No. 6 Feb 9, 2013 21:53:07 GMT -5
Post by Bytor on Feb 9, 2013 21:53:07 GMT -5
Genre: Dystopian/Drama (Sci-Fi)
Format: 11 episodes
Dates: 8 Jul 2011 – 16 Sep 2011
Let's make this simple, one word best describes the visuals in this show, and that word is varied. They vary from pretty good to pretty bland to be honest. And to be even more honest the good is by no means great. What it is, however, is adequate in a good way. Now, I know that sounds weird but as I often say about sound in an anime while it most certainly can add a wonderful element to the show what is more important is that it doesn't take away from the show. No. 6 is a perfect example of this visually. While even the bad is certainly sub par to Bones it is still adequate as it doesn't detract and while occasionally I noticed the badness more often I was too absorbed in the story to actually care. So...long story short, if you can somewhat ignore some instances of bad visualizations in favor of a good story then you will have no issue with this show.
Sion, Rat, and Safu are the three main characters, and while I somewhat did get to know them I finished the show wondering IF I really knew them at all, or if I just caught a glimpse of their personalities and desires/motivations.
Is this a show about the relationship between Sion and Rat? Is this a show about the relationship between Sion and Safu? Is this a commentary on the encroachment of society on nature? Is this a show about the inevitable(?) failure of a utopian society? Unfortunately it's a little of all and not enough of any.
Do the "haves" really ever want to know about the "have nots"? In order to have a revolution there has to be, at a minimum, enough unrest to actually cause the government to take the revolution seriously. i guess my issue here, there was simply nowhere near enough repression to actually warrant a revolution, and while inside takeovers certainly happen, especially among militaristic governments, there was little to actually warrant such actions. The average person in No. 6 lived a pretty good life, why complain. Couple that with the lack of direction in the story and you have a show high in potential but low in execution, and it is a shame. If this show had had a concrete direction, or even more time to evolve I feel it could have been a really, really good show, instead it is going to be relegated into the above average category, and barely that.