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Dimension W – 11-12 [END]

Well that ended better than I expected it to, while still maintaining some of that traditional conclusion disappointment. I’m of course, referring to Dimension W, the 1-cour anime series that has long had tragedy written all over it. The story, the world, the characters for this senin sci-fi manga adaption have been stellar, the production values equally so, and the only thing that’s been against this show from the get go, has been time. Time is luxury that few adaptions these days have, and Dimension W, despite being what one would call a winner in terms of story and quality, never really had too much of a chance for a real shot at greatness in today’s anime market. READ MORE...

Dimension W – 10

As we get ever closer to the end of Dimension W, the true tragedy behind this series becomes more and more apparent. Locked behind this single cour, is a story that could’ve been so much and could’ve easily transcended to become something medium defining had it been given more than 12 episodes to make its case. Each week, as we dive deeper and deeper into the thought and hard work behind Dimension W, even in a very rushed and summary like fashion, I can’t help but wonder about the show that could’ve been. READ MORE...

Dimension W – 09

Now we’re getting somewhere. After last week’s somewhat overwhelming episode, this week we had things finally start to make some sense, and display the sheer brilliance tucked behind the surface of the show and franchise known as Dimension W. I know this is kind of old news, but it was this week’s episode that really made me realize how darn much I love this series and franchise as a whole. The twists that we got this week, the callbacks to the past, the connections between characters, it all just worked so darn well. As we’re nearing the end of the first and final cour for a lot of series, there’s an overwhelming sense of regression to the entire season as a whole. A lot of series are starting to ramp down, maybe because we’re nearing the premature end of their series, or maybe because there just wasn’t enough planning for the end. READ MORE...

Dimension W – 08

Episodes like this one are really really hard to talk about, if only because its unclear as to where and what everything is leading towards. That’s the very nature of the beast, however, when it comes to being smack dab in the middle of a story arc. The forward moving momentum is strong however, and at the very least that sense of "rush" that’s been largely felt in the last few weeks, definitely subsided quite a bit this week. READ MORE...

Dimension W – 07

Man is Dimension W in a serious hurry to get somewhere. This week’s episode undoubtedly delivered the goods, but in a way that felt oddly compressed, too quick and too brief for comfort. Despite Dimension W’s rather strong premise, world and characters, it feels like the story and the adaption is getting the shorter end of the stick simply because it just doesn’t have enough time to tell its story properly. READ MORE...

Dimension W – 06

It has begun! And in more ways than one. We’re about at the half way point for this series now, and Its reassuring to see that we’re also getting to what I’d say is the very good stuff. Its definitely the sort of stuff we needed to get to at this particular point. Beyond just getting to those things, however, a big part of what makes this week’s episode so great is the way we get there. I always love it when a new story arc will kick off things in a big way, changing the status quo and pushing the story’s characters in new and unique ways. This week’s episode was just that kind of start, and it does seem to be hinting at some serious answers heading our way sooner rather than later. READ MORE...

Dimension W – 05

Not all episodes are created equal and not all storylines are given their due time either. With Dimension W’s first foray into a multi-episode story, we got a conclusion that definitely felt strangely rushed, cookie cutter, and just kind of decent rather than impressive. In an odd twist of fate, its in the fifth episode that Dimension W kind of regressed into what I had expected it to be when it first presented itself; A good sci-fi series that hits all the right notes but isn’t all too exceptional. READ MORE...

Dimension W – 04

Dimension W, for good or for ill, embodies the soul of a classic science fiction anime series from the early 2000s. Up til now, I’d say that’s worked very much in its favor, both as a manga and definitely as an anime series. Of course, as anyone who actually remembers the golden age of sci-fi will tell you, there were some things (not many things but definitely some) that were a bit irksome to say the least. READ MORE...

Dimension W – 03

Dimension W continues to prove itself, week for week. We already knew it was a solid sci-fi show, one with solid characters, both in terms of our protagonists and our villains. This week continued the character building, as Mira slowly but surely started to fit into her new situation and life. I have to say, I’m really enjoying the dynamic between Mira and Kyouma. Its so off the cuff, odd and fresh that it just ends up being entertaining and funny without even trying too hard. Kyouma is a man of few words, while Mira is an earnest, pure and very likable young girl, and the way those two personalities converge on one another is just so chuckle-worthy. READ MORE...

Dimension W – 02

First you think it’s good, then you know it’s great. Dimension W continues to provide a solid and strong science fiction offering in an era when those kind of series are few and far between. I honestly couldn’t be happier, not just because Dimension W is turning out to better than I initially thought, but also because it’s actually a prime example of how to do Science Fiction right. READ MORE...