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[Anime Review] Mekakucity Actors (2014)

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Plot Summary: The incidents which occurred on August 14th and 15th bring a group of young boys and girls together… They are members of a group they call themselves the "Mekakushi Dan" (Blindfold Organization) and each member possesses a strange power involving their eyes.

Directors: Yuki Yase, Akiyuki Shinbo

Episode Runtime: 12 episodes

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural

Studio: Shaft

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Main Cast:

  • Kana Asumi as Ene
  • Kana Hanazawa as Marry Kozakura
  • Mamoru Miyano as Konoha
  • Misuzu Togashi as Hibiya Amamiya
  • Nanami Kashiyama as Momo Kisaragi

Review: by Kendrick

I just finished Mekakucity Actors. The story was excellent, but that goes with out saying when one is dealing with the production company Shaft. These are the people who brought you such gems as the Monogatari series and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.

What I Liked:

The story was great and the animation was really on point–until the last episode, that is.

The way they tell a separate story at the end of each episode that slowly ties into the main story is brilliant, but the best part of the series had to be the pacing. The show slowly introduces the characters to you, and invites you to figure out how they are related. I almost wanted to pull out a pen and make a character web by the 6th episode.

What I Didn’t Like:

One thing I didn’t like was that it wasn’t clearly stated whether the people who were taken into another world came back in the end. The monster and her daughter appeared to be saved at the end of the series, but no word was given on whether the people who did not have powers were able to make it back. The father said he was reunited with his wife, so maybe they all just died instead of going to the frozen world.

Another small gripe I had was Ayano not confessing to the guy she liked. She knows what it is like to lose those she loves, but she still won’t commit to being with the closest person to her outside of her family.

Images Courtesy of Random Curosity

You can watch Mekakucity Actors on Crunchyroll HERE

 

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