Oct 16, 2012

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Robotics;Notes

Well, this was certainly a lot better than I had expected. I was under the impression that it was yet another childish anime, but no… It turned out differently from what I had imagined after reading the summary. I’m rather glad, because this is just the type of anime that I like to follow.

The artwork is very interesting. The characters, the scenery and even those robots look pretty darn good. Truthfully, there’s very little that I would change about the artwork. I’ve seen several reviews about this show already, but I agreed with very little of them. People were way too judgemental about the artwork.

I’m afraid I can’t say much about the story. The first episode was pretty clear, don’t get me wrong, but there’s not enough information for me to give a proper opinion. The idea in general is very interesting and original, so no problem there.

I have no idea whether I should or shouldn’t recommend this. I wasn’t really waiting for this after I first read the summary, but it turned out a lot better than I expected. Hmm… Fine! I do recommend this. It blew away my (low) expectations and it turned out to be very interesting.

Plot Summary: 2019, Divergence Ratio 1.048596. The near future, where a device popularly called the PokeCom, packaged with PhoneDroid OS, spreads, bringing the Augmented Reality world close to existence.

Chuuoutanegashima High School’s Robot Research Club is in danger of losing its club status. Kaito Yashio, one of only two members, is only obsessed with robot fighting games, showing no interest in the Robo Club even in this situation. The reckless, useless club head, Akiho Senomiya, aims to complete a giant robot, struggling hard to avoid losing the club’s status.

Then, one day, Kaito discovers the A.R. annotation that becomes the Kimishima Report. Written in that report is the indictment of someone named Kou Kimishima’s conspiracy involving the world.

  1. How To Make a Tulpa says:

    “I was under the impression that it was yet another childish anime…”. Could I ask what led you to conclude something like this? Obviously they aren’t direct or major contributors or prequels to the plot of Robotics;Notes, but Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate weren’t meant for children either, and lightly and heavily seasoned anime fans alike will tell you Steins;Gate was great in all respects. I get the feeling you tend to judge books by their cover a lot, yes?

    • I always watch trailers, read summaries and watch other content before the anime actually airs. I get an impression from all of that. However, I only express my opinion when I’ve actually seen the anime in question. So no, I don’t judge a book by it’s cover. At least I try not to.

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