodate, Hokkaido where I will study for one year and I thought it was a great coincidence and opportunity to see Hakodate in such a wonderful anime just couple of days before going to Japan! :)
Sep 19, 2015 6:05 PM

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I wonder why I've been delaying watching this moving perfect anime for so long? Yeah I agree that the place where events took part in has a special charm- remote place that is far away and full of science and its own atmosphere in everything, which reflects local people unique way of thinking and their hearts.Poor Atori((( Still have no regrets watching this!
Nov 6, 2015 6:20 PM

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Yuu refuses to become Noein, meaning Noein loses his basis to exist. Not sure what the deal is with those horse things... they seemed to all be Yuu from other dimensions.

Score remains 7/10 (good). I really like this kind of sci-fi, but it could have been much better with a more aggressive/mature style.

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