written by Bair
Just to make this clear, I only made an account to make a review for this anime and am about to attempt the best darn review I can muster.
So without a rating system, I would like to approach this anime. This anime is phenomenal. The guy/gal who wrote Cowboy Bebop and Champloo and wtf was the other one.. I forgot.
Anyways, so let me tell you why I like this anime.
First off, this anime doesn't make you feel like you're a fucking idiot. Pardon my language but I know for a fact that you all have come across an anime where during an episode, some dude mc dude guy will pop out with some super awesome technique that EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT EXCEPT YOU. SO THEY SPEND 2 MINUTES EXPLAINING WHATEVER THE FUCK IT IS. In this anime, that's not the case. They don't spoon feed you. Why? Because they don't need to. They know you're paying attention. They know you understand how modern life works. They know you're smarter than a fucking idiot.
What else? Well damn! Calm down! This artstyle doe! This art style is beauty. It's soothing. It's... SOFT. YES! IT'S REAL. IT'S SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE IN A MOVIE. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT THE CAMERA ANGLES ARE PHENOMENAL. YOU'LL NOTICE THESE SUBTLE SHAKES THAT YOU ONLY SEE IN MOVIES. And to me that's incredible. Because I feel like by 2014, we want something real. And they approached an amazing art style. It makes the relationship between viewer and character a lot more intimate. It doesn't post itself as some drawing. It makes you feel like you're watching a real person.
Connection? Relationship with character? Well shit slim! This anime got that! You fall for these characters. Why? Because they're real. I guarantee you'll find yourself questioning why the fuck you life the detective so much. I did. I was like "I like this guy" and soon after "Why?" and to answer my own question, it's because you feel like you're there. You're experiencing the life of a real detective. NOT REALLY. BUT IT FEELS THAT WAY. It makes you feel comfortable. I love the comfort of the characters. This has to do with the voice acting, story telling, and art style.
The plot? Phenomenal! What I love about it is that it makes the characters apparent. You know when you'll see a character fade away from the main goal or plot? I hate that. I think it's terrible. These characters link everything to the endgame and that's whats so amazing. There isn't any lame plot twist. The plot is there and is stable. It's a safe yet really effective approach.
NOW LET'S GET TO IT
YOKO KANNOOOOO PLEASE JUST SHOWER YOUR ICELANDIC ESSENCE ALL OVER MY BODY
I SAY ICELANDIC BECAUSE SHE IN FACT, PAIRED WITH AN ICELANDIC SINGER TO CREATE THIS SOUNDTRACK.
It's amazing. It's unique. It's Yoko. The music isn't the stereotypical, "anime" music. It's pure music. It's beauty. It makes me tear up. First soundtrack I listened to outside of an anime.
To sum it up: Look, it's not your regular anime. It's something different. It's something that has a simple concept but is delivered so perfectly that it can't be passed up. It's something that will leave you satisfied and you'll say to yourself "Goddamn that was great". You're not craving for more because you're left full. You will encounter perhaps the most realistic perception of love ever within an anime. It isn't blind, it's just a real feeling. It's something you relate to. You see these characters have their conflicts with themselves and others and it doesn't feel like a cluster fuck of dumb shit. It feels like a perfectly meshed sequence of events that make you smile to know that there is such hope for anime. Zankyou no Terror takes back the concept of making an anime worth watching. You don't feel like you've wasted your time, you feel like you've experienced something incredible.
I urge you all to watch this as soon as possible.