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Mar 29, 2008 12:25 AM

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Weeyak said:
I liked the beginning where it showed the stories of others more then the main story but it was still pretty good. 8/10
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The series is pretty good and although I thought the first part of the series was more interesting than the fumi-mika story (even tho that is the main storyline :) )
I was hoping for something more Kino's Journey, a.k.a. different persons each episode. But overall, I was very satisfied with this anime. Rarely does a good dark psychological anime such as this come along, so I can add it to my favs alongside Kino no Tabi and Serial Experiments Lain. Ep 1&2 were the best, imo. But ep 10 is an anime episode I'll never forget.
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Mar 29, 2008 1:57 AM

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it was a good ending! :3 i really enjoy the show i'm seriously going to miss it! :D
 
Mar 29, 2008 3:21 AM

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Meh ending to a decent show; Series started off great (I loved the first three episodes, and then 7-8, but most of the others were average for me) but I began to lose interest towards the end. Also needed more Kirameki shenanigans.
 
Mar 29, 2008 2:04 PM

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Def a solid series. The ending was decent but not great
 
Mar 29, 2008 3:10 PM

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Static said:
For me it just didnt get a 10 because they didnt solve Natsuka x Kaname and Fumi and Mika at the end was kinda empty or incomplete.

Well there are more reasons but those 2 are the main ones.
This is the downfall of having a short season. Because they only had 12 episodes to make things work they either had to make a half ass attempt at closing the issue, or let the issue open and let the viewer take a guess at how it solved just by some visual clues.

 
Mar 29, 2008 6:11 PM

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I would've rathered they stuck with the episodic nature of the first half of the series rather than delving deeper into the whole Fumika story and straying away from how people delt with receiving a shigofumi.

All in all though a good series. 8/10
 
Mar 30, 2008 9:06 AM

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9/10

9 just for seeing Fumika and Mika crying and holding hands. Not really, I really enjoyed the show. I didn't like Fumika at first and the last episode changed that. I like Fumika now.

That said, I want another season.
 
Mar 30, 2008 10:21 AM

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Nice ending, there were a bunch of unanswered questions but my guess it's to pave the way for the possibility of a 2nd season. Though even if not, it's nice to have have some room for free interpretation.

As for the series altogether, it really stood out. There were a couple of so-so eps, but I thought they more than made up with the really great ones. The thing it striked me most about this series was how fresh ot was, specially in how much it reflected Japans current cutural situation. I'm really not an expert in this but even I could recognise a good deal of those and acknowledge them for their boldness. The fact that they had to censor 3(?) eps shows a bit of what they had to go through.
 
Mar 30, 2008 12:45 PM

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I think this was a decent series. I wasn't really into it at first anyway. Some episodes did capture me and I really liked Mika. I didn't really like the last set of episodes though. Sure it had revealed some of the mysteries of the past but at the same time it didn't really move me. I'm just glad Fumi and Mika can live on and that everyone else was getting along well. Since I do use 5 as the "average" rating for a show, I will give this one a 6/10 for being above average but not drawing me completely into their world or the characters.

If we got 80% or higher let me know! :)
 
Mar 30, 2008 4:58 PM

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An alright ending to this arc, but am I the only who was curious to why there are Shigofumi carriers (in that case Shigofumi) in the first place? Why are there laws regarding it, why did she become, what was the point of Chiaki's meddling, how do you become a Shigofumi carrier? None of these are answered or even thought about. That kind of pissed me off.

Really? Because I specifically remember the answers to all those questions (except for why there are Shigofumi's and the laws regarding it) appearing in the show.

Anyways, this was a great ending. It was totally adorable in the end ;3.

This was nice and all, but i was initially dissapointed with the way they've gone about this. I was expecting this to be like Shinigami no Ballad, with simply several arcs of Fumika and Kanaka going around delivering Shigofumi's, and perhaps 1 episode to review over Fumika's past of how she became a postal worker for Shigofumi in the first place < being what I wanted in Shinigami no Ballad, and what i got in the perfect Kino's Travels.

But meh, they decided to actually make a plot with this as Fumika the main focus. Anyways i still enjoyed it overall. 9/10
 
Mar 31, 2008 5:32 PM

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Nice ending. Despite its episodic nature, I found most of them to be touching. 9/10 from me.
 
Mar 31, 2008 6:02 PM

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Siing said:
maxcherry715 said:
An alright ending to this arc, but am I the only who was curious to why there are Shigofumi carriers (in that case Shigofumi) in the first place? Why are there laws regarding it, why did she become, what was the point of Chiaki's meddling, how do you become a Shigofumi carrier? None of these are answered or even thought about. That kind of pissed me off.

Really? Because I specifically remember the answers to all those questions (except for why there are Shigofumi's and the laws regarding it) appearing in the show.


All right, then let me rephrase. They answered why Mika became a Shigofumi carrier, her motives for it, but that doesn't explain how and why she was able to become one. Also, my question on Chiaki's meddling does not refer to why she would want because thats obvious, but what it did. Was Mika able to appear because she helped, did I miss that (if thats the case then I must rewatch), or was she just trying to find a way and then didn't need to do it in the end. And my questions about Shigofumi carriers in general still stand.
 
Mar 31, 2008 7:53 PM

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very suprised and happy with the ending
 
Mar 31, 2008 11:16 PM

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The ending was not tottally solid for me. As others have stated, there were a few unresolved things going on, and some of it seemed kind of rushed unless there will be a season two. All, in all, I liked the series though!
 
Apr 1, 2008 7:03 AM

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Pretty mediocre ending.. I think a sad ending would have fit in better. I had many teary moments throughout the show but not a single sniff during the last episode.. pretty lame in my eyes..
The whole series was really nice though..
8/10

 
Apr 2, 2008 11:26 AM

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Dislike the ending, i thought i am gonna see some tragedies ( at least to get season 2 going) but... sigh, Overall 9/10 ---> 8/10 for not the best ending.


Same here!

When Mika and Fumika suddenly started to cry it felt somehow odd and unintentionally funny for me. ;)

But overall a great and unique series. Especially episode 10 had such an emotional impact, that I have to give it above 8. For a 10 the end is a bit too disappointing. So:

9/10 --> Must Buy!
 
Apr 2, 2008 11:49 AM

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When Mika and Fumika suddenly started to cry it felt somehow odd and unintentionally funny for me. ;)


It seemed pretty intentional to me.... XD
 
Apr 4, 2008 5:45 PM

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Great start to the series but this episode was the lowest point, completely missing the mark. Fumika's story didn't need telling. I was far more interested in the supporting cast from the start. Disappointment.

 
Apr 4, 2008 6:22 PM

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i liked the ending
so happy that they both
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lived
 
Apr 5, 2008 8:16 PM

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I don't really like this ending. Overall this series was great though... 9/10. =D
 
Apr 6, 2008 12:37 PM

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Amasing episode... Very unexpected ending, but I still liked it :)

10/10 (overall)
 
Apr 9, 2008 8:41 PM

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Very unexpected ending - I guess I have to rewatch certain scenes to get what just happened - !
 
Apr 12, 2008 2:39 PM

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Decent ending to a great series. 9/10
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Apr 14, 2008 6:50 PM

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Hmm...this should have been at least 22 episodes to properly convey the story of the letter carriers and close the FuMika story in a (in my opinion) non-rushed way.

I would have much rather had more stories on letter delivering, which would reveal facts about the organization, THEN the FuMika conclusion spanned over more episodes. In my opinion, it could have been told better in more than 12 episodes.

8/10, if a second season gets confirmed I'll forgive it and raise it to a 9.
 
Apr 26, 2008 6:20 PM

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Loved it, want a 2nd season of course. Some things feel left untouched.
 
Jun 1, 2008 8:23 PM

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i have to agree, it ended quite nicely.
loved the Fumi and Mika arguement.

i'm gonna miss this series.

it's a 9 for me. XD

 
Jun 10, 2008 3:12 PM

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9/10
Mika <3
 
Jun 21, 2008 4:12 PM

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This episode just took a massive dump on any goodwill the previous 11 episodes had earned with me. Lousy writing, almost proud in its mediocrity.

Only good thing to come out of this anime was the soundtrack.
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Sep 30, 2008 4:47 PM

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this anime ended weird but good.think she deserve from 1 to 10 at least 9.^^
 
Nov 24, 2008 7:07 PM

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gave it an 8, was originally going to give it a 9, but this whole arc didnt really satisfy me, could have been made better.

thank god for a happy ending :3
mika banzai! fight was moe >w<

 
Nov 25, 2008 4:43 AM

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Dunno what the heck happened after that gunshot, did she shoot fumika?

Anyway EPISODE 13 IS OUT!!!

gonna watch it soon cause i'm still downloading it.
 
Nov 25, 2008 4:54 AM

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Dogfather-PuA said:
Dunno what the heck happened after that gunshot, did she shoot fumika?

Anyway EPISODE 13 IS OUT!!!

gonna watch it soon cause i'm still downloading it.


Episode 13 is out?

I think you're a bit behind the times -_-.
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Nov 25, 2008 5:41 AM

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Aeiou said:
Dogfather-PuA said:
Dunno what the heck happened after that gunshot, did she shoot fumika?

Anyway EPISODE 13 IS OUT!!!

gonna watch it soon cause i'm still downloading it.


Episode 13 is out?

I think you're a bit behind the times -_-.



EPISODE 13 IS AN OVA
 
Jan 2, 2009 9:01 AM

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Loved the ending, it came out pretty decent I'd say.

We get to see her mom (and the cause for Kirameki's sadistic actions towards Fumika, I'd say) and Natsuka got to confess (wonder how it's gonna turn out).

I have mixed feelings about Mika being separated from Fumi in the end but hey, at least Kanaka's not alone. =)
 
Jan 30, 2009 6:06 AM

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Loved the ending, it came out pretty decent I'd say.

We get to see her mom (and the cause for Kirameki's sadistic actions towards Fumika, I'd say)


One of the reasons is the mom's narcissism.

Three more reasons are:
a) the dad's narcissism (including lack of empathy);
b) the dad's lack of proper cultural boundaries(especially relating to nakedness);
c) the dad's vast wealth, which allowed him to get away with considerably more than murder.

I enjoy animes with those characters, though, because they convince me that while I'm a narcissist, at least I'm not as bad as those people.
 
Jun 25, 2009 1:55 AM

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Mika! I loved that argue between Fumi and Mika.
It must've been awful for Fumi to return to school with everyone being like that, seriously, who the hell would stand having people taking pictures and talking about you the first time you go to school for years.
And her mother, what the hell, she was just a sad bitch.
 
Jun 30, 2009 10:49 PM

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It was good but it did feel a little empty.

 
Sep 2, 2009 6:49 AM

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I donno what's wrong with me, but somehow... I found this bland anime to be... a masterpiece of some sort...

I still don't really understand why they cried in the end, but deep down, I know that I am either sad/moved/touched... or some sort, I donno. deep down in there, I'm either happy or am crying...

EDIT: Loved the fight between Mika-chan and Fumi-chan, yelling out what they want to live for... ^_^
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Jan 2, 2010 12:50 AM

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I totally loved this, and I have no complaints to make... other than the strong conclusion that a sequel to this would be a must!
I mean, even after having watched the OVA (episode 13), there was not a resolute ending to the plot. So with this open ended resolution, and all the untapped content available to the series, a sequel is quite foreseeable isn't it? :D
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Apr 26, 2010 8:45 PM

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Nice ending, but who exactly was loli-Fumika? I mean I couldn't have been the mother's daughter, so who...?
 
Apr 28, 2010 6:55 AM

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Loved the ending! ^o^ Heart-warming... Even if dying is so easy to do (a slash on the jugular vein would do), people will always struggle to live rather than to die... That's human nature! Nobody wants to disappear when you haven't done anything yet.. (try making a bucket list, you'll realize you have so much to live for!)

All in all, I rate it as 9/10... I didn't rave about it that much (unlike the other anime I rated as 10)... But I really like the series! And it deserves a praise! ^o^
 
Jul 27, 2010 8:48 PM

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I enjoyed the series and I love the ending...

8/10 for me..:)
 
Feb 4, 2011 4:30 AM

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Not a bad show, but not a great show either. I loved the beginning and it slowly lost it's appeal the longer the series went on. I believe the major plot points later in the series lacked a "climactic" feel to them.

Nevertheless, it is still a good series to pick up and watch as it is interesting. 7.5/10.
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Mar 22, 2011 11:04 AM

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the ending was ok for me. i didn't find it particularly exciting or interesting. and i ddin't feel anything during the confrontation between Fumi and Mika.


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I dunno... I really disliked this episode. It was rather boring and ill-paced (wtf was up with Fumika's mother...?), and it didn't deliver the punch (pun intended) I expected it to.

Overall: I loved the beginning episodes, and even a few with the Mika/Fumi storyline. Somewhere along the way, though, the series lost a bit of its magic for me.


Yeah, I feel the same way. I was hoping the ending was going to be a thrilling, interesting conclusion but it felt so bland. And her mother was beautiful on the outside but had an ugly spirit on the inside, but I think that would have been obvious if Fumi's parents divorced as soon as she was born and she didn't take her daughter with her despite her father having screws loose. What a horrible person she was. I felt like her cameo was pointless. She really didn't have an impact other than that she was beautiful but emotionally ugly and selfish.

Also, her father was just... too ditzy and silly for me to take him seriously enough to cause such abuse. He was like an overgrown child and obsessing over his loss of his wife yet narcissistic about his daughter... and I don't think they played him as a dark enough character for me. Yes, yes, I get that he shot Mika back but she recovered so fast that I didn't even get to think, "Wow, what a bastard." I guess what I'm trying to say is that he didn't feel believable enough for me... he didn't feel realistic. Characters like Chiaki, with her lovey-dovey and sad backstory and then brooding over Mika and all definitely did.

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Hmm...this should have been at least 22 episodes to properly convey the story of the letter carriers and close the FuMika story in a (in my opinion) non-rushed way.

I would have much rather had more stories on letter delivering, which would reveal facts about the organization, THEN the FuMika conclusion spanned over more episodes. In my opinion, it could have been told better in more than 12 episodes.


Also, a lot of my questions kind of feel unanswered. I also think a second season would be good for it, or if they had just expanded it, like you said.

It's a very cool idea, I really liked the whole two personalities thing, I did feel sorry for the two Fumikas for a while but as the story went on I found myself not as connected with them as I hoped I would. Them both crying together was sweet, but I didn't feel for them in that moment. I also liked a lot of the earlier episodes more - the first two and the episode with the kitty, definitely. I kind of feel bad that Fumikas' story kind of fell on the wayside and had a rushed ending. I wanted more from them both. After all, it had been three YEARS since they were able to talk again.

Overall, I guess six or seven out of ten for me, eh... I kind of feel bad, though. I wanted to rate it higher than that.


 
Aug 18, 2011 1:23 PM

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The ending could have been way better. And the scene with Fumi and Mika was not touching at all, and could have been made more dramatic i guess, to capture the moment. Other than that the series i say is worth watching.
 
Sep 1, 2011 4:36 AM

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The ending could have been way better. And the scene with Fumi and Mika was not touching at all, and could have been made more dramatic i guess, to capture the moment. Other than that the series i say is worth watching.


I agree with you there. Umm that's just it. XD
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This is undeniably one of my favorite series and very surprised when I first watched it (:
 
Jul 2, 2012 5:32 PM

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A very solid series that set the bar very high based on the first few episodes. If they maintained that level of tension and drama, this would've been one of the greatest anime of all time. They did a great job of portraying the complex characters of the anime and creating drama without making it melodramatic, but the second half of the series lacked the sense of urgency and insanity of the first half.

8.5/10

A little under a 9/10 level.
 
Jul 9, 2012 1:02 PM

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This show has a lot of interesting little bits. They're all scattered in chunks, and each chunk could probably make for really interesting stories if they were fleshed out. This show turned out to be a lot more interesting than I thought it would be, but at the same time, they're kinda okay as is.

It was kinda like a buffet, where you can sample small bits of a lot of good food, but each sample by itself wasn't enough to satisfy. All together though, it was interesting.
 
Jul 31, 2012 10:41 PM

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Wow, this anime was really good. I'm surprised that both of them got to continue to exist. Fumika's parents are truly horrible. I could just tell Fumika was about to snap there. Nice to see Mika actually having more emotions and expressions this episode. All this time she really did want to live. Considering how depressing this show had been so far with suicide and death, it was nice to see a change of theme. 9/10 for the main series. Can't wait to see the OVA.
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