Aug 12, 2014
The animation in this anime is really cheap looking. First off, it's CG, which typically doesn't look very good at all. Second, the CG is very rudimentary, looking like it came straight out of the early 2000's, despite being produced in 2008. Character movement is stiff and rigid looking, and I'm also not a big fan of the art style whatsoever.
The story is ambitious and tries to tell an interesting tale, however, there isn't much depth here, and most of the story ends up just being a big set-up for the action scenes, which fail to impress due to the lackluster animation.
The dialogue is another
element that I didn't enjoy very much, which not only feels poorly written, but the quality of the recording also sounds really poor. Audio is boosted up by a semi-decent soundtrack, but it's not enough to justify the overall poor audio mix.
Characters start off giving a poor first impression, but end up being mildly interesting by the end, however, even at the end, they still manage to feel kind of one-dimensional, which is a bit troubling.
Overall, Haruwo is a small time production that tries to be more than the sum of it's parts. It's ambitious, but ultimately is not very good, and not something I'd recommend to anybody.
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