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As with its spiritual forebear, Clannad, my emotional responses and they could be quite powerful were almost always accompanied by an intellectual pushback telling me it was all artifice. The problem is that, with one possible exception, the six Super Peace Busters are all pretty much stock anime character types.
To an extent that's fine: Despite this, an air of unreality hovers over them. Because they lack a realistically complex inner life. I didn't commit to them emotionally.
I laughed at them. I even shed tears for them. But I didn't laugh or cry with them. To compensate for the lack of connection, it had to resort to emotional contrivances, such as the "mass hysteria effect" where more and more characters shed more and more tears in the hope of inducing a corresponding reaction in the viewer.
The character that showed signs of breaking her particular mould was tsundere Anaru she with the gravity defying twin tails. Perhaps it was simply that I felt sorry for her. She had a raw and earthy sensuality that I found unusual for anime. Even though she was arguably less emotionally stable than the others, I always felt there was more going on in her head.
Visually the series is a treat. The backgrounds are beautiful and the characters are, as I've said, handsome. They all have expressive faces.
Menma only needs to lower head a little, look up slightly and smile wistfully to melt your heart. Anaru only needs a slow camera pan along her legs. If ever there was an anime that overdoses on thigh fanservice, this is it.
Ano Hana is also well constructed dramatically. Although the catalyst for the subsequent events is something of a contrivance - Menma wants her wish granted but doesn't know what it is - from the first episode until the second last we follow the six as they figure out what it is they must do and, in the process, get to understand themselves just that little bit better.
The many reveals are done theatrically and I found myself thoroughly hooked into the developing story. Sadly, things fall over in the last episode during the hysterical temple scene and equally overwrought farewell scene.
Hyper-emoting characters are a cheap way to create drama. In fact, when Menma remembers what her wish was - to make Jintan cry - my response was, "well, that figures". Easily, in the end credits when the music stops momentarily and the descending grey flowers change direction and turn to orange and pink.
Such a simple effect and so affective. Appleseed movie Decent Despite an eye-popping opening fight sequence and glorious visuals throughout, it is difficult to engage with the film or the heroine, Deunan Knute.
Indeed, the computer generated animation is so good it draws attention to itself, thereby detracting from other aspects of the movie. I say good with one qualification: That aside, the premise - who may be more deserving of a future, humans or bioroids - is an intriguinging one but, because of the detachment brought about by attractive but forgettable characters, the self-consciously distracting graphics and a world that has little parallel with our own, I didn't care how the dilemma is resolved.
Aquatic Language special Decent This nine minute student film about the wonders and perils of communication pre-figures Time of Eve. The cafe and the barrista are dead ringers for their counterparts in the later anime and may prompt viewers to re-adjust their thoughts about Nagi's true nature.
The design of the characters is highly stylised, so much so that they don't fit comfortably in their 3D surroundings, something that is managed more successfully in Time of Eve. This stylisation does, however, heighten the impact when the transparent 3D fish and speech bubbles make their surprisingly joyful appearance.
The cryptic presentation may be frustrating but it does encourage the viewer to think about the subjects raised. Aria - The Natural TV Very good The second season not only gets straight down to business but it also has 26 episodes, rather than the 13 of Aria the Animation, to steadily develop the characters of the undines and to explore the wonders and mysteries of Neo Venezia.
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