May 17, 2017
5 of 12 episodes seen
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This is my first review, but I can say I am confident in my current opinions on this series. I'll skip over my personal praise and jump to the individual aspects of this series so far however.
I am a writer, and am pursuing writing as a very possible career, and have watched quite a bit of anime so far. It is what I pull a lot of inspiration and lessons from, and has been a great way of improving my quality and skills as a writer. Taking in this series and what it has to offer, from just the episodes so far I've learned
a great lesson in writing; adding uniqueness to your story that has not been seen in other people's stories before. This may be a spoiler, but what occurs in Kado when the cube makes contact is not what you'd expect, which is massive destruction or the emergence of aliens or robots or any other evil foreign entity, but rather the cube setting down almost perfectly and a human emerge which, so far, has not been hostile whatsoever. Breaking barriers of what the viewer expects is great and usually tough to achieve as a writer, but so far Mado Nozaki has done an amazing job with the series.
This is actually a surprising score for myself to give, as I generally hate CG/CGI animations, although I've completely lost concern and care for the CGI in Kado so far. The backgrounds and other objects aside from the humans all appear to not be CG/CGI, at least to me, and the humans actually blend very well with them. Also, did I mention how stunning the cube, Kado, has been so far? Its shifting colors and movements are, as another reviewer stated, eye candy, and I've enjoyed every chance I've got to look at Kado. Japan's scenery is also portrayed very well in the series so far, and we have yet to see if the series will extend further to other countries/areas.
I love music and sound effects in anime, and the music is nothing short of a masterpiece so far. The opening gives off eerie yet majestic vibes, and the singer expresses the greatness of what Kado: The Right Answer has to offer. The ending, despite many skipping over it, is actually very good also, and you can even hear the Japanese oriental sounds mixed in near the beginning (pardon me if I termed that incorrectly). Aside from that, from what we've heard songwise in the series so far, almost all of it has been majestic and attractive to the ears, at least mine, and they've done a fantastic job on the sound effects for Kado, the elements of the world, and even the little things such as echoing footsteps and rolling WAM.
So far the characters have been all-around great, with not that many cliches, troupes, or copy-paste characters. And there will always be some underlying similarities between how characters act in anime, as we all are humans and similar in our personalities and reactions. But the characters that most stand out to me are the main-main ones, such as Shindou and zaShunina. Shindou has this very stern and down-to-the-point personality, one that we don't normally see as often if at all, probably because it's hard for most writers to execute well. However Mado has done superb with Shindou and his interaction in the world so far, and everything Shindou says or does intrigues me. This is the same with zaShunina also. I expected zaShunina to come to Earth with some evil plan, whether that be direct or underlying, and when that didn't happen I expected him to come to spread or share an insane idea or religious belief, both of which he did not do either. I am closely analyzing zaShunina whenever he says something, and am waiting to find out what his true intentions are if he even has any, which honestly at this point I'm somewhat convinced he's a character type I have never seen in anime or any other form of media for that matter.
That's about all I have for my review, and I do hope it helped. I highly recommend you give this series a try if you have not yet done so, as I believe it truly offers a story and idea that has never been seen in anime yet, at least in my experience of watching it.