BLUE APPLES

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WRITINGS

Somali and the Forest Spirit

Pros:

+ Incredibly gorgeous and awe-inspiring locations

Cons:

- Very overdone subject with rather predictable (albeit good) development

Rating: 7 (good)


KADO: The Right Answer

Pros:

+ Some of the most original and interesting themes ever seen in anime

Cons:

- The last 3 episodes completely invalidate the show's very premise and message

Rating: 7 (good)


Rolling Girls

Pros:

+ Cool opening
+ Very creative setting and characters

Cons:

- Graphically mediocre
- Terribly boring

Rating: 5 (meh)


Selector Spread WIXOSS

Pros:

+ Complex and original plot with lots of well-made twists
+ Unconventional and well-developed characters

Cons:

- Very ear-grating voices
- The rules of the game are never explained, resulting in incomprehensible battles

Rating: 7 (good)


Selector Infected WIXOSS

Pros:

+ Complex and original plot with lots of well-made twists
+ Unconventional and well-developed characters

Cons:

- Very ear-grating voices
- The rules of the game are never explained, resulting in incomprehensible battles

Rating: 7 (good)


Kill la Kill

Pros:

+ Very cool visual style
+ Incredibly adrenalinic and fast-paced directing
+ Very creative premise

Cons:

- The first half of the show quickly loses its creative directing spark after the first 2 episodes, devolving into little more than an average shonen
- The XXXXX's betrayal narrative arch feels rather forced and unnecessary

Rating: 7/8 (good/great)


My-Otome

Pros:

+ Very exciting second half

Cons:

- Boring first half

Rating: 7 (good)


My-Hime

Pros:

+ Great cast of characters
+ The second half of the show is a continuous rush of adrenaline

Cons:

- Really boring first half
- Terribly forced and clich├ęd ending

Rating: 7 (good)


RahXephon

Pros:

+ Very high production values for its times
+ Excellent mecha designs and overall artistic direction
+ Excellent soundtrack
+ A few masterfully written and directed episodes

Cons:

- Terribly written and almost uncomprehensible plot where nothing is explained in a clear and straightforward way
- Terrible pacing; almost nothing happens for the most part of the anime, too much stuff happens all at once near the ending

Rating: 5 (meh)


Argento Soma

Pros:

+ Unconventional plot and characters
+ Very good main plot twist

Cons:

- The whole anime could be easily summed up in 1 movie. Almost nothing of value happens aside from the main plot twist

Rating: 5/6 (meh/acceptable)


Excel Saga

Pros:

+ Excellent cast featuring lots of very funny, well-written and memorable characters
+ A continuous stream of absurdity that leaves no space for even a single boring moment
+ Despite the huge mole of nonsense, it somehow still manages to have a rather complex and well-written plot

Cons:

- Excel's non-stop blathering might become annoying after a while

Rating: 8 (great)


Neon Genesis Evangelion

Pros:

+ Excellent technical level for its times
+ Great soundtrack
+ Unprecedented depth of psychological introspection

Cons:

- The last 2 episodes are terrible in terms of presentation

Rating: 10 (absolute masterpiece)

First published: 10/11/2020.

Last edit: 23/07/2021.