07 October, 2011

REVIEW: No.6

No.6

Directed by: Kenji Nagasaki

Studio: Bones

Genre: Shojo, Sci Fi, Suspense

Episodes: 11


Synopsis:

The story takes place in an ideal city known as "No. 6". Shion, a boy raised in the elite and privileged environment of his home, gives shelter to another boy, who only gives his name as 'Nezumi' (Meaning mouse or Rat) on the former's 12th birthday. After spending a rainy night with his new friend, Shion discovers the next morning that Nezumi has left and disappeared without a trace. Four years later, Shion experiences a spate of incidents around him in which a deadly infection by parasitic bees leaves its victims to age rapidly. Shion's co-worker is one of the victims and Shion is arrested on suspicion of murder. While Shion is being transported to the Correctional Institute, Nezumi appears and rescues him. Shion begins to find out the hidden truth behind the Ideal City No.6


Review:

Well my venture in to the boy love of No. 6 was a very interesting one. I had no idea that this was going to be a Shojo anime since I did no research or planning but instead I went by the previews alone and it looked amazing. No. 6 did a very good job of impressing me! Even with it being a boy love anime I still highly enjoyed the series overall. Now to the facts at hand you would be hard pressed to find any anime as beautifully animated as No. 6, the opening and ending are some of the best I have ever seen in anime. The action is very well done and the back drop of the city and surrounding area are amazing to look at.

The music is solid and fits well with the overall feel of the show. The voice acting is top notch and fit each character to a tee. The story is the next strongest point to the anime behind the animation. The developing relationship between Shion and Nezumi really drive the story just as much as the mystery behind the city of No. 6 itself. Yet I felt as if the relationship should have been further explored or had more time. With only eleven episodes to work with they did a decent job of wrapping up the story with the limits they had. I just wish there had been one more episode since the final one felt kind of rushed and was not as satisfying of a conclusion that an extra episode could have given us.

Overall I enjoyed the hell out of this anime and hope they make a second season of it if not for anything else than to see how Shion and Nezumi’s relationship plays out. This is a rock solid anime and can be enjoyed by all types of anime fans long as you don’t mind two pretty boys kissing from time to time. OtakuStew.net gives No.6…
Four out of Five stars...

Sources: No.6 Wiki

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