Yozakura Quartet Hana no Uta Anime Review
Few years ago, I watched an anime that was really cool. But as always, it ended really bland and me wanting more. Years later, I discovered that anime got rebooted. Lol.
I never knew.
Uuuggghhhhh…I should have known. Tsk.
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Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta is a rebooted version of the anime, Yozakura Quartet, that was released around 2008. Like any other reboot, I greatly appreciate the existence of this new version, as the new one tackled the story much better than its predecessor. Heh. Its now clear that I favor this newer version. You’ll understand my sentiment as I explain my thoughts.
Yozakura Quartet (2008) version was an enjoyable anime. The characters were very likeable and the story was really interesting. But everything felt short because of its inconsistent storytelling and pace. The outdated animation didn’t help either. That’s why, I am happy this got rebooted.
For this new version, a lot has changed. From the story to the animation, everything was leveled up. Still, the awesomeness of the casts remained with the addition of huge character developments. I am so happy!!
The story in the newer version was a lot more coherent and it flowed naturally, though I did find the last arc of the series anticlimactic. The fight scenes was less appealing and the impact of the antagonist wasn’t strong as I wanted. I mean, its the last arc of the anime, so I expected it to be “exciting” and “intense”. But, it never reached that level. Still, it was better than the previous version.. I am not sure if this Hana no Uta followed the manga compared to the 2008 version, but it felt like it did. Heh.
Like what I said above, the characters in this series were amazing. Each one of them was unique and very memorable. They’re definitely the driving force in making this series really fun. Just like the story, there were some changes on the characters too. As much as I love the characters in the 2008 version, they were to rigid and stiff on some moments and it was a huge turn off on my part. If I remember it right, it was only the main 2 protagonists that got (or barely) character development. That bad. I guess, its how the characters were written at that time that made them worse compared to Hana no Uta. So yeah, the newer version is whole alot better. Not only the writers made sure to expose the personalities and quirks of each character, they also got the right amount of character development. Because of this, it covered the holes and empty spaces I wanted for the 2008 version. Oooohohohohoh.
The last (really huge) change done in the anime would be the animation. Lemme tell you, I could never recommend you guys to watch the 2008 version, even though its dear to my heart, as its animation was so outdated even for its year. I mean, its peers were Spice & Wolf, Code Geass R2, Soul Eater, Casshern Sins & bruh, Gundam 00. Those animes I mentioned had already amazing animation for their time, and yet, the 2008 version of Yozakura Quartet was much worse than them.
That’s why this new version was a breat of fresh air for me.
Not only the character designs looks amazing, the fight scenes was really smooth and were animated really well. I really really love it and it elevated my enjoyment of the series alot more.
Overall, this anime was a lot better than its predecessor. Yozakura Quartet Hana no Uta was really enjoyable and fun to watch. There wasn’t a dull moment in the series and it’s also unpredictable at times. Other than the underwhelming last arc of the series, everything is perfect.
After updating my MAL, I realized that this anime has some sequels. Ooohoohohohoh. Gonna check them out soon to know more about this series. I might also wanna check its manga. From its story, I think I might enjoy reading it.
Okay, that is all.
This has been Will Sirius and thank you for reading.