I was supposed to post this review of mine last February, on my “Valentine’s weekly special”, but chickened out as I haven’t watched it yet. Now that I had seen it, I am glad I wasn’t able to post this one. Its not a good representation of a yuri love story that I was hoping for.
Indeed, I was disappointed, but that doesn’t mean this anime was bad. I just meant that it didn’t reached my expectation and it left me wanting more.
Synopsis: Five years ago, something horrifying happened on Kamioki Island. Something so nightmarish that it stripped all memory from Mari Wakatake’s mind even as it left every other human on the island dead in its wake! Now enrolled against her will at an isolated girl’s academy, Mari is unaware that hidden eyes are watching her, waiting for her memory to return.
Buried in her psyche is the most terrifying secret of all: while Mari was the only human who lived, she may not have been the only survivor! As something in a female skin invades Kaihou Academy, Mari’s only hope may lie in a strange girl to whom she is inexplicably drawn yet cannot trust. (MAL)
I’m always frustrated seeing an underrated hidden gem with potential wasted cuz it didn’t deliver well. Blue Drop anime is an example of it.
For a sci-fi story, this anime had an interesting plot that could have reached amazing heights but fell short because of its lack of solid story progression. Don’t get me wrong, alien invasion is really generic, but the addition of drama and yuri elements sure made this anime a huge turn on to me. But it all went to waste because of the inclusion of a genre I didn’t ask for, Slice-of-life.
If you guys had been following me since the start of my blog, I adore SoL animes, but still, there is a time and place for it. As you can see from the info above, SoL genre is nowhere to be found and yet, half of the content of this anime is. WTF, bruh.
But let us look at the bright side, at least we get alot of “developments” of the main characters. We saw how their relationship bloomed, and I loved it. But, it had too much developments on the part of the supporting casts. They didn’t add much on the overall plot so they were pretty much a waste of time.
Okay, let’s proceed.
The main characters’ interactions and relationship growth were a delight to watch. From clearly “enemies” to “almost lovers”, I enjoyed it very much. It would have been nice if they had more time with each other, but bruh, the ending was one of the things I could never forget. Its so painful and yet so right. I won’t spoil what exactly happened but its really heartwrenching and sad. It’s that kind of ending that pushes you to check out the source material, but bruh, its a dead end.
The manga pretty much is the sequel of the anime, like years after the series’ events. That long. Reading it wasn’t bad, it gave me more perspective of the situation the Earth was in, but it would have been nice if it was a bit more coherent and flowy as the manga sequels were just multi-shots or very very short series.
Now, fot the art and animation, its definitely outdated. Watching it, I wasn’t expecting anything but I do like the character designs as they are quite unique in my eyes. I also like how they blend the 3D animation to the 2D, it wasn’t bad.
Overall, I enjoyed watching this anime. Even with alot of mishaps, the ending was SO RIGHT all is forgiven. LOL. Like what the famous anituber, Glass Reflection, used to say, “The ending is Paramount”, and indeed it was. Lel.
Anyway, would I recommend this? Nope, I don’t think so. Unless you are in a yuri anime hunt, then give this one a try. Heh.
That’s it for now.
Thanks for reading!!
Yo!!! It’s been awhile since I posted here on my blog. Sorry guys, believe me, I also want to post. I just don’t have time to write anything as I am quite busy watching videos instead. So its my mistake. But bruh, atleast now you can expect alot of new posts.
I won’t promise anymore to be more active but I’ll do what I can to atleast post 1 entry every week.
That is all.
See yah on my next post…