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.