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"February Edition Review #4"
"A surplus of cliche for your eyes!"
Yachi Haruaki is a high school boy who is naturally resistant to curses. After his father sends him a mysterious black cube, Haruaki awakes to find a nude girl named Fear standing in his kitchen. She’s the human form of the cursed black cube and an instrument
of torture! Utilizing her special abilities, Fear fights alongside Haruaki to defeat other cursed instruments and their owners.
The story here held the potential to be dramatic and intense but a flash of pansu indicated the true horror of this supposed horror Anime. The story here is comedy dependent on bland fan-service with the addition of a predictable plot. The fan-service
in this Anime is overly used and grows scale in taste becoming an annoyance quickly. If you eat the same dinner for days on end it grows boring as you get used to it well the fan-service here is persistent and ends up like that dinner, garbage. Due to trying
to use ecchi and moe as a main support without a good story, comedy, action, or any developed appeal it set itself up for collapse. Ecchi is meant to be a minor element not a dominant theme but most Anime today don't agree with this idea.
Now looking past the fan-service the story lacks plot development due to trying to concentrate on other elements. Besides the expected lack of romance development and stereotypical ecchi this Anime includes some darker parts making them stick out when
compared to other elements I see. Just because it sticks out doesn't make it a good thing like drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth. I feel the darker aspects of the Anime showed the potential the Anime had at the start but due to the nature of
the rest of the Anime it never fits in well when the scenes do come around not to say they were bad but it never holds up.
So besides this Anime's identity issues about being a serious or light hearted story there is still one more turn down and that is the "side stories". The characters go on a lot of side adventures that always divert away from the main issue. Besides adding
more side characters, that serve no purpose, it advances the story minimally. The new side characters are either over shadowed or become fodder to the fan-service.
The cast here are built like a lot of characters from other series making them less memorable. Besides being forgettable they never really spiced up the Anime with their personalities which I found to be disappointing as it could have made this Anime decent
or at least more enjoyable. When watching the Anime the characters personalities besides being weak seem to change, and become more intense when dark scenes come around, this signifies the lack of adaptability in the characters in dangerous situations as they
are forced to take on different personas. As far as being a good source of comedy I didn't laugh at most of the humor but it may fall down to personal taste as I just felt the humor was weak and similar to many other Anime of the harem variety.
Now the romance if you could even call it that was horrible. It got nowhere just like everything else in this show. I'm sure you guys heard of the cliche in Anime when the girl freeloads off the guy and they end up together. Well I thought I thought this
would be the case but we didn't even reach this point. I'm not sure if I'm happy that this Anime avoided a cliche for once or angry at the lack of any form of romantic development. In the end I don't think any of the characters actually had feelings for each
other except for the big-breasted one who was some sort of childhood friend big surprise.
-Visual: I found the character designs pleasing enough and they were good for the time it was produced. I think the choice of color was good especially during the darker
scenes. During the darker scenes the color palette for the surroundings changed to assist in creating a mood for the time which I felt was a nice touch. When the fighting stops the scenery is rather pleasing and nicely done.
-Animation: The animation wasn't smooth and this is a problem due to the fact that the Anime has a good amount of fight scenes so good animation can really promote that
if it were done better.
-Auditory: Due to that dark aspects of the Anime and the lighthearted aspects of the Anime finding a song to complement both is hard. I feel the choice in the opening song
was made to appeal to the lighthearted elements leaving the dark half of the show to be discovered. The song itself is nothing amazing either and is soon forgotten.
While watching this Anime I was fairly confused and enthralled. I liked when the Anime got dark as it was a change of pace but never did fit in. A lot of the elements were just weak and never left an impact. I would not recommend this Anime to anyone as
there are plenty of average Anime that are better then this.
( After some calculations including my own overall enjoyment I have come up with this score.)
Score : 3.8/10
Hello hope this Review isn't a bore to you guys. Also be sure to check out my partner's Blog who goes by the name
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