I just wanna merge these two since I don’t wanna make a full post of Infinite Stratos. So let’s get down to business.
DON’T EXPECT ME TO FUCKING PUT A PICTURE OF INFINITE STRATOS. I’M NOT WASTING MY COMPUTER SPACE FOR THAT.
Denpa Onna has a pretty much flawless execution. Sure we never really get to see the full story of Erio, but the series never really meant to after 5 episodes. I’m such a bitch to this series and even dropped blogging it, but after a few months of contemplating, I realized something. WHY THE HELL WAS I COMPARING THIS TO BAKEMONOGATARI? It was never in its level, nor tried to be. Denpa Onna was already good at what is does: telling life stories. Not to over-praise this series or anything, but I particularly liked the last arc with Yashiro, and her telling Niwa that there’s a chance for people to shine. It was just such a good emotional boost for me (Lol I marathoned it before studying for my exams) that I ended up really liking it.
INFINITE STRATOS on the other hand, was a mess. I cannot fathom the terribleness of its plot, more so its focus. I’m already okay with trashy harem animu, but this one couldn’t mix both that and mecha. I’m not gonna attack the harem part that much since I did enjoy the “Competition on who gets that dumb rock” and Charlotte’s entire arc, but seriously. . . the plot was TERRIBAD. I don’t wanna even talk about the last part with Houki. This wouldn’t be as bad if they just took out all the plot and became some high school harem with nice character designs, BUT NOOOO LET’S PRETEND TO BE SOMETHING MORE AND ADD PLOT. Ugh.
Winner: Denpa Onna
I wasn’t pretty into Denpa Onna after they stopped attacking Erio’s plot, but the ending really made up for it. I don’t know about you, but I was pretty moved when Niwa started shouting at Ryuu-ko in the basketball scene. The shiny people effect started make sense and I just went “daawwwwww that’s kinda cute” with the idea.
INFINITE STRATOS ON THE OTHER HAND. . . no I cannot get myself to really be in the series whit that abysmal plot in the way. UGH. Char’s awesome though and for a few minutes, I was pretty into the show when she’s around.
Denpa Onna has a bunch of weird characters but that doesn’t mean they’re unique or anything. Some examples would be Ryuushi who’s probably on the same stereotype as Minori from Toradora or Niwa being a Fail Kyon. But some characters really are unique like the deranged mom or Maekawa, actually even Erio’s pretty unique in a way. The cast isn’t as interesting as let’s say. . . Arakawa Under the Bridge, but they stand in their own right.
INFINITE STRATOS ON THE OTHER HAND, is just a bunch of mesh stereotypes made to talk. Except Char of course!
Denpa Onna is SHAFT. Very cute and detailed character designs, subtle but unique artistic quirks, Shaft headtilets. . . you kinda have the works here.
I would’ve said Infinite Stratos has high quality animation but GAAAAHHH THOSE ROBO CG BATTLES WERE TERRIBAD. Reminds me of Tiger and Bunny.
So time to judge!
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
Rating: 64/100 (Lol worst review since Bakuman/Fractal)