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Good day, comrades, I'm pleased to meet your eyes pionted on my review.
There is a small chance that you're interested in watching Saint October series, isn't there?
Well, jokes aside, be prepared in a various ways. Saint October has no mercy to your brains, daytime, way of life and relatives. It just comes and transforms yourself into another human being.
Trying to approach Saint October for the first time, I've dropped it undoubtely after the 3rd episode. As you can see, I was not prepaired. Few years later followed my second attempt - finished with a 10th mark for Saint October. Recipe: just get your brain ready, please. Watch Shugo Chara or Nurce Witch Komugi or smth of that genre (Galaxy Angel is fine too!). Be ready to say farewell to your concepts, ideas, stereotypes, change your mind and watch other selves of our Universe.
Well, let's finally get serious and write the review, maggots! As for me, Saint October is a mahou shoujo anime, filled with dirty and perverted transformations (they don't seem perverted, they're designed to be!), silly evil heroes and even more foolish and careless protagonist girls. I'd like to highlight the most outstanding feature of the series - they are not just full of trash, they emit trash energy waves every episode. Here we can observe an unpredictable course of the plot, the inexplicable scenes ("how could they even imagine to draw this?" - forget about your "why did they do it"), uncommon character solutions and so on.
[b] Story. [/b]
Well, just get along with the idea that you're not watching romance, philisophy or fighting series (orly?). Here we have trash mahou shoujo, nothing less and nothing more, latter is because you can't make it better. The plot is rather surprising, provided with some unpredictable turns, and gradually revealling further info about the characters involved. A set of stereotipes are gathered and intentionally made laugh of - great decision and execution of the idea. The setting itself is rather interesting - a great evil company trying to eliminate a boy and several girls. Try watching episode one.
Here we face an array of questions.
Why are they kidnapping children to find only distinct one? Why not observing before stealing? Because it is trash.
Why the great company can't use any of the real weapons? Killers, army, police? Because it really is trash!
What are those powers? Why are they dressed like that? What's happening here?? Yep, you know the answer. Just stay calm and watch.
Then why is that falsehood, unlikely story marked 10? Cause it is likely to be found attractive and exciting. Forget about noticing nonsence - producers are not imbeciles, they are making it on intention. That is for your laughs. Furthermore, this collective foolishness of the citizens doesn't develop into unbalance - since our protagonists tend to make silly steps, our none too clever evil heroes look rather similar.
Speaking about art, it is made rather simple during the main course, but sometimes (and rather frequent, to the authors' honour!) it changes into fascinating and stunning scenes (oh, what am I writing!). Well, there are some spectacular visual effects, especially with moving objects, or with the dynamic camera. All of them add to the trash radiance, so let them be.
The surroundings seem to be neatly and precisely made too. People, walking along the streets, moving cars, carefully drawn scenery.
Oh, right, let's get to the point of interest. Lolis are loliconic, yep. With anatomic details. And that transformation scenes! That Scenes!!
Music and songs are not of the amusing or catchy ones. Nonetheless, you wouldn't find them awful. Background sounds could be ranked as high-quality, since they have a good timing (also no lack of them could be noticed on the spot) and don't seem to interrupt the course of the events.
The highlight sounds are voices. They fit characters, and provide the feeling of voice actresses really doing their job neatly and with love. Well done!
Don't find it necessary to introduce every character on its own. I'll better try to make a general review.
The characters are bright and distinctive. Lots of them appear to be something more than originally expected. Some characters are slightly evolving, but in general you won't find it great psichological series (oh, man, I'm lying again!).
To make it clear, let's point out - characters are really bright! Each has its own hobby, appearence, foolishness,... even array of face expressions! You'll be screenshooting them, I bet! Not to ommit evil charas - they're something too!
10/10, definetely. If you appreciate trash. Predicting the next scene or the entire plot gets boring? Well, Saint October is for you. Looking for lolis fighting with rocket launchers, claymores, devil devices? Saint October is at your disposal again. Among my animelist, these series are getting the most trash, chaotic, entropic and unpredictable award for sure. Lolicon aspect is of best quality too.
As you can see, I'm far from being adequate, since I've really liked this anime and therefore lack any objectiveness. As for me, it is a ten of all tens of ten. Just try it!
Thanks for reading! Hope you won't find this review disgraceful, - you've been warned to train your brains and perception on Shugo Chara before Saint October. More than that, please have a nice days watching Saint october!
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