Category Archives: Anime: Finished

Hidan no Aria – Final Impressions

It’s hard to say much about this show mainly because it just seems so unfinished. There were so many aspects to it they were throwing out there only to have the show end rather soon, hardly covering any of these issues. I felt that while the show wasn’t the greatest, it had a lot of potential. Sure some of the potential was a bit wasted in what they have shown already, so a great show isn’t guaranteed by a continuation of the story but overall I think there might be some promise for this show if they could just get to some of the bigger and deeper issues that were interesting, just not explored.

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Ano Hi Mita Hana – Final Impressions

There are a lot of shows out there that I love. A lot of shows I love give me a feeling of the show being great, good story, good characters but then I add in some things I think they could have done better. I liked the show, except this or I liked the show but think they should have added that. I shrug them off, the critiscms of the show, because they pale in comparison to the good qualities but they are still there. I’ll love the show except for or despite for, etc. These thoughts have no place in my reaction and feelings to Ano Hana.

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Ano Hi Mita Hana – So Many Things Going On, So Little Time

I’m not sure exactly what to think about this show. Not whether or not I like it, don’t get me wrong, that’s not what I’m pondering. The thing about this show is that there are so many things going on at the same time, yet all of them are interesting, all of them connect and relate to each other. In this show it’s hard to tell what to focus on, what to view this show as. Is it a show about learning who you are? How you became who you are now and if you really are at heart the same innocent child-like self you were? Is it about overcoming the death of a friend and mourning/moving on with your life? Is it about reconnecting with lost friends, reclaiming a part of childhood that is important? Is it something else? The answer of course is “Yes”, and that’s why I love this show so much.

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