Mar 31, 2020
In a word: Meh.
The story is bland, boring and predictable. And the characters are not better. Also, as a reader of the novels and fan of the franchise: That´s NOT Takeshi Kovacs.
Envoys are not just combat specialists, they are infiltrators with an uncanny sense sense for body language. They´re supposed to be amazing character readers that smell treason a mile away and can understand the motivations and desires of every person in the room after just 5mins of conversation. And then use that info to manipulate everyone around them. And here there are SO MANY things go over the MC´s head that is not even
funny. Makes no sense at all.
Honestly, this anime would have worked better if it was just a story taking place in Altered Carbon universe but using different characters and not Kovacs.
Also, there´s a metric ton of fridge logic and plot holes that make zero sense the moment you stop to think about them. Like (no spoilers): Where does the bad guy get his army of cyborg ninjas from? Why is stack backup, which is a staple of the Altered Carbon universe, not even mentioned? Surely if the big bad guy has an army at his disposal he can afford stack backup. Also, tattoo technology that is only known by a single person on the whole planet?
The art is decent though I do not understand why so many people are praising it. It´s good CGI but nothing spectacular. It reminds me of the art style of the Telltale games for some reason.
Reviewer’s Rating: 5
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