Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Futari Wa Milky Holmes Review

Anime Review: Futari wa Milky Holmes

  As if the series wasn’t weird enough. They had to go and make a side story with actually a progressing plot. I noticed that on the internet people say it destroyed the series. While I do have my own complaints on this season, there are reasons why this anime is a great addition to the series.

  First, let’s start with the main characters. Kazumi was a good protagonist; her friend Alice was downright plain. Even Kazumi can be considered a little slow at the start, but then again she is the one who lifts off the entire plot. Alice, on the other hand, had a good look, transformation, toys, and voice, but her personality lacked and lagged a lot. She was just the ordinary, shy, polite girl who leaves the thinking to other people. If it wasn’t for Kazumi, they would’ve never even begun the series. If it wasn’t for her amazing toys, she’d get a zero. 1/10 for Alice and 5/10 overall (let’s not talk about spoilers in such a small anime.)

  Why 5/10 ? There are a great bunch of characters that appear later on. Especially two certain braided creatures that have a really good background and perfectly twisted personalities. The reason why it doesn't get more is because some really good character slots never even showed up. They would've made more room for epic battles and crazy personalities, as there really was some crazy people and liars in the anime, but they only got one or two short scenes, and no fighting. You could only guess that it might’ve even been as huge as Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood with an extremely twisted plot, but the short time sadly ended the story way too soon.

  Moving on to my biggest complaint in this season: the TIME! Only twelve “episodes”, each one being only 12 minutes! WHY? I wanted more, and I think if this season had a more open ending then it could’ve been possible that the series will prove itself more and more. Plot’s too short.

  Next is the plot itself. It doesn't have that much comedy, which is a plus due to being a first in the series. Anymore said would spoil anything, so I’ll leave the last part for the spoilers. I give it 8/10 for being awesome.

  What else is there to talk about? The unique toys, a heroine with a bow and arrow, and the list goes on. The world itself feels different in a great and unique way. (Easter egg spoiler) Phantom Thief Empire appear as the cool allies of justice too.

  Overall I give this season a 7/10. It has good music, good opening, good artstyle (as is the rest of the series), but loses points for time and trying to pack it all in that time.


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