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.
This anime is about a group of girls who transform with magical Tarot cards.
First things first, I’m going to have to address the elephant in the room.
This anime is not a copy of Madoka, do you know why? If you were to take away the main plot out of Madoka and just looked at how the girls are created, you would see that it basically looks like this: Girl sells soul to devil – Girl lives by eating other souls- Girls soul is eventually harvested *wrapped in a nice magical girl skin*
Subversive: Trying to damage or weaken the power of an established system or institution. (brought to us by the Oxford dictionary)
This is how magical girls are crated in Day break illusion: Born with magical tarot spirit- Randomly starts to see monsters – Has to decide if they are willing to risk their lives to kill them. (part from the dark tones, there is no resemblance between the two anime’s)
This show was painful to watch because I don’t think they understood the basic formula for a magical girl show. This genre is particularly aimed at young teens because it shows how responsibility forces you to grow-up and come to your own conclusions. *just because someone is older doesn’t mean they are telling the truth*
The show does eventually tackle the growing up aspect of this genre however, it was left unaddressed for so long that it just felt like a quick plot dump in order to make the ending seem more fulfilling.
The show did address one particular pet peeve of mine; at times some character can act so nice and self-righteous that it actually does more damage to the people around them. (It’s ok to be a nice person however, there comes a point where it becomes overbearing.)
The show does ask a very good moral question “would you be willing to kill someone in order to save other’s” they make it harder by getting friends and family involved; I just wish that this show had a more mature story because there is so much potential here.
So many magical girl shows avoid this question by having the monsters be created by mutation or having their bad guy just be evil spirits. *It’s ok if they die, their just pure evil. *
My biggest problem with this anime is that each episode dose not flows into the next and for a show being aimed at older teen it really does not respect their intelligence. In most kids show you keep the plot simple because must kids don’t concentrate enough to follow a quick paste story, that and most kids are really tired after a long day of school.
Your audience is used to long days and have to pay attention in order to get though the day, so show some respect and stretch out the character development so that it’s longer then just 1 episode.
Another complaint that I have is that the character designs are way too cutesy for a show like this. If you honestly wanted us to take the themes of your show seriously then use designs that don’t remind me of cute moe comedies, or maybe you made it that way just so that the viewer would feel sorry for the characters because they look like children . *Even the adults running the building look like children*
The main designs stand out even more when you compare them to how the background characters look. (Their bodies don’t look correct and their eyes are extra big.)
In conclusion, this show was really hard to watch because nether sat back and allowed it characters to just exist in this world, they had be doing something that would make the story feel sadder or dark.
Final thoughts: *I hope somebody else has a go at using this concept.*
i give this show: 2
i will defend this show if someone called it a madoka clone however, i can’t defend it as a good show.
*i recommend watching it and coming up with your own conclusions. *
Remember when I said that “I would put up 2 reviews this week” well I have done one better, i have finally convincing one of my mates to write reviews for the blog.
Guess I will mostly be having him reviewing manga, for all of my manga is stored at his; so I can get him to read cutesy manga for my own amusement.
*that’s when he declared hard mode Manga roulette*
He pesters me for my story chapters and ask him for at least one review a week.
Coming soon DB reviews.
DB- Dango Bunny
I call him that because its the only thing I have ever gotten him to draw.