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AnimeReel Review - 11eyes

11eyes doesn't settle into the anime format very well. It has promise as a story, but it develops too slowly to grab you and pull you in - it's paced like a novel, which has many problems in a 25-minute format.


The first episode starts out great, with the main character Kakeru having a vivid and horrific nightmare about his older sister's suicide, but from there it degrades into a generic school comedy with uninteresting, typecast characters. You don't really get to know anyone for a couple of episodes, and the characters somehow remain shallow for the first three episodes even though nothing really happens outside of dialogue and occasional fight scenes. With the exception of fan favorite Misuzu, the development has been sparse and you find yourself wondering what the time has been spent doing (the answer: not much).


The good:

- Good character designs

- A deep story that provides plenty of drama and makes you curious about the background.


The bad:

- Annoying characters who are as deep as a New York-style pizza.

- Piss-poor pacing.


The ugly:

- Why does everything have to have tentacles?


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