Double Decker! Doug & Kirill
(One episode watched):|
This show quickly reminded me of a number of anime that typically display colorful character designs, snazzy music, plentiful action, sort-of funny jokes--but in general leave me underwhelmed. Perhaps the problem is that their first episodes don't leave me with any question that I feel I need an answer to. My guess is that the main issue here will be whether protagonist Kirill achieves his goal of being known as a hero. But I can't say that I really care, since he didn't strike me as all that interesting a person. It seems that there are shows with flamboyant characters, and shows with deep, sophisticated, interesting ones, and this anime seems to fall into the former category. I doubt if much effort will be made to develop the characters or tell a complex story here. And freakish mutant villains in the midst of a drug war don't exactly excite me either. This show struck me as similar to Banana Fish last season, but with more jokes and bizarre technology. Maybe one thing I like about anime is that it won't be about problems that are all too common and demoralizing in America. I guess I just need likeable, understandable, interesting characters in my anime, and if I don't get those, all the window dressing in the world can't turn a show around.
Last updated Thursday, October 04 2018. Created Thursday, October 04 2018.