The series follows 16-year-old Hu Li, who dreams of becoming a popular singer. However, he has neither good looks nor the financial means to pursue his dream, so Hu uploads his singing online using a fox avatar.
Well I'm going to talk about this anime that probably most will hate because of the ending, but I came here to disagree on the subject. Yes, the ending was disappointing for the simple fact that the hype have greatly increased with the episodes where we hit mostly with plot twists but it was not horrible actually it was good and managed to fit a hook into a new season that will probably be released for being a long-needed anime to finish by having your screen time decreased.
I'll explain why the ending was good:
"He did not appeal to cliches and it was unexpected.
- Completed the
problems presented in time limit.
- the hatred of the brother is not forced, because his hatred is only created by the indignation of having lost his mother without doing anything to change it and his means of unloading his feelings is to put the blame on him. In the last episode, it is perceived that he is accepting his brother and diminishing his hatred where he lets his brother go singing, while he acts like that because he feels indignant for the brother to have "left the mother" to live of the music and to be giving up the music because of the mother In my opinion how your brother acts is real if we think of his position (this does not change the fact of being an asshole).
-Get a good hook to have another season to develop the story even more.
About the fact that I must agree, is the repetition of the songs, lack of charisma and empathy in several characters and not have satisfied the great hype that the public created, but the anime still has qualities and was very pleasant and interesting to watch, so I think my anime note is right.
Summing up the final did not manage to conclude the hype, but managed to complete the proposal and history present, besides the fact that they can fit a good hook in 13 MINUTES !!
I see why people could get disappointed by the end of this anime.
I personally watched it from the beginning as a light anime with a not so complex plot but an interesting enough plot for me to watch 12 episodes of it. It's not outstanding and life-changing, still, I had fun watching it until the end.
Of course, I already knew what was going to happen in a certain way, and you figure it out without trouble at least 4 episodes before the last one. That didn't bother me, I don't think that everything has to be groundbreaking to be enjoyable. Sometimes you just want
something light and easy to digest to watch before you go to bed after a day of work.
Although, it ended like it'll have a second season. I would like it to have a sequel because some little things weren't resolved, like the situation with the idol girls. If it doesn't get a second season, though, I won't be completed disappointed and heart-broken, it's not like it needs to for you to go on with your life, the way it ended made it almost completed enough to be a safe "the end" to the story.
Honestly I was disappointed. The premise was intriguing, the art was both pleasant and consistent, and the singing performances were truly dynamic; but the way everything played out storywise just didn't do the voices or the art justice to me. One dimensional characters, frustrating plot holes, breakneck scene pacing-- every week I kept watching just to see if any of these would improve and they just didn't. For these reasons I don't personally see this anime as worth watching.
Some problems I had in detail.
Clearly Hu Li and his entire family were dealing with some very lasting damage from a traumatic event-- and it never goes
into as much detail as I would have preferred, which confuses me because this event supposedly shaped his character and career choice enough for his brother to unconditionally resent him, the one person keeping them both off the streets and putting food on the table.
Hu Li's arrangement as a ghost writer/singer. So he has to not only sneak past the backstage security to get to the sound booth every performance, but the rest of the team also gets to be angry with him when he's running behind schedule? Why not just give him a backstage pass with the rest of the production staff and say he's got some other job related?
These so called "damage fees" the record label demands from Hu Li and the way they just seemed to pull a number out of the air. And then nothing is questioned-- this is so so unrealistic.
The lack of responsibility from SKY even after their identity is revealed. Why didn't Hu Li demand, or hell-- even SKY themselves to step up-- and be accountable for the mysterious fee quantity fabricated by the record label company after the big Night FOX reveal?
SKY's actual intention for even DOING all this. Still a mystery, for no reason.
I could go on but I'm sure you get the point. I hope this review is helpful to you.
I normally never review animes however i felt that this should be an exception mainly because for me it ends in a weird limbo between good and bad. The art was good but nothing entirely outstanding, the music was pretty good however the constant repetition of a few songs rather than new ones made it feel much less satisfying.
However the biggest thing that let me feeling lukewarm on it was the story. The anime are 12 episodes of 10 minutes each and basically just plays like a movie from start to end. The story was in and of itself decent but my issue comes
from the excessive use of "Deus ex machina" and "Deus ex diabolus". Without spoiling the story, machina and diabolus two sides of the same coin which effectively just means "It happened because the plot needed it to happen" and i felt that was the story all the way through. almost everything in the story happened from the point of an omnipresent being that could time literally everything perfectly, every bad and good event were "mysteriously" timed to happen precisely when it would have the biggest impact or move the plot forward.
This overuse rendered effectively all agency of the main character entirely void, everytime he tries to do something he is prevented, everytime he doesnt know what to do he is told, even if the movie tried to convey helplessness it was just overdone.
It was a decent watch and i dont regret spending 2 hours on it, it kept moving the plot forward and making mysteries that it solved, however all of those solved mysterious just felt void because the character basically had nothing to do with solving them.