Dec 14, 2017
Rockman.EXE Stream is just a major disappointment. If you enjoyed the first 2 seasons like I did, you'll see what I mean. The animation and story both took a major dive in quality.
The characters also take a dive in quality. While most of them are ok, Netto is one I found horribly mean-spirited and out of character in this season. He's always treating his childhood friend Meiru like she's not worth anything to him and that she's weak, all so he can ditch her for Jasmine, some random girl he just met.. He is also too stupid to tell the difference between Rockman and
a sadistic clone of him.
Jasmine and Medi were the worst part of this anime, as they are incredibly boring characters who only exist to force in a cliche anime love triangle. They feel like some self insert OCs rather than actual characters and basically exist only to make Meiru and Roll jealous. Another character I hated from this anime was Slur. She wasn't even interesting as a villain, and has no sense of morals. (She actually thinks some little kid is "evil" and on the same level as a criminal...with basically no justification as to why she feels this way.) Don't even get me started on Dr. Regal...what were they even THINKING with the way they changed him? Or Baryl, who's suddenly a time traveler despite not being one in the games?
There were some things I liked about this anime though. As you can expect from Rockman.EXE, the music is awesome. Many side characters are given a bigger role, and Napalmman.EXE's arc was really heartwarming. The ending, while confusing, did have a very nice message overall. Narcy and Dark Rockman.EXE were also great villains, albeit for completely different reasons. Even if there are positives about this anime, overall it's a major disappointment to me as a Rockman.EXE fan.
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