Jul 4, 2020
"All alone, who am I?
Hit a wall, won't stop me"
Look, I'm gonna make this simple for you: you either love this MV or hate it.
I watched it a few times before truly understanding its meaning, and I do believe that that is what makes a good anime: the person who is watching needs to stop and think "What is this all about? What is this supposed to mean? What can I learn from this?", and "Aishiteru" was a good anime if we only talk about his three questions.
Yeah, it was.
There is no big deal in this story. Just the classical, a princess who is locked in a castle and a man who always tries to save her.
I do not like stories where the plot is more than known, but Kouki Tange and YELLOW BRAIN did well when telling us, viewers, the story.
I couldn't help but think how similar was "Aishiteru" to "Madoka Magica". As far as I'm concerned, I don't understand art at all and I'm not sure if I should be comparing these two animes. However, I must say that an art lover will surely love how mixed are the reality and the 2D world.
Okay, if this is for a song, what about the sound? Majik's voice fits perfectly the various situations of this MV, not to talk about the instruments: they make a perfect combination between a little despair when the MC is falling and hope when he reached his goal.
And the lyrics... Oh, the lyrics! I'm in love with them. They are generical, as almost every song about love, but still, they can be very deep and make the person who's listening cry. If you cry easily, I can assure you that you'll probably cry.
I just don't give a 10 because of the supporting characters. Because that's it, they are just there to support! No story about them, nothing. Just... Supporters who are there to support.
We get to see some of the princess and MC's personality, yes, we do. However, that's not enough. This anime could have been much better if the characters were more relatable.
In the end, the only thing we are able to understand is the determination of the MC. And it ends.
I can't say I loved this in the beginning. I didn't. I thought it was just one boring MV with a boring plot and music, but, God, how I was mistaken!
The majority of the otaku population thinks that the fun they have while they watch something is what makes it good/bad, and I couldn't agree more. Fun was a felling that marked my journey as a viewer trying to figure out what was all of that about.
I would DEFINITIVELY recommend this to my friends. It's an almost unknown MV, even though it can be very, very special.
It's like they say, right? The things have the value you give them.
Reviewer’s Rating: 7
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