Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Umineko no Naku Koro ni Rating and Review
Series: Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Animation Studio: Studio Deen
Original Run: 26 episodes
English Licensor: N/A
Adaptation of: 07th Expansion's visual novel game series"Umineko no Naku Koro ni"
A.I.'s Rating: 9/10
A.I.'s Review: Interesting story but it did get confusing, at times. The cast of characters is HUGE so don't worry if you get lost. Now moving on...I am not a huge fan of Studio Deen's work, but this series' art was better than most of their other series. But even so, I felt that since this series had been getting a lot of negative feedback on the art, I lowed the score down to 9. But putting aside the artwork, I was more interested in the story. It really hooked me and I was guessing till the end of each game to what Battler's final "Blue Truth" of the crime would be. But I will admit that it did take a while for me to get used to the gore, blood, and psychotic nature of this series, but I eventually got used to it.
If you have never played the games before and walk into this anime, you probably won't have a problem with it. Most of the viewers that watched this series, had played the game before and thus spat on the anime adaptation. But in defense for the anime, without comparing it to its original game, I found this to be a very entertaining series. The game, goes into more detail with each of the "games," and the anime did miss some of these details. However, like most animes that are adapted from a game, LOTS of details are missed as series are usually limited on episodes so not everything can be addressed. Thus I feel that for the most part, the series did a good job. As for the fans that enjoyed the anime, the game series is still ongoing so many fans are hoping for a season 2 of the series. However, nothing has been announced. I'll wrap this post up here, and I included the 4th opening to the series. Please note that each "game" had a unique opening animation to it but the theme song remained the same. I posed the 4th opening as I thought it was the most interesting one.