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Mar 29, 2010 3:20 PM

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Well, it was kinda... unique. The story felt a bit random (but since it was a one-shot, it's forgivable), the character designs were really strange, but aside from these, I don't have any complains, I got what I expected.
Mar 29, 2010 5:04 PM

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Kinda strange art indeed, can't say I liked it that much. It was a fine watch I guess, but will probably be fast forgotten.

Mar 29, 2010 5:07 PM

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Yeeeah. This felt some kind of wierd mix of Mononoke and Naruto. I can't say I really enjoyed it, but it was still worth the watch. Interesting, but far from excellent.
Mar 29, 2010 5:32 PM
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Tounis said:
Yeeeah. This felt some kind of wierd mix of Mononoke and Naruto. I can't say I really enjoyed it, but it was still worth the watch. Interesting, but far from excellent.
Exactly the mix I was thinking of!

Pretty much forgettable, but I'm glad I watched it.

6.5/10 but I rounded down and gave it a 6.
Mar 29, 2010 5:53 PM
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It was pretty, interesting concept, great fight scenes... but ultimately the story and characters were terribly lacking. Couldn't get into it at all, and I was struggling to stay interested.

Might have been nicer were it a 3 episode OAV or something, where we could understand this world, its people and what the hell is going on.
Mar 30, 2010 5:30 AM

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was it drawn in ms paint?
Mar 30, 2010 6:32 AM

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Visually, seems to be a demonstration of the kind of aesthetic used in Kemonozume. A little Mononoke, too.

It also reminded me of the video game Okami.

Fun concept, just not much substance to it as a 24-minute oneshot.

My guess is that it's an experiment with some ideas for a full series.
Mar 30, 2010 3:57 PM

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I only watched it because it's only 1 episode, and I'm glad I did. I can't say I liked it, but it was fun enough to watch one time.
Mar 30, 2010 5:32 PM

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I didn't really get into it, but i loved the art, it was really refreshing. I love deformed art. :D

But can't say I'll remember it
Mar 31, 2010 12:51 AM

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ninja meets artist.... eh
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Mar 31, 2010 6:08 AM

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It was weird, but it was fine. I don't think I could have gone through it if it was longer.
Mar 31, 2010 10:01 AM

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Animation style reminded me of Windy Tales
Mar 31, 2010 1:40 PM

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It was OK ! the story was very nice , and there were good fights too ~
but the art was really weird , well I LOVE weird arts but this was one err
there was something wrong with it @__@ it could get better !
I hope they make an anime :3 but with good art this time -__- !
Apr 1, 2010 3:16 AM

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somehow i liked it
but the art was .....

u can say it's art just 4 fight scenes
Apr 2, 2010 6:41 AM

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The story is pretty good. But the art was mehhh..
Apr 2, 2010 5:20 PM

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The story was fine for one episode. I'm not a fan of the deformed character art and animation either, but other than that it looked good. It had a lot of action and fast pacing so it wasn't boring.
Apr 3, 2010 4:01 PM

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I really wish they had done a full season of this. I really enjoyed the art style, it had potential to have a good storyline too.
Apr 8, 2010 9:26 PM

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exactly. Thats what i liked about it...
Apr 12, 2010 10:40 AM

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I really dug the art style to this, it had a weird kind of sketch art to it. Which I felt was appropriate due to the who calligraphy theme. The story was pretty basic, but it seemed to leave way for a sequel, since not much was resolved.
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Apr 19, 2010 9:58 PM

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just watched it and it got drills in it. good fight scene and did i heard ayako kawasumi as ena?
Apr 23, 2010 8:13 PM

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This is the worst art I've ever seen in an anime, hands down. This is also the worst anime I've ever seen.

The fight scenes were meh.
May 2, 2010 10:57 AM

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Story came out of nowhere and one silly action scene after another didn't leave much place for plot or character devellopment or to introduce the universe.
Characters were stereotypical and annoying at best and the character design really wasn't of my taste (though I can admit that it's quite original).
May 11, 2010 6:18 PM
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it was iight so i gave it a 6 expected a lil more
Jul 22, 2010 6:29 PM

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Decent enough one-shot

I personally liked the art, the action scenes were flawless, if you can looked past all the squigglies! :P

The fight scene of the dude with the paper towel roll, was amazing, definitely the best fight.

The story was meh, the concept was great, but the plot was non-existent.

I think it could make for an awesome series.


Urahara Out!!
May 2, 2012 3:14 PM

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Relatively rough art means relatively good animation isn't very expensive but I found I tended to lose track of what was going on when things moved very quickly.

Story was pretty standard shonen stuff. Not very interesting.
Aug 26, 2018 5:38 PM

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That was outta nowhere, it was almost like I played a middle episode of the series. Nothing was developed, just plain action and most of all the villain got away, whom by the way what motivated his actions? As for Shiro, he wasn't much of an MC, but that's just because he wasn't developed enough. Like most people, I think it needs a full story and it would it be killa.

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