24 of 24 episodes seen
The seasoned viewer alternative: Go rewatch Juuni Kokuki (12 Kingdoms).
This review is aimed STRICTLY at seasoned/mature anime viewers; those of us who have seen it all and are no longer satisfied by the yearly cookie cutter dose of gen pop anime.
If you're new/recent to anime, this isn't the review for you.
Greetings SEASONED ANIME VIEWER!
If you're wondering why it has such a high score... it's because the other animes this season are so sucky they make this look good. This is one of those animes that in a year will be scoring 7.5 at best.
The 8+ score is also justified by the first few episodes where real shit happens. It gives that emotional jolt that unseasoned viewers are still susceptible to.
Then it just turns into a reverse-harem cliché altogether.
You've seen it before. Cookie cutter unexperienced heroine searches for cookie cutter bishounen boys with cookie cutter supernatural powers (poorly explored) with cookie cutter supernatural excuse for boys to be unquestionably atracted to heroine, beyond rhyme or reason.
The only saving grace is that the anime itself is decently executed, has a fair ammount of adventure to it and there's the occasional gritty moment and a bit of character development on the heroine. That's it.
If you came here for something new, interesting, unique, non cliché, you're in the wrong hood. This is a mediocre anime at best.
1 of 1 episodes seen
What you'd expect from a 25 minute story. There's barely any time to create a setting.
You see a boy on a school trip, and that's your lead male. You see a girl of questionable origins and that's your lead female. And of course, a way (no matter how randomly made) for them to meet.
It's probably the most unusual thing about this show. Every single thing (except for some backgrounds and details) is animated with 3D models. Every character (which is kind of cheating the animation process IMO).
This results in some strange facial expressions (mouth especially). And a few weird movements, but only for those with seriously honed observation skills.
The sound was perfectly fit. As for soundtrack. It's just there.
Nothing special. It's a boy meets girl while girl meets world thing. Frequent anime viewers won't see anything new.
It felt better than when described by my words above. If you like romance and don't need much of a reason to see one happen, you won't feel these 25 mins were for naught.
I rate it 7 for the quick fix of romance I occasionally need. Now I can get back to the serious stuff. read more
The main char is a pretty easygoing and simple highschool girl, who gets involved with the vocalist of the hottest rock band in japan.
Though it's a bit annoying that you're always putting up with ppl trying to snatch either her or Sakuya(the vocalist) it's pretty much fun watching them overcome all that stuff and keep it together.
It gives a warm feel and it's a nice romance to slowly enjoy.
6 of 8 chapters read
No plot twists. No character development. The art is pretty good though.
I found myself rushing trough the pages hoping that it whould end soon so I could just move on to the next manga.
It whould probably do good as a general romance/comedy anime, tough...
I don't suggest this manga even if it's just to kill some time. Unless you're a fool for romance, you'll be bored to death.
26 of 26 episodes seen
This anime will touch the heart of anyone who sees it.
Most animes follow a couple of characters rolling around a bunch of places with a bunch of ppl doing the same old school/slice of life stuff every char in this genre of anime does. KAREKANO IS NOT LIKE THAT.
What I like best about this show, is that the story isn't about what and how the characters do, but instead, its about WHAT THEY THINK, FEEL, AND ARE, while they're living their lives. Each character is unique, and most are thoroughly developed. You get deep into their hearts and as INTIMATE as humanly possible with them. The intimacy that you share, knowing what they feel in depth, takes you much closer to them, than in any other anime you'll see of the genre.
And the ever impressive soundtrack of the whole anime is to die for! If you get your hands on it like I did, you'll realize that the great majority of it is orchestral work. No synth crap! Orchestral! Real instruments, bringing out the best that a soundtrack can have. Plus, the fact that even one song has many versions adequated for each situation of the character.
For nº1 FAVE ANIME ever since I saw it, BANZAI! read more
45 of 45 episodes seen
One of the finest anime's I've ever seen. DON'T BE FOOLED by the apparently average/low quality animations and art. In time you'll realize that what draws you to this anime is not that, but rather the story that it tells, like every other anime should be!
The story has an UNPREDICTABLE AND AMAZING DEVELOPMENT. There's no guessing what'll happen next, and it always surprises you leaving you yearning for more.
The characters are amazing. The main character alone develops in ways I've never seen a single character in anime do before. Starting off as a shy character, it develops in ways that, at times makes you sad, other times makes you happy, other times makes you proud. Very good. The rest of the characters too develop their personalities with time and there's nothing better than that. A DYNAMIC CHARACTER SET.
The only downside is that the end is awfully inconclusive, wich leaves you with many gaps open, and an insane yearning for more. But it's very much worth the suffering of not knowing those side stories and details.
This is enjoyment guaranteed, wether you like shounen or shoujo stuff, romance, comedy or even action. You will be satisfied and still want more! read more
12 of 12 episodes seen
Not recommended for those who are searching for a plain comedy romance. It drops COMPLETELY in the PSI-DRAMA section!!!
Don't be fooled by the character design and initial (apparentely) simple plot.
This develops into something you can't expect to see in this kind of anime, and ends in an even unpredictable, though kind of inevitable way.
It gets to yer head and on the last few episodes it's just frustrating to see (in a good sense though!!!)!
I'm still a bit shocked over this... enjoy!