Bad people in Japan thinks that giving guns to emo little girls is a good thing.
So with no review of a 2007 anime for quite some time yet, how about if I bring you a challenger for my Anime Of The Year 2006 Kiba The TV Animation? The challenger will be The Third, the story about a freaky girl with 3 eyes, presented from the company that brings you Heroic Age.
Just like I have mentioned above, the anime is all about a freaky girl with 3 eyes who knows how to wield a katana, doing her own thing just like the hero in Eatman anime did. In fact, this anime is more similar to Eatman than Kino no Tabi did. Unfortunately, the story stinks, the heroine is lamer and the ending is… meh.
The think I do not like the most about the story is how the story is divided into several seemingly independent arcs just to then use the last couple of episodes to tied them up to form a messy ending. I have watched several other anime who tried to do things like this but none has really succeeded. And the story is actually about her saving the world, which I only get to know at the last episode.
The heroine sometimes get to my nerves, and it is safe to say that she is a milder version of the protagonist in the La Corda D’Oro ~ Primo Passo`. With her character and the story that is average at best, I think even Eatman 98 is better than this flick.
Just like the story, character design here is average and ordinary. The heroine has black hair though, just for you to note. Meanwhile, mecha(nical) designs are done very well.
The positive aspect of the anime, voice acting in this anime is generally very well done. No standouts, it is just that everyone that matter does his/her job flawlessly. For comparison, Rozen Maiden has better voice acting.
Only the first ED theme is good. OST and the other themes are not worth mentioning.
Another positive aspect of the anime, the animation is fluid even in fast scenes. Choreography of the action scenes is mixed; the sword fight is crap but gun and mecha battles are very well done. The directing is bad mainly for the presentation of the story detailed above.
6 out of 10 just like Eatman 98 and Kino no Tabi. Hey, Kiba The TV Animation only has 9 points. I wonder if any 2006 anime can take the title from Kiba.
One of the better action scenes in the anime.