Review: No. 6Posted: September 17, 2011
Anime: No. 6
Animation Studio: Bones
Number of Episodes: 11
Length per Episode: Approximately 24 minutes
I would also recommend No. 6, but the newest episode revealed that the show has the potential to have an extremely retarded finish.
Oh boy, I hope this ending isn’t as retarded as it’s foreshadowing to be. You don’t introduce magic into a sci-fi setting (unless you somehow tie it into technological advancement), and you absolutely do NOT bring in bloody nature gods.
But, there’s still a chance the show could save itself. We’ll have to see what happens.
This is the part where I get to bask in my vast premonition powers. Or at least I would, if I wasn’t so bloody disappointed.
WARNING: MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR THE LAST EPISODE BEYOND THIS POINT. IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE LAST EPISODE, DON’T READ FURTHER, AND DON’T WATCH IT. JUST LEAVE IT AT 10. THERE IS NO 11TH EPISODE. IT DOESN’T EXIST.
Why did you do it, No. 6? You managed to be so interesting up until the finale. You had a good setting, a good premise, good character interactions, you had a lot going for you.
And then you released the last episode, and the show proceeded to shit all over itself. It was like you figured the scriptwriters only needed to do 10 episodes, then hired a bunch of monkeys to fling poo around at random plot ideas for the last episode.
Why did Eriulias want them to stop her revenge on No. 6?
Why was Rat “the only person able to destroy “mother”” even though it was just a matter of placing a bomb?
Why did Safu have to stay behind?
Who thought it was a good idea to try and harness Eriulias’s power by planting magic bees into people?
How did they get magic bees?
Why the fuck are the bees made of magic?
Why was the god of the People of the Forest a gigantic fucking magic rainbow bee that can heal all wounds and revive the dead upon exploding?
Why did the show abandon the witty double interpretation for Shion and Rat’s relationship by having Rat kiss him at the end?
Why did Rat kiss him when he was JUST emotionally confused about Shion since he was acting like a completely different person?
And I could keep going, too. It’s absolutely ridiculous. The show did so well up until the last episode, which made it all the more disappointing. The show could have handled the whole “MAGIC TREE GOD” deal well, too. They were on the right track with having the scientists trying to harness its power and thereby pissing it off, but everything else was just a babbling mess.
You know what, I don’t even want to talk about the show anymore. The point is that No. 6 was a great 10 EPISODE show, but the 11th episode was just a clusterfucked mess.
I haven’t been this disappointed by noitaminA since Fractale.
RATING: 7 out of 10.