September 6th, 2013

Firechick's Anime Reviews: From The New World



I give this thought provoking thriller...a 79/100.

When this was about to air, I thought it sounded interesting and resolved to watch it, even though at the time I couldn't because I had to start school in my new living quarters. I mean, the concept of kids questioning the way their so-called utopian society works...I like that sort of thing! I thought it'd be a heck of a lot better than Fractale. But then I started reading blog entries about the episodes as they came out. It turned out to be a LOT darker than I expected, and I happen to like dark stories. They made it sound so grand, so unconventional, and so thought provoking, and that rallied up my expectations even further! But again, I couldn't watch it because of school and other priorities. After about half a year, I finally got around to watching it!...Buuuuuuut I'm probably going to commit blasphemy when I say I didn't really find this to be as interesting as I hoped. Yeah, I said it. I didn't find it to be interesting. It had some great concepts, it had no filler, the characters were great when they wanted to be, and it really used its potential to the max. I really wanted to like this. I should be praising it up the wazoo! However, as good as it was, it unfortunately failed to keep me interested, which is why I took so long to complete it.

(more to come soon)