Harry is definitely not your average American teenager. Instead, he is the epitome of an "alienated youth" - friendless at school, extremely weird and nervous to the point of paranoia. But a chance occurrence causes Harry to start to demonstrate what appear to be psychic powers - yet he neither believes in them nor consciously controls them.
But there are other ominous forces at work who do believe in Harry, and attempt to make use of him in ways that are threatening and frightful.
To give this series a credible negative review that isnt solely based on the wimpy protagonist; Sci Fi Harry was a poorly created series. Its basic plot actually sounds quite interesting but it suffers from poor execution. It poorly translates a 2 volume manga into a 20 episode anime with loads of filler, not only in the sense of breaking away from the manga's canon, but in the sense of taking so much time to do anything. The conversations are painful to listen to due to frequent dumbfounded stares, reiteration, characters repeating each others names and more dumbfounded stares. the first 3 episodes were the
most enjoyable out of the series and after that it hits a slow stride filled with irrelevant dialogue from irrelevant characters and doesent pick up again until around episode 14 or 15. when the story does pick back up the conclusions make little sense even when keeping an open mind. it appeared as if they were trying to change the nature of the show as a whole but it just didnt work. the animations were poor, they only fully animate 1 or 2 psychic destruction scenes and the rest are just flashes and cutaways to the aftermath. the characters show no emotion with the exception of Chinori, and sometimes the cells have poor collision detection making it feel as if they are literal stacks of paper. one of my personal guilty pleasures are poorly made anime series that are just bad all the way around because they can be pretty cheese when it doesent take itself seriously but this isnt the case with scifi harry. it takes itself too seriously and the only enjoyment i got out of this series was the anticipation after reading the description and these other reviews by people who rate series like elfen lied a 10. everyone of course is entitled to their own opinion of course but feel free to check out my profile to see my anime history if you dont believe me. dont waste your time with this series.
I really liked this series. You wouldn't think it would work, but there's some quite clever aspects to it. Its incredibly difficult to explain this without giving spoilers. It does some very good jobs of torturing its characters in such a varied way that it makes those characters great. Harry really develops, and his fear is really believable. The story is cool, although the last episode leaves a little to be desired. You may have heard the ending is shit. This isn't true. It just could with a few more minutes! Still you leave the series without any sad ending you may have been fearing,
and with no out of place fairy tale ending, but you get closure. Its a cool ending.
The art is pretty interesting, especially the opening sequence which is.. bizarre. The character design is generally nice, and in some aspects a little more realistic than usual. The soundtrack is good, I don't pay any special attention to it, but it works well with everything else.
Try this series, at least the first couple of episodes. I know it says to avoid spoilers, but this is nowhere near as bad as the spoiler that is in most of the synopsis's of this series-
In the first episode there is an almost rape scene. If that disturbs you, you may want to stay away. Its quite awkward to watch. Still- it'd be ashame to stay away over one scene. But don't say nobody warned you.
Okay, so I'm a fan of all that psychic junk which is what dragged me in. Granted I get bored of that fairly quickly, but before I got bored they introduced one of those weird background motives of why you have such a strange protagonist. Those kind of things always draw me in, especially when they make you think at the end, and if do watch this and are open-minded to a lot of stuff, I guarantee you will...^^
OKAY...at first i was like this would be great but....the fact that harry was little bitch and never got balls and his expression was like he got his winkie cut off every second of every episode was pissing me off..the story was good but the characters blew...THERE WAS NO character development they stayed the same through out i urge you not to watch this show..avoid if possible...I think half of my soul is gone.