3 of 13 episodes seen
Story: Read the synopsis. The story itself is original but gives me a somewhat desire to have more. The storyline can actually have the potential to be much much more, but cuts short. At sometimes the emotions in the scenes were pretty powerful which definetly evoked some feelings from me. Like I said, with some really good quality it could have lifted off but doesnt.
The comedy, in my opinion, is just horrendous. I never chuckled or even grinned to the supposed comedic scenes because the humor is just so childish and overused. Example: Our female character Masuzu tortures our male character Eita with a diary he has written from his past (unfortunately in the past this poor sap was dillusional with his retarded gimmick burning fighting fighter so he wrote everything in that characters perspective). The amount of times Masuzu reads out his entries is ridiculous and continues to persist throughout the episodes.
The romance is where this show actually shines. We have a fake couple consisting of anti-love activists which only purpose is to drive away annoying confessions (for the girl of course, Eita is just an intelligent nerd). As indicated from the title, a childhood friend is now involved with the love triangle (will later develop into a love pentagon) and the scenario is actually pretty depressing. The osananajimi (meaning childhood friend if you didnt catch on) is now torn apart because the boy she has spent most of her time with is now with another girl. The only problem with this concept is actually....nothing really. The real problem is that the directing is so bland and uninteresting, it seems like the situation is watered down. The extra 2 characters is simply not necessary but that would destroy the purpose of the harem category of the anime. I personally dislike harems because the amount of time to develop each character is way too short and this generally applies to this show also.
This is going to be around 7.5 out of 10
Art: The animations are mediocre so don't expect intense angles/perspectives to excite your eyes. However I will say the character's design is good and the colors are vibrant. The brightness of the hue actually bothers my eyes, not because of the beauty, but because there are simply no deep tones which is not aesthetically pleasing. The character are drawn nicely and the appeal of each individual sticks out well. I would personally grade this department a 7 out of 10. One more thing should be noted. The ED is absolutely gorgeous and the music is fantastic so if anything check that out. This deserves a 7.5 out of ten.
Sound: Okay. No big surprise. The ED, however, has a great song and the emotional scenes are accompanied well with a sweet background music. 7 out of 10
Characters: Contrary to typical shitty harem animes (like Kono Naka), the characters are entertaining. Like i've stressed earlier the character development is lacking. The final member of the harem joins during episode 7 which only leaves 5 episodes left to develop a good background and a progression for the story at the same time. Aside from this issue the personalities are interesting and have much variety. Oreshura has the popular types of tropes: tsunderes and kuuderes with a nice blend of distinctive attributes. The seiyuu's are good, however i must complain that Masuzu is boring to listen too and Chiwa's seiyuu steals the show. I give this a 7 out of 10
Enjoyment: Yea I can say this was pretty enjoyable. The interactions i see and the situations that are created are somewhat fun to watch. I have to say, that this show is not going to make you become enlightened or suddenly jumpstart emotions. You will not be missing much from deciding to ignore this anime, but I would recommend taking a little peek for romance fans. I say this is 7 out of 10 (could have been 8 out of 10 with some tweaks)
Overall: I don't know what to write here. do whatever you want
2 of 12 episodes seen
Story: Shougo Mikadono is the son of a famous business man that is left with a will which states that he will be the successor of the company also has to marry before graduating highschool. However his long lost sister, who keeps her identity anonymous, states that she will marry him. Of course incest is creepy shit, so Shougo wants to avoid this but the imouto (sister in japanese) will attend his highschool where she will try to make him fall in love with her. Remember he doesn't know who she is which poses a problem
This idea is actually pretty intresting but oh. my. god. it was poorly executed. Now you obviously know that the girls on the cover are part of Shougo's harem which means character development would be quite difficult. But its like the team barely put any effort at all. Based on the 1st episode a girl suddenly shows a romantic interest. Now this probably would send a message to the audience that "hey this girl seems to already have feelings already which makes her suspicious already." But god damn when the 2nd girl was introduced she also SUDDENLY have feelings. Now you can tell that this story was rushed beyond believe, and will continue, because 2 of the 5 girls were introduced where they are in "good" terms with the male without any decent reason. i honestly wouldnt be suprised if all the girls "fall in love in first sight." If thats the case then Shougo is a lucky bastard.
Now that i established that character development is not even present in this anime i'd like to say that the dialogue is just terrible and ive already scene a typical boy-meets-girl cliche. *spoiler alert* The girl with black hair, Tsuruma Konoe, was saved by an incoming truck by Shougo who pushed her out of the way. no wait....THE BUS FUCKING HIT HER. I'm not even kidding folks she was smacked by a truck. Next thing you know the boy runs to ask the girl if shes okay and she didn't even have a bruise....wow hulk mode. *spoiler ends*
I want to quickly top this off by saying that this is a generic harem bullshit. Actually this reminded me of other generic animes such as Fortune Arterial and R-15 and guess what, same director. I also realized he did kissxsis which was actually decent-good but how coincidental is the fact that both animes are related to incest.
Art- Not jaw-dropping but okay. You obviously won't see the insane animation works from Hironori Tanaka or Takashi Hashimoto but the actual art is good
I give it a 7....i give the artists a 10 for having the balls to stick through this project. -respect-
Sound- I'm not even sure how to rate this. everything sounds normal. Now if your talking about the OP and ED, those are just so annoying to listen that i had to skip them. the voice seems typical but the background music for the OP is just a mess. The different sounds aren't even aesthetically place. Its just a messy bunch imo. But in the end its whatever the viewers preference is because music is music.
character: Oh god....Okay let me start by saying you will probably never see any character development but there are distinct personalities with each girl. Shougo is just a failure...excuse me he's just really typical guy who happens to be rich. Now that could be ideal for his situation but when you start to see him talk and move around...you would much rather see him be an asshole or some cocky person where he can be somewhat intresting.
Here's my take on the girls. they are all going to be distinct but ridiculously bland in their category. the tsundere in this story probably blushes by looking at the cloud that Shougo is looking at. Nah I'm kidding but don't expect to see very very good tsunderes like aisaka taiga or louise (both voiced by kugimiya rie i might add)...hell don't expect anything that would make you grow attached to them. oh yea the dialogue is just bad, no intresting conversations whatsoever.
enjoyment: I was actually frustrated and bored. I've read the manga and found it pretty interesting so i was somewhat excited by the anime adaptation of it but boy i was disappointed. With this very bad start to this show it almost seems impossible to bounce back and have a good finish. I gave the story a 6 because it had POTENTIAL...lets just hope the anime can use the interesting plot to their advantage....probably not.
Overall: it is generic, boring, and boring and boring.
In all seriousness its just bad in my opinion but i won't be surprised if other people enjoy it. This doesn't mean that those guys or girls are trees with no sense of taste but i for one already can't stand it. read more
3 of 26 episodes seen
story- wow....if more words are needed to convince you then i shall continue. We have such a thrilling situation where the concept of "survival of the fittest" comes into place with the reward to be god. Although i have only watched 3 episodes at the time of this review i can say that the feeling i had when reading the manga is coming back in a more visual form. The twists and "oh damn" moments are as lively as ever and leaves you wanting more and more (kinda similar to Deadman Wonderland). I suggest this plot for people who want to spice up their anime list and want something new and original to the plate.
art- the art is consistent and has great quality. i can't really say that the art is jaw dropping but its clear, beautiful and fits the atmosphere almost perfectly. this is a typical present day anime quality art basically but with more consistency.
sound- Quality is perfect. There are no akward sounds, and if there is then its nearly impossible to spot. The many situations are accompanied with clear cut sounds and the background music slips in to make the situation more intense or emotional. But to be truthfull all sounds seem to sound the same to me so your taste would most likely be more critical. Also if we are talking about OP and ED then they are great especially the ED imo. unfortunately i am not too familiar with Faylan and Yousei Teikoku. However i have heard them sing in1 or 2 animes i have previously viewed but their impact was not enough for me to remember the name.
character- here we go.
1. Yukiteru Amano is a boy who seems to prefer being a side character. At first he appears to be a typical highschooler excluding the fact his hobby of recording things on his phone. thats just sounds painfully boring. He is a more exciting person then you would expect at first....well he better be because he's the main character. Yuki's thinking is quick and filled with overflowing emotions in pressuring times. This is a really intresting point about him that i think you will also enjoy. BTW when i say overflowing emotions i don't mean it has to seem like he has some disorder or an insane case of ADHD.
Yuno Gasai- YANDERE. by far the most eccentric, bloodthirsty, and intresting character in Mirai Nikki. You will never see another character with Yuno's traits. She has a rather akward and scary crush on Yukiteru which fuels the pychological factor but also puts an new twist in the romance genre. Yes there is some romance but don't expect it to be generic.
-enjoyment- Yes you will enjoy this. I wouldn't recommend this to everyone but if ur looking for a lil adrenaline then go ahead and watch Mirai Nikki because it will not disappoint. I am still suprised that the adaptation is almost perfect but more suprisingly the adaptors captured the feelings in the manga and successfully portrayed it in the anime. I feel as if there is something missing that could push this anime to a ten. perhaps other reviewers would give this anime the ten but its missing that ulimate spark that i haven't seen for a while. regardless its a great series and it is my favorite anime of this season.
Current Overall: 9- Right now its at a nine in my opinion. it, however, can change as the series continues. i hate giving out a rating before the anime ends but thats my true rating for now.
12 of 12 episodes seen
I suggest reading the synopsis before continuing. The story line is very well thought out. Not a single episode was bad or disappointing. It is filled with scenes that makes you grow "attached" to the characters and their relationship with the main character (takuto).
Did i mention it is very funny? the randomosity always made me laugh and i'm sure it will ,at least, make you grin. The romance is lacking a little bit. I can't explain but there isn't enough "moves" to continue the romantic relationship. The fight scenes were also pretty fun to watch. The only akward problem was those strange clay scenes. It doesn't happen anymore after i believe the 3rd or 4th episode.
The art is good. no real big change
sounds are well put. From explosions and other noises, you will not notice nothing strange with the sound.
The characters are just great. Each has a distinguished personality that keeps making the story intresting. I can't start on how I loved each character. an energetic girl, shy girl/expressive, kind and calm girl, and a boy with a caring finesse. You will like the protagonists, and at one point, hate the antagonist.
I enjoyed this so much. I recommend this to anyone that wants a good laugh and a great story!! read more