Sunday, October 09, 2005

It's almost over...

Subject: Noir
..."Tsubasa Chronicle", of course. Episode 25.

It left me a little underwhelmed, unfortunately. It's still got neat moments and all, and the animation is great... when things are actually moving at least. And like the whole series, there were still these interminable pauses, right when it should have been some sort of huge climactic showdown.

I mean, sure, there was a showdown and all, but it really fell short for me. And the 2-minute explaination of what an "NPC" is... I've seen ".hack", thank you very much. *sigh*

Okay, I'm grumbling a little more than I think it really deserved, I guess. But I can't really put my finger on what's really frustrating me most about this show. So I'm picking at nits. At any rate, the preview looks like it's setting up some decent action, and there's a bit of a spoiler that I think confirms something they've been hinting at all along (but I didn't figure out for myself; someone had to tell me what it probably was).

And I'll miss it when it's over. But I'll be a bit relieved, too.

I also downloaded the first episode of "Black Cat". Looks like it has a smidgen of potential for being entertaining and all, but it's rife with a lot of the too-silly cliche superdeformed nonesense that makes it way too juvenille for my tastes. But I'll give it a little more time to see how it shapes up. Right now, even though it has some moody assassin action in it, the whole thing is a bit incoherent and difficult to follow. Some good looking shots, but all jumbled.

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