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This show represents Sanzigen’s 10th anniversary. 2 seasons of 12 episodes.
The storyline is pretty bad, for the first season. The messy intro, the messy climax and the absolutely distasteful ending of the first season. Pacing is very messy too. Fast and slow, its incredibly confusing, and I’m surprised I survived the season. Character development as close to zero. 2nd season kicked off to wherever S1 left off, but it manages to redeem itself. The story is more refined now, the resolution is clear and the climax did its thing. The pacing is a lot better too. Character development is only slightly better. Ending was pretty decent. Overall, I did not enjoy this show at all.
Animations by Sanzigen, and you know what that means? Complete CGI animations. May look a bit distasteful at first, but you will get used to it. Those who watch Arpeggio before this would feel like this show had very bad quality, compared to Arpeggio. The frame rate were bad, and the rendering is so bad. I went to an expo once and they featured Sanzigen about their animations techniques. They flaunted their techniques, say it’s very efficient and budget-saving, but it looks like its backfiring than helping. Colors are vivid, but sharpness is rather questionable.
Music is decent. The OPs and EDs were great, BGMs felt fitting too.
The cast is great. Kobayashi Yusuke, Ozawa Ari, Saito Soma, Ishigami Shizuka, Komatsu Mikako, Han Megumi, Tsuda Kenjiro, Hikasa Yoko, Kimura Subaru, Okitsu Kazuyuki, Hosoya Yoshimasa, Hayama Ikumi, Yamashita Daiki, Asakura Azumi, Kawanishi Kengo, Kobayashi Yu, Furukawa Makoto, Hondo Kaede, Asanuma Shintaro, Naganawa Maria, Eguchi Takuya, Kanemoto Hisako. It’s pretty nice.
Score: S1 | S2
Story: 6/10 | 7/10
Music: 7/10 | 8/10
VAs: 8/10 | 8.5/10
I did not enjoy this show one bit. So much for a 10th anniversary show. Even P.A.Work’s anniversary show is a lot better.