The story is somewhat confusing at first, but you eventually get the hang of it if you watch enough episodes.
When I first heard about Air Gear, I was intrigued simply because it was an anime which was about something different - a sort of sport or hobby... However, "motorized roller blades" ? That is something entirely different, and I simply had to try it out. After the first episode, I enjoyed it a lot - so I started to watch all the other episodes, and then by the time I realised - I enjoyed Air Gear so much that I practically had watched a
good 14 or so episodes. When I was up to episode 14, I said to myself: "May as well watch the rest!" - so I did, and nearing the end, it became fantastic!
You may think 25 episodes is quite a lot, and it can be - however, give it a few episodes to start off by and you will enjoy this anime - especially if you are into roller blading, or motorized mechanics! Heck, even if your into clubs, groups, or gangs.
By the 25th episode... I wanted more, I wasn't content with just all that... What happened next? Was that all of it? How? Why? Where?
I personally enjoyed the art. The wallpapers found on the internet or on google images etc, are amazing! However, in the anime its awesome. Not only does this anime involve male characters with various sizes, attributes, and looks... It also involves female characters, who are all so completely different. Certain parts within the anime can also be called "art" in its own way... To those who have seen previews or sneak peaks, or even the whole anime... You'll know what I refer to.. :) Hint: *splash splash*
Anyway enough with that, when Ikki and others battle or race... The art left me speechless. The amount of effort put into all of it was truely inspirational. It also twirls you in, making you wish you were actually doing all of this, being able to ride up walls, go as fast as you want - even "fly".
First things first... Music. When a battle or race starts... When something occurs... It all trascends into a bucket full of... What's the word I'm looking for..? Vibrations? No. Hmm, can't think of the word, but you know what I mean. ;) It's just something which is mind-blowing!
One of my favourite tracks in this anime would be the opening theme, "Chain". (Heck, I even set it as my ring tone! Haha!)
The music and sounds also involve the viewer to believe that, they are actually participating in what is going on, instead of just watching.
Character: 10/10 + Enjoyment: 10/10
I personally believe that both the Character and Enjoyment of this anime is outstanding. The development of the main character Ikki, is what makes Air Gear, or rather the "Air Trek", enjoyable. The better he gets, the more adventurous moments happen. Thus increasing the enjoyment the viewer receives.
The characters all have certain traits. Heck, they all probably have a time when they can share feelings or traits. Examples would be their clumsiness (just look at one of the female characters). Another could be powerful (one of the 'legendary' Air Trek users). Now, when I say perverted... Who would come to our minds first? The only two, Ikki and Simca, as well as his friend Ringo.
I don't really have anything else to say or express about this anime, besides the fact that I've rated it 10/10.
It was one of the animes that I wish were real, sure it would be a health hazzard, however it would also be so much fun and everyone would enjoy it.
Feb 21, 2011
The story could certainly be hard to describe without spoilers, however if you have already watched the anime, heard about it, or simply read the synopsis, then please read on.
The story advances at a steady pace, however sometimes it can be slow while sometimes it can be fast. I personally thought the story was interesting, and it intrigued me to watch more and more of it. There are no filler episodes, as each episode contributes to something within the story. Thankfully no episodes have extremely long talks, nor do they have "no action". There will always be a little bit of action, and comedy in ... certain area's.
The art I found quite thrilling, it was something different to see, the backgrounds blended nicely with what was going on, as well as sometimes the mood of the character. It isn't ugly or poor, it's very good quality art.
In my opinion the sound was okay, there wasn't any unnecessary sounds within any of the episodes, and the sound also corresponded with what was going on. Obviously the character voices and such, but also the sound of the background noises - the wind, the birds, insects, etc.
As soon as I started watching this anime, I fell victim to the characters.
They are all so different, and you will be unable to choose which is your favourite character.
Good, or evil, both shall win you over. Throughout the anime, you learn more about the characters and their personalities.
Enjoyment: Personally this anime made me laugh quite a lot, and at certain parts it even brought a tear to my eye. It is so touching, and so understanding, but at the same time it keeps you interested - wanting to know more, wanting to see what happens next.
This type of anime is one of a lot which I enjoy watching. However, from the pictures you may see of the anime - it does seem girly, and such - however, even if it does look girly, it's not. If you just take the time to watch a couple of episodes you will realise that this anime could be a great enjoyment for you.
Throughout this anime, you can easily get moved from anger, to sorrow, to guilt, and probably other emotions too. Romance is also within this anime.
Ah! My Goddess is an anime I recommended for friends to watch, and now I recommend it for you viewers to watch as well. Even if it doesn't seem appealing, give it a try and watch a couple of episodes.
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Feb 21, 2011
When I first watched this Anime movie, I wondered what it was about, and why it was called "5 Centimeters per Second".
Within the movie's three episodes, there is not really any development within them which could entrigue the viewer into wanting more unlike recent or more "fantasy" based Anime's.
5 Centimeters per Second focuses mainly on a small cast of characters, which then also combines the focus onto the relationships towards each other. One thing I saw within this movie when I watched it, was that how the characters interated with each other did intrigue me, even if the story-line didn't. The same goes for their ... carefully planned emotions.
Now as for the art within this movie... It's amazing. Beautiful infact, especially backgrounds and certain scenes - if you were to compare it to other animes you would see that the art in 5 Centimeters per Second would be beautifully compared to others, however for some - it'll be like a light is guiding the way. Every little detail to do with art in the anime, is amazingly co-ordinated... Not one bit seems out of place. Comparing the art to the characters may not seem all that appealing, however it somewhat just co-exists to make it such a magnificent movie.
As for the sound, I didn't really take an interest in the music, for myself it wasn't that motivating, and as far as I can remember, there wasn't all that much to be joyful about.
The enjoyment of the piece would probably be fair, as it would be suited for certain people, where as for others it would not be interesting to them as it hasn't got any "action" within it, nothing which could change the story-line of the "anime".
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