This is one of those anime that you always see on top of the alphabetical Crunchyroll list, however, you never stop to watch it because of ether:
- The art looks dull
- Plot doesn’t sound interesting
- The name is wired
I can tell you right now that I have no idea why the show is called ‘11eyes’. The show never gives a reason for the name, you are just forced to accept it!
So, what is this anime about? … … … T-o isn’t that the thousand-pound question? You know how shows usually have one main plot and little ones that are subordinate plots. How would you feel if I told you this anime is made up of only sub plots?
You might ask: How can you have lesser plots if there is no main plot?
You can’t, what you are left with are:
loads of tiny plots fighting for your attention;
loads of tiny plots that don’t really connect;
loads of tiny plots being forced together into a nonsensical story.
Plot 1: Kakeru and Yuka have a strained relationship when Misuzu enters into their lives.
Plot 2: Yukiko and Takahisa are two cursed children who can’t admit their feelings for each other.
Plot3: A different world is trying to kill the kids.
They try to connect the subs to plot 3, but unfortunately it doesn’t work, because plot 3 isn’t properly explained till way later into the show (You can’t call a premise a plot).
The ending twist (not going to spoil) feels more like they created a 4 plot which just made the small morsel of story they had left completely fly out the window.
I think the most pointless plot point in this anime is that different realities exist …why? You could have just had all the kids exist in the one world from the start? I know what fans will say “But they needed to hide all the powers they held” fine, but does it really add anything to the story? If I took it away would anything truly change (We would lose two completely pointless characters)?
I think the only reason they kept it in was to grab your intrigue with that murder scene at the start…which made no sense. How Could you remember your own death?
He clearly remembers his sister dyeing in the memory where he dies.
To make things even more complicated the memory of her death is not even him form that reality (Why the hell is this so convoluted).
Let’s make this clear: This anime has 2 endings.
*The bad ending and the good ending.*
One more thing to make clear: neither of them make sense.
Was this anime bad? I would say ‘Meh’.
The anime kept my attention throughout all the episodes; at no point was I not interested in where the sub plot might be going. The problem that I see with this show is that it lacks an identity. I believe this comes from the fact the show doesn’t know what it wants to be.
It’s one of those shows that watch and then quickly forget about.
I can’t catch a brake!
I’m not a winter person (when we ‘UK’ go for days without the sun, I start to get very ill). It also didn’t help that there was a virus going around.
Think I will stick to one anime per week(for now). I still want to study the English language in my free time.
^_^ *I have learned how to say ‘auxiliary’*
DB has me remembering them like grammars reindeer:
noun – verb
adjective – adverb
conjunction – interjection
article – preposition
O_O Do you know what is strange? I can only remember conjunction,interjection and syllable as:
t junction = conjunction
indigestion = interjection
silly bulls = syllable
XD ‘Silly bulls’ is up there with ‘oh you lazy dinosaur’ for strange things I remember from school (would, could and should).
I’m at episode 6 now, and everyone is extremely horny! There hormones erupted when the writers realised the plot is too thin to carry the show.
I can easily sum up the plot to a MANY harem anime within this one line: Boy need to pick one girl. Why can’t he just have sex with them all? You unlocked the ‘the orgy ending’.
The main plot about the magical library was interesting, until it turned into you generic ‘pick a girl’ story (I couldn’t give a magical toss about it anymore).
The show looks pretty and has clearly had a lot of effort put into it…but, you just can’t get away from that bland as hell formula.
^-o I’m hoping it picks up in the second half .
This is one of those anime you look at in the crunchyroll back catalogue and just say: “Not for me.”
Just look at the cover art for this.
The plot: Boy solves peoples problems in there sleep.
Let’s get this out of the way, this anime looks cheap. The sad truth about making an artsy anime is that you need the budget in order to bring life into the world. This is not to say its not possible to do it on the cheap, it’s just really unlikely.
Another problem I found with this anime was that it had a lot going on, yet at the same time it had nothing going on. The conflict the show presents doesn’t really become relevant until the second half (The first half is just him running from stuff).
THE CONFLICT IS DUMB!
According this anime a young lady got ‘sleeping beauty syndrome’ because a guy called her ‘boring’.
This young lady was tricked by 6 students into thinking a boy wanted to take her out on a date, which she said yes too. The 6 mocked her for it saying it was prank/game and that she was boring for not playing hard to get.
Y-Y The anime treats it as if those 6 students didn’t do anything wrong!
The moral of the story (according the animation) should be about how one shouldn’t mistreat others just because you were mistreated.
The witch played around with her victims until she broke/got bored of them.
How is telling the victim “You just need to relax more” meant to solve the core problem.
My final thoughts:
I have very little faith in this anime getting any better.
Plot: A boy wants to enter a magical library he was told about as a child.
I have 2 questions:
- Why dose he still believe the words of a man he met randomly in field as a child?
- Why can he see into the future?
It’s not even good future-vision! He predicts a girl would be hit by a derailed train…how? The train barely came off the rails and she was nowhere near the tracks. In order for her to be hit she would have to be standing 20cm away from the rails.
Plus you have to love how this guy knew the train was going to derail and only thought to save this one girl. Let’s have a moment of silence for all them poor souls that died on that platform.
XD I also couldn’t stop laughing when he tackles her. I understand the show is trying to make it look like he was attempting to brake her fall…however, you tend to try and make the character look like they are pivoting when they fall (If you don’t do that one action you end up changing the context).
I also have a very hard time believing how many students attend this school.
The student population is 50,000! Your school would have to be a mini city. O_O How can a school have that many students yet have so little walking around! What was the point in making that number so huge.
They have classes of 650 students.
Hire more staff!
I’m a little worried about the mental heath of the two main leads (they are both way too easily amazed).
The example of this is when they each get an email:
student “Must be from the school”
Other: “Wow, we all got the same message!”
. . . I understand they show is trying to make this a magical moment, but it just comes off dumb. You 4 students are in the room alone, you don’t know if anyone ells outside got the message.
If these students suddenly received a coupon ‘email’ for 50% off cake would they be like: “We must be the most magical people in the world.”
Was the first episode any good?
To be brutally honest, it was just bland.
The anime plays it way too safe and struggles to get basic cliches right.
original name: Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai
originally aired: 2014
studio: Hoods Entertainment
streamed though: crunchyroll
Sorry it has been so long! O_0 I Fell up the stairs and ended up bruising my foot (50% of my foot turned purple). It doesn’t help that I like to sit on my feet when i’m typing.
T-T *spent a week off work with an ice pack on my foot.*
I’m trying type out my first review: 11 eyes
O_O I need to put a release date on that (it will encourage me to write it faster).
What I really need to back into is a posting rhythm.
T-o Guess I could go back to my old format of
First impression: Monday
Mid impression: Tuesday
End impression: Wednesday
First impression: Thursday
Mid impression: Friday
End impression: Saturday
I really do want to bring life back into that blog!
Hello out there in the world of word press! Its been a long time.
Firstly, I’m currently switching from cruchyroll to funimation.
The reason for this is because I just can’t be bothered to read sub (yes I’m lazy). The reason for that is:
I’m writing to train myself to be a better writer.
THIS IS NOT FUN! I don’t know if you guys have ever noticed but, I have no concept of basic English language skills. You may say “didn’t you once mention that you had a C in English language?” yes, but not for my written work. I have the rare skill of being able to put on a presentation and not send everyone to sleep.
As my college English tutor said to me, “You have the gift of the gab.” Strange seeing as human contact general courses me a load of physical pain (I’m now seeing a doctor about that…at least I’m on a waiting list for one).
I have been trying to keep up with my new years resolution of writing a short story once a day for one hour… which turns out to be harder then it originally looked.
T_T I only managed to write for 20 minutes today (the topic I randomly chose was not interesting). It still counts technically (this is just as much a task of discipline as it is about my writing seed).
It’s odd to think that I’m at my most stir crazy when my brain is going at 100%. How can my mind want to be around people when I don’t like being around people (maybe it just want to stretch its communication mussels).
Guess I would like to play Dungeons and dragons again… too bad I have no one to play it with anymore. I know all the rules and have read ALL the E5 books, maybe I should look in streaming a game.
If anyone wants an online dungeons and dragons game I’m willing to try and DM it.
Been an odd year for me 2017.
Let’s try and find some stability it 2018!
*I know for a fact my ability to spot error is improving.*
Sorry that I haven’t blogged in a long time (don’t have anything to blog about).
If you live in the UK you will know just how hard it is to get hold of these!
I only got hold of my copy because our shop had numbered the books in the order of when we pre-ordered them (good thing I pre-order my book straight away).
*Our shop still needs a load of normal copies and one more limited edition (all pre-orders).*
This apparently a problem all across the UK and even on amazon.
This saturation make me really angry because this book is (on this day) number 15 ‘USA’ on the amazon bestselling books.
Is that where all our allocated stock went? I will be super angry if I go into a game shop and see this book on there shelves (There are way too many people still waiting for them).
Additional: Dose anyone else have gluey finger prints on the limited edition copies?
This anime is about references…and that is it.
I have a question for you: If a show lists off the names of other shows are they referencing them or just stating their existence?
Here is another question: When dose referencing turn into stealing?
In episode 2 the girls go outside and handout flyers while dressed like bunny girls (Haruhi Suzumiya reference). Here is the problem- they don’t do anything with it! In the original show they are referring the gag goes like this:
- Setup – Get Mikuru into a sexy bunny outfit to sell flyers
- Reinforcement – The girls get ready to give out the handouts when a teacher shows up.
- Payoff – they got in trouble for dressing inappropriately at the school gates.
Here is another example:
At the end of episode 2 the school council came crashing in saying their club won’t be excepted…even though they had not sent a form in yet??? I don’t think even power-hungry councils in anime can discuss and reject a club that doesn’t exist.
I was also left wondering if the show was sponsored by the studio behind ‘Re:Zero’, how many times can you name drop one show.
The show need to find a stable story structure, the novelty of referencing can only get you so far.
Finally got the computer room sorted out!
What have I been up-to? T-T I’m studying how the English language functions, so that I can improve the way I type (it makes for some really dry reading).
Anime blogging is the simplest way for me to practice sentence constitution.
*I missed blogging.*
I have seen a couple of episodes from this new season, and i’m more then ready to start typing up what I thought of them (Some show are very…peculiar this season). ^-o With my sweet DB by my-side I can watch anything.
There is something about watching anime with others that just makes it more fun.
E.g: Me and DB were watching ‘Dies irae’ when the ending song started to play; we both reacted accordingly.
XD You don’t get moments like that when you are on your own.