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Mar 21, 2013 8:25 PM

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5/10, meh. Maybe I should've given it a 4, I'm not sure.

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Meh ending is meh. Even Chaos;Head ending was better.


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Mar 21, 2013 8:29 PM

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Crap ending; they do everything to make mecha look unrealistic...and in the end, they save the world with mecha.

And why no Daru? This site got my hopes up by listing him as one of the characters of this show.

Overall I enjoyed this anime though; even though it was slow at some times. So giving this a 7+/10
 
Mar 21, 2013 8:33 PM

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It was a relaxing show for me to watch at the beginning and I did enjoy it thoroughly as the story began to finally unfold. It could have been better in terms of the action scenes and the final episodes weren't really exciting.


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Mar 21, 2013 8:39 PM

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About a 7.5/10
I really liked the characters but the plot wasn't very good.
The mecha battle wasn't over the top which is nice since this only takes place 5 years in the future. It seemed not too far fetched.
 
 
Mar 21, 2013 8:43 PM

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kai had a 3some with the sisters later that night. 10 years later, aki grew big boobies like her sister. all is good.

7/10 for 3some.
 
Mar 21, 2013 8:46 PM
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I give this anime a 6/10 but am i missing something here or did this anime just leave a few holes. I mean the monopole falling from the sky was weird i was hoping for a better explanation on why only they have the monopole, the final episode of gunvarell not being released but then released out of no where? kai and akis abilities were there for only for useful for a few episodes but thats it? I mean no info on how they got it besides the incident when they were young im just confused why they got it and reasons for. I mean it felt like that incident was only there to set up for this so so finale i mean i understand the older sister foiled the villians plans but i thought that incident was a big letdown now. no explanation on fraus mothers death or disappearance besides the comittee of 300. I feel from this anime is that they tried making it mysterious with all the interesting things popping up but they were just small bits for a not awesome finale. Idk maybe i need to rewatch the episodes again and some of my questions can be answered but i really felt this show was a letdown.
 
Mar 21, 2013 9:01 PM

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My guess is the final average rating on MAL will be around 8. It could have been better, but the last few episodes just seemed to lose some of the punch of the first two-thirds.
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Mar 21, 2013 9:06 PM
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Wow. Can't believe the ride is over. I really looked forward to this episode and although it wasn't perfect or the best, it was good. Going into this, I always separated it from Steins;Gate because it is not S;G nor C;H and stands alone for what it is.

It was nice that Aki and Kai finally got through to Misa, she remembered who she used to be and they defeated Kimijima Kou. I thought it was a little funny when he said something like, "I'll just come back again two or three times" Just had to laugh at that; ain't gonna happen! I liked the little mini-epilogue at the end, implying that Kai grew up to be an astronaut but was hoping they would've shown what happened to everyone else too. Somehow I think the episode would've been more fulfilling if we had gotten a glimpse of that.

In terms of unresolved plot, (as much as it kills me to admit all these obvious things even though I loved the characters, etc.) I wonder just how Misa came to know KK, is Kona's mother still alive? (sorry if this was already answered, just forgot), who is the fourth member in that robotics club picture, and what was up with Subaru's backstory with his father? Also, I've read some information on why KK is the way he is but devoting an episode to his character development would've made him seem like "the villain" a bit more.

There were a couple of times that I thought the Sumeragi would just wreck the Super GunPro-1 and I was surprised that it just lost the left pile bunker like that right away but it kinda helped to build up the hype for the match; just as if Misa and Kai were playing a game of Kill Ballad. And poor Kai, I think he used the EMS slow-motion trick like 3 or 4 times too! Very glad no good-guy casualties here.

Overall, a show that I looked forward to every week and one I'll definitely remember; interesting and likable characters, good themes, a little romance (^.^), and deep messages in short words. Gunvarrel Ankh Strikahhh!

Now if only I could get my hands on the VN...
 
Mar 21, 2013 9:07 PM
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Extremely disappointing ending and 'plot', but will give 7/10 because the first half was soo good.

On a side note, does anyone know the name of or where i can find the instrumental song that plays at beginning of this episode and the first episode?
 
 
Mar 21, 2013 9:12 PM

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7/10. Really disappointing ending. And it didn't have enough "impact" or leave an impact on the viewers like Steins;Gate and Chaos;Head did. In fact, its lack of impact surprises me. The moments of epicness just weren't enough compared to that of Steins;Gate and Chaos;Head. I'd say Robotics;Notes is the worst of them. They really could have done better by introducing a more serious tone instead of the BS justice theme they were portraying.
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Mar 21, 2013 9:14 PM

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It was just ok for the first half, the second half was bullshit, deus ex and asspulls one after the other. 4/10, I was expecting something much better after Steins;Gate (which is in my top 5 in fact).
 
Mar 21, 2013 9:15 PM

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Was Aki in the new GunVarrel, and Kai in the space shuttle?
 
Mar 21, 2013 9:20 PM

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All in all it was good, not on S;G level though, which I shouldn't have expected, probably the reason why I didn't enjoy this as much.

7/10 all in all
 
Mar 21, 2013 9:23 PM
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It was just ok for the first half, the second half was bullshit, deus ex and asspulls one after the other. 4/10, I was expecting something much better after Steins;Gate (which is in my top 5 in fact).

Care to remind me where the deus ex machina was?

Also, why compare it with S;G? Yes, they're both the same VN company, but NOT the same animation studio. This one ommited a lot of things, hence I found no comparison point.
 
 
Mar 21, 2013 9:24 PM

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Either 4/10 or 5/10, completely average from the first to the last episode.
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Mar 21, 2013 9:51 PM

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Intereo said:

Care to remind me where the deus ex machina was?


Monopoles falling from the sky without reason? I won't start with the ass pulls because they're too many to even bother mentioning them.

Intereo said:

Also, why compare it with S;G? Yes, they're both the same VN company, but NOT the same animation studio. This one ommited a lot of things, hence I found no comparison point.


I'm not comparing, just that before starting I had great expectations because of Steins;Gate, of course I was wrong.
 
Mar 21, 2013 10:03 PM
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Monopoles falling from the sky without reason?

You're right about that, but as far as I know there IS a reason. Just as I said before, Production I.G ommited it. And don't get me wrong, it was also dissapointing for me.
 
 
Mar 21, 2013 10:03 PM

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A generous 7/10. Ending was yeah...
 
Mar 21, 2013 10:14 PM

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it was fun
7/10
 
Mar 21, 2013 10:17 PM
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I really enjoyed this show when it was a slice-of-life about kids making robots. The last 5-6 episodes were a disappointment. (And yet, most of the negative reactions to this show still strike me as completely undeserved.)
 
 
Mar 21, 2013 10:18 PM
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4/10, everything seemed so pointless until the last 5 or so episodes and then it ended in the most predictable way it could (although to be fair I saw this coming from a mile, this show wasn't intended for my demograph but I kept watching anyway). The ending was eh.. infact today was a day of disappointing endings between PP and this.. well I didn't have too much hopes for this one so I can't really call it disappointing.
 
Mar 21, 2013 10:23 PM
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At least the climax was entertaining


That's because you saw it in Iru-O. In reality nothing actually happened (they saw nothing). AR fights are lame.

Sawada comes in with the anti-Kojima "missile" code and proxy saves the day. Pretty anticlimactic.
 
Mar 21, 2013 10:29 PM
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I had this series at an 8/10 for almost the entire run, but the last few episodes brought it down to a 7/10 for me.

I think what hurt this show the most was how realistic it was trying to be. For me, I was expecting the Committee of 300 and the conspiracies to have more of an impact on the world and the characters, and I really wanted to see Kai and Aki build a robot just like Gunvarrell, and not just in physical appearance. I was expecting the robot to eventually become a badass killing machine that saves the world from the revolting robot army...and instead we got a slow, barely functional robot that somehow manages to defeat a singular enemy who's clearly better.

The characters saved the show, but this concept had so much potential that just never came to be.
 
Mar 21, 2013 10:33 PM

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That's It???

UGh....how anti-climatic!

This anime had a lot of great moments and tons of interests at one point....but the story was so convoluted it's kinda hard to appreciate it.

7/10......as usual, I'm generous with my ratings.
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Mar 21, 2013 10:46 PM

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Despite its many flaws, I couldn't help but enjoy this. I really liked the characters.

Same here! I really enjoyed Robotics;Notes as a whole. Characters were all likeable and just downright fun. Frau is the freakin' best though, always made me laugh. xD I admit this last episode was pretty cliche and quite anti-climatic but I still liked it. I just love how Gunvarrel became the 'hero' again. Kai becoming the astronaut and an actual Gunvarrel Robot was fully-built? Damn! It's a shame Daru didn't make an appearance, was looking forward to that so much.
Overall, giving Robotics;Notes an 8/10
 
Mar 21, 2013 10:49 PM

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What the fuck.

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About the episode - Lame. That was some deus ex machina. Seriously, I know we've seen a lot of characters snap out of the hypnotism when some grand speech has been made but fuck. That was horrible. Aki's speech was bad as always. The only good thing about this episode is that Kai knows Misa always ducks 4 units to the right... Kimijima Kou's soldiers was defeated like no problem. No fuck was given.

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About the series,

Story - Story is average. One problem of the story is that a bunch of highschool kids and an old geezer can build a robot while there are thousands of adults there that didn't do shit about Kimijima Kou. Also there were a lot of Deus ex Machina moments. Especially the bird disarming Airi with the gun. What the fuck? That was like the worst possible way to get out of that situation. But to be honest, despite that, I thought the first half was really good. The mysteries and such. The build up was slow and nice so I was expecting a lot but this is what I get. Sigh.

Characters - Horrible characters. Kona, Sawada, Nae, Old geezer are the only decent ones. The rest are just BAD. Don't even need to explain.

Art - Art is average. Not bad but not really something to boast of.

Animation - I felt like Production I.G could have done a better job in the animation department. I mean, the animation is not bad but I just know that they can do more. I guess they prioritized Psycho-Pass more than this. Not that a great animation will change the lame conclusion but its a bit disappointing to see Production I.G not doing their best with this series considering how well people received S;G.

Sound - A bit above average. I must admit Kagome Kagome was catchy. Both opening and ending songs are also good.

Overall Enjoyment - As I've said I enjoyed the series up to episode 15 or something. The build up and hints for the big war was exciting. But well, I don't know. I don't know why it went GC. I know it won't really surpass S;G or get close to it from the start because of the characters but I am really disappointed. I would rather watch an Anime with boring, average start and a epic second half than the opposite. I guess all of us do.

6/10 The score from the bottom of my heart is 6.5 but...

Oh well, at least the first half is enjoyable. And this series is not even a bad anime compared to the others. Its just hella disappointing.
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Mar 21, 2013 10:55 PM

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Ohh Noooo.... i like how it end but ending didnt feel like ending to me, i cant feel any climax . .
overall i like the series its gonna be 8/10 for me.. and faru yeah u totally just died there :D.. gonna miss the robotics club!!! and WhoTheHell are those 3 astronauts lols..

 
Mar 21, 2013 11:01 PM
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Was this how the VN ended?
 
 
Mar 21, 2013 11:07 PM

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I really wish they there was atleast one more ep. The ending was just.. mehhhh. I knew they wouldn't be able to do a proper epilogue considering the content they had to fit in, but damn.. the ending was just so underwhelming. It just left you asking "That's it?".

This ending drops the rating by 1 for me - 6/10.
 
Mar 21, 2013 11:11 PM
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Making echo in the land of the lambs,

Meh.

6/10.
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Mar 21, 2013 11:13 PM
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The robot battle was lame as hell. It shouldn't have even been a close fight considering the specs and mobility between both robots, even with the whole "slow mo" thing going on. Whatever though, overall it was still fairly good. 7/10
 
Mar 21, 2013 11:30 PM

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wouldnt it make sense for aki to be the astronaut? and kai to be in the new gunpro at the end? since hes the one whos been piloting it the entire time..whatever...very anti-climatic series.
 
 
Mar 21, 2013 11:38 PM
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Under average ending, overall 7.5/10 series for me.
Still have some questions unanswered like what really happened to Frau's mother (director of the Gunvarrell show), and others I don't remember at this moment.
 
Mar 21, 2013 11:47 PM

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dacak said:
Roxkis said:
I don't know what i was hoping for with all things considered but that wasn't it.


kinda how i feel too. not that I hated the show or anything just expected the final episode to have more....IMPACT!


Exactly. Also so whats the explanation of killing those top Kill-balad(spelling?) players?
7/10
 
Mar 21, 2013 11:49 PM

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The series started off mediocre then got a lot better, and then became mediocre again right towards the end... And I really didn't like Aki for some reason.

I was actually planning on giving this a 9 when all that tension was still there in the show, especially when Mizuka died, and the conspiracy was being unraveled. Disappointing ending.
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Mar 22, 2013 12:15 AM

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that's it????? well i expected some fast-paced action of those robot battle lol
and i think yashio will got faint or something like that because of overdosed lol

well good series in overall
 
 
Mar 22, 2013 12:38 AM

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This was fun to watch for sure at most parts but it kinda ended with a lack luster bang. :/ I am kinda disappointed a bit with how it ended without reading the VN. I was expecting... well more after all of the thread hype?

Not sure what to rate...
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Mar 22, 2013 12:40 AM

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I dunno what to think about R;N. I didn't like Aki all that much, but Kai grew on me over time and Frau was very entertaining and sweet. The music was awesome, there were a few scenes that really made my hair stand on end in anticipation. But overall, the plot was kinda meh and didn't draw me in much. It was still an entertaining anime, but I do agree with many others that something was lacking and it could've been so much more. I'm a little disappointed, but still glad I watched it after all. It was still one of the better animes this season in my opinion.

I really hope this encourages more studios to attempt sci fi (non bullshit harem) animes in the future!
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Mar 22, 2013 12:43 AM
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The robot fight wasn't as great as I hoped it would be. It was an ass-pull that Kai was able to use that slow motion 3 times after all that talk of him possibly dying since he collapsed the first time it was activated.

Next, how is it that a fast robot couldn't destroy that truck when it's so fast i the first place? That's just stupid! Everyone knows that a truck like that - especially a truck in Japan - don't have much power and are slow. I liked how the two robots nearly killed each other in the end, but the fight just ended so anti-climatically. I mean, all that build up and it just ended with Nae imputing the cancel order just in time.

Also, what's up with those 3 astronauts flying into space? They just put that there without any explanation. Even Chaos;Head had a better ending than this one - and that show was ultra condensed. So disappointed. 6/10 for me.
 
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Also, what's up with those 3 astronauts flying into space? They just put that there without any explanation.


It was Kai, and the girl on top of the "real" Gunvarrel Robot is Akiho. MANY THINGS were OMITTED from the VN.

MANY THINGS... TT_TT

I honestly can't think why that they can't actually push the series into a full 24/25 episode series... It would surely be less compacted and rushed like this....

Robotic;Notes is in indeed the weakest, when compared to Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate. But this adaptation is just making it seems like it's the worst thing ever....
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Mar 22, 2013 1:19 AM

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I dropped at ep 13, soon after I restarted watching, and it was good and tense till some point.

Final Score : I regret watching this.
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Mar 22, 2013 1:21 AM
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The robot fight wasn't as great as I hoped it would be. It was an ass-pull that Kai was able to use that slow motion 3 times after all that talk of him possibly dying since he collapsed the first time it was activated.


Yeah I was expecting at least some kind of repercussion from using that slow-motion trigger thing. He should have at the very least collapsed or something, it's supposed to be a huge strain on his heart/body...

Hm and people were complaining about PP's ending. Nope, PP's ending was great, this was...meh. This definitely felt empty, and there's nothing really left to ponder about. It's just...an end. This anime has had a lot of good moments but I don't think the anime as a whole was executed that well. It was like a slice-of-life and mystery but they weren't really integrated together :/ I'm stuck between rating this a 6 or 7.
 
Mar 22, 2013 1:25 AM

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It was a fun ride i already knew i was expecting to much out of this from the start,just something about this ending...didn't like it at all.

Giving this a 8/10 but feels like a 7.
 
Mar 22, 2013 1:28 AM

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That was one of the lamest endings I've seen in a while. Deus Ex Machina + all of the over-used troopes. Yeah, 2 episodes ago, one seizure knocks him out, but now he can take 3. That's bullshit. 5/10 for the whole thing, for having been 50% filler. Why were Jun and Subaru even IN this show? They could have been replaced by... anything really.
 
 
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Deus Ex Machina + all of the over-used troopes..


There's no Deux Ex Machina, it's just the fact that the adaptation was too butchered and omitted way too many of the tech explanations that was there in the original VN...

Eventhough it's weaker than Chaos;head and Steins;Gate, the original source itself is pretty good. but...damn it...
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Mar 22, 2013 1:37 AM

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overall i really liked it but the last ep was really poor and very anti-climax 7/10.
 
 
Mar 22, 2013 1:37 AM

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kaimax said:
DmonHiro said:
Deus Ex Machina + all of the over-used troopes..


There's no Deux Ex Machina, it's just the fact that the adaptation was too butchered and omitted way too many of the tech explanations that was there in the original VN...

Eventhough it's weaker than Chaos;head and Steins;Gate, the original source itself is pretty good. but...damn it...
FUCK YOU Production IG...

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"Hey, here's a device that can trigger your slow-motion seizure!"
"Hey, here's a device that can fool Kou's IR!"
"Hey, here are some monopoles that fell for the sky so you can build your motors!"
"Hey, here's this program that can delete Kou!"
"Hey, for some reason, your carppy robot CAN MATCH THE SPEED OF YOUR SLOW-MOTION REACTION TIME!
"Hey, I made it so you can take 3 heart attacks in a row without much damage!"
"Hey, now you're an astronaut!"

Yeah... I'm going to stick to my deus-ex machina complain. Since I haven't read the VN, these are all major D-E M for me.
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DmonHiro said:

Yeah... I'm going to stick to my deus-ex machina complain. Since I haven't read the VN, these are all major D-E M for me.


I'm just saying that they are "originally" not, but this adaptation made them look like D-E M.

The astronaut one really "hurt" though....they have the gall to show that when Kai never explained it at all in this anime... GAH

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DmonHiro said:
"Hey, here's a device that can trigger your slow-motion seizure!"
"Hey, here's a device that can fool Kou's IR!"
"Hey, here are some monopoles that fell for the sky so you can build your motors!"
"Hey, here's this program that can delete Kou!"
"Hey, I made it so you can take 3 heart attacks in a row without much damage!"
"Hey, now you're an astronaut!"

Yeah... I'm going to stick to my deus-ex machina complain. Since I haven't read the VN, these are all major D-E M for me.


I never thought of some of these things, but yeah, the final was so cliche, I wanted to rate it a 8 because I liked some episodes and scenes, but with this ending and other reasons (some are are listed above) a 7 is fair enough, I don't feel it like an 8 anymore.
 
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