I honestly don't know why so many people gave this animation such a low score.
Story: 6 - Fair story, for a one-minute-anime.
Well, as the title says, the story is about an embryo that develops into a fetus, a alien. It doesn't have a in depth story or a real educational value, but it surely don't have any plot holes as *many* big titles out there.
Art: 8 - Actually good animation.
The animation is very simple, being also black and white, but the style is very calming and not aggressive at all. The high point of the animation is the fluidity, almost every animator can learn something
looking at this anime, all the frames are almost perfectly in sinc. with one another. There is no exaggeration on explosions, bad CG or stuff like that.
Sound: 3 - There is none.
Although not having sound wold almost surely award a 0, this anime gets 3 from me.
Lets start at 0:
+1 There is no dialog what so ever, but it also does not need dialog.
+1 The music is not there, but it also doesn't hurt my ears like many other anime music does.
+1 The absence of sound makes the animation , that is the best part, the focus of the anime.
Character: 6 - Develops enough for an 1 minute short.
The character is not a copy and paste from another anime, like most "something-dere" characters today, and its somewhat unique in appearance. It has no personality, witch means that it doesn't have a fake persona or a unrealistic or forced way of doing stuff, bla, bla, bla...
Enjoyment: 7 - Not bad, showed to my friends.
Even if you don't like anime or don't know what it is, this one gets a "It's a nice GIF" easily from someone that sees "The Embryo Develops into a Fetus". It's not something I would watch again more than twice (unless I try to make a review), but I would not say i lost my time with this, as I said, it's something nice to see.
Overall: 5 - It's a question of what "Could have been"
The animation is nice, there's no much more to say about this anime. It is not bad and I definitely find it better than many stuff you can find out there. I can easily see this anime being a animated screen saver or wallpaper or something.It's not a good story, but it developed the character more than average anime does in that time frame.
Somehow this short ONA manages to both be one of the most strange anime in the Dementia pantheon, while also having absolutely nothing interesting to talk about. It's an inaccurate loop of an embryo becoming a fetus. It's not a bad gif per say, but it's just a gif.
Story - 4
I can confirm that the "Embryo" in question develops into a "Fetus".
Art - 7
I could very much visualize the "Embryo" becoming a "fetus", however the inaccuracy of the process and visuals hinder the score.
Sound - 1
I was disappointed at the lack of noise while watching the "Embryo" developing into the "Fetus".
Character - 1
I can't say
I was emotionally invested in the "Embryo"'s journey into developing into a "Fetus".
Enjoyment - 4
I was very tired while watching this (along with plenty more from the genre) and I can safely say I got what I expected.
Overall - 4
Don't have much of a closing statement here, just saying, the "Embryo" DOES in fact develop into a "Fetus".
Proof that 90% of users on this site don't actually care about the artistic merit of a work. Accurate to the actual process of embryonic development? No, absolutely not, but that level of scrutiny should be saved for works with genuine educational value in mind.
The animation present in this piece is more fluid than most anime fans are probably used to, which may lead to shock and disgust from the uninitiated. As a rule when an animated film runs at higher than single digit frame rate regular anime watchers will have a hard time keeping up, but this is no cause for alarm, a little
practice and you should be able to focus on something unrelated to undergarments for more than 30 seconds. Give it a shot.
My only real gripe with this work is with the loop, once it concluded the first time it should've done just that, or potentially expanded on the concept further. As is, the reversal of the animation comes off more as a way to pad out the run time to a full minute rather than to add in anyway to the final experience. You could argue that it gives a sense of perspective to where we went on this journey, and more importantly, where it began, but baseless speculation is just that, very much without much ground here. Regardless that's what makes this piece so interesting, it says so little yet at the same time, speaks volumes.
All in all, sometimes an animated film is greater than the sum of it's parts- accepting this is part of becoming one with japanimation fellas.