Now this is quite funny. I have been reading posts from anime fans for many weeks now. They couldn’t wait for the anime and wished they could control time. Now that it’s finally here their posts have turned into hateful stabs at the animators. That’s just how it works. Sometimes an anime adaption doesn’t work out as well as you’d hope.
I honestly cannot find anything wrong with the artwork. Honestly I can’t. Yes, it could use a few minor improvements, but I would never think about complaining. I think it looks rather nice and find the characters quite refreshing.
The problem, for me, is the story. I haven’t read the manga and I only know, after having seen the first episode, that it’s primarily about a special boy with a sweet voice and people that try to pull him back into their criminal world. It’s a bit vague right now, but I suspect that the second episode will clear things up a bit.
The problem is that I don’t know if I should recommend this. I honestly enjoyed the first episode and think that a lot of the hateful comments are grossly overreacted. I will stick around for now to see what the future brings me.
Plot Summary: Aoba lives on Hekishima, a small island to the southwest of the main islands of Japan. He lives with his grandmother Tae while working part time at a junk shop. The popular pastimes on the island are the ongoing turf war called “Libstease” and an online game set in the virtual world of “Rhyme.” Aoba isn’t involved in either, preferring to live peacefully, until one day he is forced into a Rhyme battle.