Monday, 3 May 2010
Anime: flame Of Recca (dropped)
Recca is a boy living in the modern world, only he seems drawn to following the ways of the ninja. On the day he befriends a girl named Yanagi who has a mysterious power of healing, he is confronted and challenged by a Dark Priestess. This battle leads Recca to discover a strange power within himself. Afterwards, he finds that not only is his past and destiny not as crystal clear as he had thought, but there are others with powers practicing the way of the ninja who challenge him one after another.
It doesn't happen much that i would drop a anime, other few cases are clannad after story and Zero No Tsukaima. I liked the concept in this anime but the story development was way to fast, people who have seen this anime would probably agree, i have never seen such fast story telling. It is not as extreme like the Tsubasa Movie : Princess of the Birdcage, where a good 1 hour and half long movie is suppressed into 20 minutes. this anime is sort like this, in a few episodes the story has taken off like a rocket and gone into a whirl of events that have ridiculus follow ups. That is the biggest reason for me to drop this anime.
The other reasons were things like, unclear of what IS strong? I somehow i wonderd how Kurei is suprised how Recca has grown and even feel intimidated by Recca when he is in fact, much much stronger then him. A second reason is something that i see in bleach, getting stronger then your opponent in 5 minutes or when in battle and cleary losing, thinking (AGAIN) of why he is here and then gain a uber power boost. This anime is to much based on the 'wow he got that much stronger' feeling, invoking that feeling every episode is not good. (People who disagree that Ichigo from bleach doesn't apply to this need to see the episodes when he learns his bankai and hollow mask, he doesn't really train, he unlocks it and uses it)
All of those little reason can be brought under the second reason for dropping: No Balance.
so i watched this anime into the tournament and at the second round (against Kurei personal guard) i gave up on it.
Overall i would say, ninja lovers, try it(although they leave the ninja far behind them), people who like fast development that endlesly reapeat itself over and over, watch it. If you are looking for a decent story, go look somewhere else, otherwise, give it a try.