The premise of the story: "Snatch the rebel elements' secret data using the Surface! There is a leak saying that the giant coporation Ishimiya Industry will commit an act of international terrorism, and Motoko Kusanagi and the Armored Riot Police head out to seize the plug data!"
A short animation for promoting Microsoft's Surface tablet in Japan.
It's shameless advertising for the Windows Surface RT.
The commercial is completely ridiculous when you take into account that they're cyborgs who have no need for tablets and that this tablet would be around 15 years old in the timeline of the story.
That being said, it did a great job of pumping up excitement before the OVAs started coming out. The animation is incredible. The music and sound effects greatly compliment the commercial. The action scenes are ridiculously over the top.
It may be a downright-silly commercial but it sure is exciting to watch.
Another Mission is an advertisement for Microsoft Surface RT tablet, the why for the lenght of three minutes, three minutes who are better than some twelve long-episodes anime. Budget can do wonders, and as of example, at least now I am aware of the full title of this product. I would as well acclamate Microsoft for cibling the perfect demographic target by using one of the most known mecha and sci-fi pieces of animation, for something as geeky yet casual as a tablet can be.
Story (7) :
The premise strikes perfectly, and it revolves around some leaks of data. Although other reviews pointed out about the
lack of story due to no dialogue at all, I would yet say this contain a story, and even an interesting storyline, or perhaps plot. The main scheme of that very plot is among those lines, definitely not staying spoilerless but, some would argue it is storyless.
Data received > Infiltration > Pursuing > Data transmission > Resolution of the case. In three minutes, therefore it is remarkablely dynamic.
Art (7) :
For the budget of art, seven should be fine without taking in account the technologies at use. It was not as fluid as modern animation, yet the dynamism definitely kicks in; the animation was great as well for action scenes, pursue. The slightly shaking camera effect was perhaps too much of use, but for the best of it.
Sound (8) :
Since this is voiceless, you might think it should never get that high, but see for yourself how the ad throws an hundred of sound effects at you, somehow various and the techno music in the background was pretty well matching with the series.
Character (6) :
I have for this one to stay neutral because I am not familiar with original characters, so we will have to pass upon that categorie of rating.
Enjoyment (8) :
You could remark by how enthousiast I was to describe this story, but I even admitted it was superior to some anime, by being a three minutes television publicity. At first I thought it was even a related film or special recapitulation, but in despite it gave me the feels I wasn't looking for. Just to say, you should give it a shot.
Overall (7) :
This is three minutes of your life that, at this point of the review, if you readed it entirely, you already lost, so perhaps watching it will do good. And if you come after having viewed this, stay here. I rate this seven for how fast-paced it stays, ever in art, sound, story development. Perhaps one would keep as cons the development that is almost lacking, and only one of the fans could know the characters.