In the near future, technology has made a few leaps and bounds, and videophones and constant wireless internet access are available to everyone. However, it would seen that the government has been careless and a skilled hacker was able to break into the national information archive. Using the data held there he creates the Platonic Chain website for people to discover information about themselves and their friends. Words start to spread quickly that there is a site that enables you to look up anything. Coincidentally, three young girls, Hitomi, Rika, and Kanae, are able to access the site.
Platonic Chain is essentially a look at the many different possibilities about how personal information (Such as video records of EVERYWHERE you've been for the last few years, voice recordings, personality profiles, and more) could be used if it was accessible to the public, though this series is a light one, and the uses it shows are all relatively harmless.
It really is an interesting idea, and there are some really creative, even amusing uses on display, though I won't spoil them.
Unfortunately, the series does have a number of drawbacks. The first thing you'll notice is the animation, which
is anime-styled CGI. I'm not a fan of CGI anyway, but this stuff is clearly showing it's age.
Now, short episodes aren't necessarily a bad thing, however, when the OP and ED take half the 6 minute episode time, you start to wonder what they're thinking. After all, most full, 24-minute animes don't even give either the OP or ED 2 minutes, but a tiny 6-minute show does? Madness.
The main characters are easy enough to fit into stereotypes, which is probably a good thing, considering the shortness of each episode, and the series overall. Also, the characters do seem appropriate for the situations they're put into, which is good.
The animation moves them, but fails to bring them to any sort of life, and you'll probably be reading emotions from the voices and gestures, rather than expressions.
I can't really say anything about the sound. Nothing stood out, except the opening theme, which was far too dull for my taste. One looped beat, does not a decent theme song make, so to speak.
In conclusion, if you're just looking for an anime to enjoy, I personally recommend you take out a ten-foot pole, and ensure you're at the opposite end to this series (There WERE times I laughed, but it's really not enough to recommend this series), if, on the other hand, you can stand a little mediocrity in other areas, to check out an interesting, possibly unique, idea, I'd say give this series a chance.
Well, the review might not be too informative, but it's better than nothing, eh?
Story-wise, the authors seem to definitely be thinking and haven't written too much stupid or cliche stories; after some good early episodes, the remaining 14 episodes were mediocre. Downside: all the episodes are extremely ugly animated, and short.