Oct 20, 2012
There wasn't any specific story in this anime. However, as this is not a normal anime I will have to review it a bit differently. The message behind this anime was really important, "smoking is harmful" that's what all the anime is about. This interactive anime made me feel really interested as anime have always managed to change my perspective of certain things. Personally I'm against smoking due to it's unhealthiness and the fact that it makes people spend lost of money. When I watched this anime I felt like it could inspire lots of smokers to quit their bad habit and also that's it's
a real shame that it's not very popular. Finally, I think it depends on how the viewers perceives this, however I really liked the slight "horror" it had at the end, it became scary, smoking became scary, it makes people aware that smoking is in fact really terrible.
The character's art was mediocre, but it had this realistic feeling it it, not the tipical bishoujo or bishounen characters, or moe. However, what I mostly liked was the background, it was highly detailed and I can still remember those electrical stairs in the street and the giant statues of the geisha smoking, it was a very original setting, and the interactive elements made it seem as if I could be partly in that city.
The sound had mysterious and intriguing effects. The noise at the end of the anime made it seem dramatic and thrilling.
Well, the poor development of the characters couldn't be helped since this anime was about transmitting a message to the public. It could have been better, I suppose, but that was a difficult task as this anime was extremely short.
I felt really amazed by this anime, I think that's the best word to describe my feelings towards it.
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