Alright, first of all let's start with establishing a few points 1st : 1. This anime is definitely not for fans of heart/nakama/special power. 2. The anime main character is not a character you will like as soon as you start episode one. 3. The plot twists in this anime may not be suited for a lot of generic anime fans out there.
Now let's get to it :
Visual : 4/5 Drawing style is pretty much the similar as other modern anime nowadays. Nothing different that worth mentioning. 3D animated mecha battle & quite well done.
Soundtrack : 5/5 2 very noticable soundtrack : 1. The Opening by the infamous Kalafina. 2. The Ending by another infamous Hiroyuki Sawano. Nuff said.
Character Development : 4/5 Some of the main characters back story are covered but lacks details. Raises more questions than answers when brought up, but I assume season 2 might cover it. So far on the story, what was told in the anime is sufficient.
Story : 5/5 The back story of the anime is well developed, You pretty much understand what the anime is about by the 2nd episode.
Plot Development : 6/5 This is the one of the anime with the best plot development this season. Even though you would have a general understanding of the story, it will keep you guessing on what comes next, and by the end, you just couldn't close your jaw that was dropped so far to the floor, it literally mops the floor. 3 times.
Conclusion : 5/5 Best anime of this season, hands down. The soundtrack & visual suits the whole atmosphere of the anime very well, The story & unexpected plot twists keeps you guessing the whole time, The ending is a sight to behold cliffhanger with 2nd season coming in January 2015.
written by Frozzaholic
Alright so i was like right this period has not much animation to watch ... hey tokyo ghoul sounds nice lets watch and see. Since the start till halfway of Ep 12 is total bullshit nut jobs humming on a wuss factory and that wuss is f***ing naive as f*** !!
I was so damn close to quitting this animation, THIS CLOSE !! but suddenly the wuss, out of nowhere when you least expect it turns BANKAI and starts whacking the shit out of everything. Okay finally !! things area moving now, if you wanna pick up this animation for the love of god watch Ep 1 (awesome how he turn ghoul!!) then skip till Ep 12 where he starts bankai ~
Nice animation just that things are really REALLY SLOW at the beginning :( Good watch ~ (just not the beginning oh heavens NO!)
Since there are hardly any reviews on this I have decided to do one. I get the feeling this anime is underrated like Baby Steps. I have read the manga of this. Its brilliant so far and will only get better with each chapter.
The anime so far has been epic, the very first episode gave me Goosebumps and from then on I was hooked. Hinata is the MC, his personality is perfect for this. When he is not playing volleyball, he's your average silly, goofy, hot headed, funny MC. When he is playing volleyball, his serious side comes out, he gives off a pressure on while playing and has a serious desire to never lose and always win which in my opinion is perfect. My favourite trait about Hinata is his speed and agility, he clicked with me on episode one because I favour speed over power. His skills as a volleyball player aren't to notch, but in time he will be a serious threat to his opponents.
Now Kageyama, he is like Hinatas, Sasuke if that's a good reference lol. They are rivals, even if they are on the same team. Kageyama at the minute makes up for Hinata's lack of ability and become a duo to be reckoned with. Kageyama has had the most character development and has become one of my favourite characters in sports anime. He is a genius setter, he's calm cool and collected at all times. He is very stubborn but his desire to play and win volleyball is no less than Hinata's.
Overall I have enjoyed the anime, its epic and has badass scenes, it brings volleyball to a whole new level. Seems underrated so I hope if a few people who haven't given sports anime a try should check this out, you wont be disappointed.