Taito has been really sleepy lately, and keeps dreaming of a female vampire who says she has given him her "poison." Sometimes he even thinks he hears her voice when he's awake. But after surviving an accident that should have killed him, Taito's world changes drastically and he realizes that his dreams are more real than he thought.
Open endings, don't you just hate them? It's okay when a sequel is made but nothing of the sort is even planned. This is something Zexecs keeps doing, examples of this are Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu, Chrome Shelled Regios and of course this series, Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi. However this series lacks a lot of things that the two other series listed above have. It doesn't leave you wanting for more like the other two.
The story is a mess. For a series that is only twelve episodes long, it jumps from place to place a lot. Although the events do have some
sort of connections to each other, they seem to come out of nowhere. Even though there are a lot of things happen, the plot hardly goes anywhere. Almost everything that happens is not interesting or memorable. The ending does set itself up for a sequel but here’s the problem, when has Zexecs ever created a sequel to anything? The answer to that question is never, and it’s not just this anime produced by Zexecs that has an ending like this. They have produced a number of anime that don’t have a conclusive ending. However despite having a lot of negatives, the series does have some positives to it. The plot does have some uniqueness to it and it is not as predictable as one may think. The creativeness was there and if the series had been executed better who knows, the plot may have been interesting.
Any series that can develop characters well in 12 or 13 episodes deserves applause because that isn’t a lot of time to really give any character any deep development. Like many other series of that length, it falls short in the character department. The main male protagonist isn’t very bright, he just dives head first into any given situation without thinking anything out. He is nearly immortal but nearly dies on numerous occasions because of his own recklessness but without his reckless nature nothing interesting would happen so it’s understandable to why they made the character this way. He also doesn’t develop much through-out the series, he remains almost unchanged from the beginning to the end of the series. At least he isn’t oblivious or spineless. He does realize the love triangle that he is in even though it is blatantly obvious. The female characters don’t develop much either and they can also get pretty annoying with how clingy they are. They have no depth to their character. The side characters aren’t that much better either, none of the characters really stand out and aren’t memorable at all but since the series was only 12 episodes long, we can’t really expect much.
The art is colorful is say the least. Every character has a different hair color and some have more than one hair color but it looks like they got lazy with the character designs, they look very basic, nothing popping out and two of them even look the same. The animation is pretty average, not bad but not outstanding either, it looks like something you would expect from any other anime.
The sound is pretty average too. Nothing special, the opening is fast which gets you pumped and the ending is very sweet. Both are catchy but nothing special.
The genre of the anime gives the creators a lot of flexibility and because of that, there is a certain degree of expectation. It can be entertaining but at the end of the day the series just falls flat on its face.
Overall the series is very unique but it is lacking in many areas and negatives really overshadow the positives.
I don't really understand what was in the author mind when he did that anime.It's like he started with a story ,a strong story with a big plot and all...And then finally choose to rush over it and turn the anime into a school-life/harem/fanservice one.Not that I'm complaining about that ,I love school-life ,harem and fanservice :3 .But damn...Don't do that like that ! It's like you plan to watch Lord of the Ring for the first time and when you do it it is :
*first hour* "Frodon ,you have to destroy the ring.Go to the Mount Doom and throw it into that damn
lava so we can screw Soron !"
*Later* "Hey Frodon ! Wanna go to the pool?" "F-Frodon-chan...I..I lo..Lov" "Waaah ! Frodon-san ,it's so nice that we're all at the beach for the summer break !"
Disturbing right?...Well ,that's more or less the same thing with Kuro Usagi.
During the first episodes it is plot after plot after plot after plot ! Everything go ultra supra fast ! Like "This guy is an enemy ! But finally he's good ! Now he'll help us against this guy ! And now this guy is not really the worst one ! But we have to take care of that one !...Well finally we've deal with that one so let's take care of...Oh already deal with it ,okay...But Aaaah ! Take care of the PROPHECY !!!" And after that..."Oooh pool party ,yay ! Loli-chan ,wait for meeee ! Aaaah the beach is so nice ,let's go swim all together !"...Wait what?!
Okay okay I'll stop it here and I'll try to make it more clear.What I try to say is that this anime is made on the wrong side.Normally on those kind of animes things go that way :
1 - The hero is an idiot ,he's useless ,but he want to grow stronger for protecting his nakama.Childhood friend love him.The new girl love him too.He want to protect both of them and prepare for a hard training.
2 - Plot incoming ! As our hero start to train for becoming stronger ,we have the plot who slowly start to appear.Mysterious enemies slowly show their face and are conspire against the hero because they want something from one of the girl ,but you don't know what or why.
3 - Fanservice time ! Of course ,the plot is in preparation and our hero is in training ,what do we need for making everyone wait and more or less enjoy this waiting? Fan service ! Boobs ,bikini or nude scene where every characters get together at the same place at the same time with no fucking good reason just so we can have a lot of funny ,ecchi scene.
4 - The hero became stronger ,but it's not enough and as he try to protect the so wanted girl ,he fail miserably and the girl is finally taken by the bad guys.So the hero ask X mysterious person for a special training so he can be even more stronger ,but that training contain risk but our hero don't give a fuck about risk so he do it because he want to save the girl !
5 - The hero became even more stronger ,beat the bad guys ,save the girl ,which is about to confess or really confess her love to him.The other girl is jealous and do the same.The hero can't choose between both ,both get angry ,everyone laugh ,the end.
That's how everythings go normally is those kind of anime.But in this one it's the opposite.We start directly with a plot ,and a new one ,and a new one ,and a new one again.First you ear about a dangerous "demon" or so who was linked to Himea.So you think that this one is the bad guy.But at the same time Himea is hunted by a bad guy ,Hinata ,getting out of nowhere like a wild Garen get out of the bushes and start raping everyone wih some creepy god-like magics ,so you think that this one is the main bad guy and that the "demon" you heard about earlier will be the main menace later.And...No.Hinata is the bad guy for one episode ,after he disappear and sometimes make some cameo here and there (Seriously I though it was Stan Lee sometimes.).
Two episodes later ,the "demon" appear.Yea ,so soon.But you learn that it's not a demon but something different linked to Himea.But don't care too much about it because it disappear one episode later and a new plot come in !...Which is over one episode later again.And now you ear about something called Tenma which clearly when the ass of Himea ,lie he really REALLY want it that badly !..But after a little conversation he doesn't care anymore about Himea ,he just care about a Prophecy (Oh god how many time did I heard that word in that anime which never gave any information about it !).And finally ,as you begin to heard about the prophecy more often ,Hinata make a new cameo for saying "Hi ,I know much more about the prophecy than you lol !" than disappear.And now ,they tell you that the prophecy is coming...Everything is ready for that...Everyone is here just as keikaku...And now?...Fanservice time ! O.O No really ,it's totally that.Half of the anime it's "plotting time" and the other half it's "fan service #WeDon'tCareAboutTheStory #Yolo time".So ,my examination :
Story (5) : A lot of mysteries ,a lot of plots ,a lot of questions and...Nothing.The story started greatly and is rushed like hell ,at a point that it's hard to clearly understand everything because it goes just too fast for that.And finally nothing is answered ,the prophecy is coming but apparently nobody care ,the hero go for some training at the end but we don't know why.Everyone wanted Himea but now nobody care about her and we don't know why.So yea ,the story is rushed and confused and it's sad because it had a big potential ,but wasted.
Art (8) : Artwork is great I have to admit it ,the characters are high quality and a special attention was made for the hairs because all girls have multicolor hairs.Special mention for Himea hair who apparently are full of fireflies...That's the only explanation I have about all those white moving spot she have everywhere in her hair !
Sound (6) : Not bad ,not awesome ,it's fair.
Characters (7) : A Useless MC ,a childhood friend ,an immortal vampire witch with fireflies in her hair ,a dark-emo "I-Hate-Everyone" black haired guy ,a loli with a kind of catgirl style (*-*).That's the casting.But I have to say that when I say "Useless MC" I really mean it for this one.On most shonen the MC is useless at the beginning and at the end he's Chuck Norris.But nah ,here he start useless and finish useless ,even as he train he continue to be useless and to be saved by Himea or Emo-boy and his loli.But anyway ,useless MC put aside ,the group is a funny one and go well together so I can't really say that the casting is bad.
Conclusion :...Well...Dear author...The next time...Avoid the plot.Just do a Harem-style anime full of fanservice if it's what you wanted to do.And if not then start and FINISH your story.But don't do both when you plan to only do 12 episodes ,because you can't do both in 12 episodes !...Aaaah.Well...I think that this anime is not really bad ,but it's clearly not an awesome one.Watch it and make your own opinion ,I'm sure some peoples will hate it ,some will love it ,and some like me will be neutral.
PS : Damn ,I sure have talked a lot ,sorry for that and...Waw...You really have read me to this point?...Really?...You sure have time to loose :3
This was one of those animes that I just found while browsing My Anime List and stumbled upon the recommendation section. I ended up watching the first episode as soon as I found it, despite some of the slightly low-rated reviews I read about it. Now, the thing that stood out the most about this series wasn't the story, the characters, or even the fight scenes. No, it was how fricking colorful this anime was. Seriously, despite the amount of anime I've seen in the past, I have never seen such colorful hair on characters, like, ever. Without further ado, let's get
this review started, shall we?
To start off, let's get into the story. Upon first glance, this anime is supposedly about a vampire and a human, who met each other years ago. She fell in love with him, and granted him a power which allowed him to have 7 lives every 15 minutes. It sounded interesting, but then stuff happened and the main girl got kidnapped and trapped in another dimension for years and years, while the human boy's memory was erased. Later on, once he enters High School, he somehow gains his memory back after being hit by a semi truck and healing his scattered limbs. He remembers the vampire girl, and he finds her once again. Then more stuff happens, and the story just gets more confusing as it goes on. To be honest, I still don't know what the main plot of this was supposed to be. All I know is that it felt kind of similar to pretty much every romance/echii/action anime out there. To sum it up, the story will not completely hook you onto the show.
As I said before, the thing that caught my eye when first watching this was all of the colors. People's hair were multicolored, the sky was a completely abnormal color (never seen a sky turn bright purple and pink before), it was like I walked into a double rainbow and it suddenly started raining skittles everywhere. It was very strange, but it was decent quality. Most animes these days usually have pretty good art styles, so I was content.
Not much to say about the voice acting. They played their roles well, and that's pretty much it. Sound effects were good, I liked the Opening and Ending songs. That's about it for anything sound related...
I think out of all the characters in the show, the one that got on my nerves the most was Haruka. For those of you who have seen this, you will either be all like, "Oh yeah, I totally agree with you" or, "What?! What about Mirai! She was way more annoying!". To be honest, I liked Mirai a lot. She had loli written all over her, and I liked her energy and enthusiasm. But the thing I didn't like about Haruka was the fact that she couldn't let something go, even if it killed her. Obviously the 2 main protagonists are into eachother, but since she's into the main guy, she tries to steal him from Himea every chance she gets, and it got annoying. What's worse is that her entire class supported her. Other then that, I liked the main protagonist, Taito, he was pretty cool when he wanted to be. Gekkou was kind of a jerk at times, but he brought some pretty good comedy in the last episode, plus he knows how to handle weapons pretty well. Himea was probably my second favorite character out of the entire cast. With her love and compassion towards Taito, you can't help but root for her whenever you can.
Now, the main question, did I enjoy watching this? The answer: meh... to be honest, the only reason I continued watching this was because I wanted to just get it finished so I could move on to more anime. I can't not finish an anime once I'm halfway through it, so overall, it was so-so. I wouldn't recommend this to everyone. I know everyone has mixed opinions about it and that we all can't agree on everything, but if you were to put this on your list, this might be kind of a last option once you get all the other important anime out of your way.
The first two episode can get you hooked but then later on you might realized that this is just like almost any other story. Guy meets supernatural girl.. his life takes a drastic change. Although in this story he has already met her in the past except that his memory got alter and later remember.
The story is decent, not to bad, but also not to good. Well considering it is a 12 episode anime, they did a fair job of introducing the story and the characters. Where in episode 12 everyone already can get the sense of the producing trying to embed
the intention of there being a second episode since nothing is really solve. I guess it get the viewers to look forward to the work.
The artwork is pretty amazing. I like the way each and every character is displayed consider the personalities and attitude where could be referred to or closely related to other character is other anime.(at least it reminded me of them) What I don't like to much is how the white spot moving around in Saitohimea's hair, they may represent stars and letting people subconsciously know that she isn't human and all but at points it gets distracting. One distinctive feature about the art is the tips of each character's hair is a different color or a darker shading.
Sounding wise is pretty decent, the opening and ending are not the best to suit the anime but not to the point where it doesn't fit at all. Also they used almost the same track for the whole thing.
The characters are pretty much stock character where you have the general stupid main protagonist who later thinks for himself and wow the audience, then the self-loathing, genius friend with his loli girl. The main heroine who is rather very affectionate to the male protagonist which i find difference but rather enjoyable to watch and of course the jealous childhood friend who later takes on the rather evil side of the story but finds light in the darkness.
Overall it a pretty good anime. The artwork is once again great. Story can get your irritated at time but this is an introduction to the anime, the main stuff comes in season 2 if there is one. And if your a fan of zombie, vampire and supernatural genres then this is a suggestion for you.
I'll end it off with a question: It still makes me wonder what does a rabbit has to do with this story, although they mentioned it in the last episode, and a displayed a hidden rabbit a few time. i don't get it.