Minor Spoilers! (very minimal, just suggestive :D)
This is my first review, and while it isnt my forte, i felt compelled to write one for this series. All of the words stated below are just my opinion.
While interesting at times, Sankarea has a confusing and over complicated story with its progression moving at odd speeds. It starts by following Furuya Chiriro, an eccentric person and overall zombie nerd. Due to a recent development, he starts experimenting on how to create a "zombie-like" lifeform. Now, the pacing through the first two eps or so is relatively slow, but understandably so, as it is essential
to creating that premise for the story. Sankarea doesn't actually mess up all that much in the first 5-6 eps, but after that, it starts to fall flat and the drama element is much less impactful. The pace of the story starts to pick up as new developments occur and characters are in peril, which is of course great, but after this event takes place, the story grinds to a halt and gets sidetracked for quite a while, leading to incomplete progression which just leaves a bitter aftertaste. Overall though, i do appreciate that it was trying to go for something unique and tie it back into a SoL romcom/drama sort of thing, but it just doesn't work.
No qualms here. Great for 2012, and pretty beautiful as a whole for the time period. Especially nice animation on action parts.
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Nano.RIPE was used for the opening (one of my personal fav bands) and it also has a stunning and somber ending, perfectly accentuating the mood and fitting perfectly. Stellar.
Another slip up of this series, the characters aren't exceptionally intriguing/interesting. While relatable at times, some are so underdeveloped that their actions feel very useless in the serie. It just doesn't feel like the amount of screen time was used efficiently in development and the overall focus of the series shifted too much between characters, leading back to that "underdeveloped" feel.
Not too bad, i had some good laughs here and there, and nothing hindered the experience of the show too much. Just a fun show.
Now this may be a little harsh, but from an objective standpoint, Sankarea is struggling in key points and just doesn't achieve certain elements effectively and as strongly as what they were going for. While this score is a tad bit low, i would encourage people to watch it as it can appeal to a relatively large audience.