The predecessor of Steins;Gate is finally here. Will this sci-fi anime live up to the hype?
Yes, it’s finally here everyone, the 3rd anime in 5pb’s Science Adventure series, Robotics;Notes! I don’t know if it’s just me but I’m super excited for this series, and I really hope it lives up to the hype of Steins;Gate. I really have high expectations for this anime and judging by the first episode I’m sure it won’t let me down.
As the episode plays, all I can think of is how clean the animation looks. You can just tell they didn’t hold back animating this piece of work. The characters and environments look great and move with an almost movie-esque quality. While it was really pretty to watch, there wasn’t much to see. The first episode merely introduced some characters and settings — nothing too special for a first episode.
Speaking of characters, we have Kaito Yashio, the lead protagonist who is only interested in an online fighting game called “Kill-Ballad.” Then there’s the main heroine, Akiho Senomiya, an optimistic girl who dreams of finishing the work of the Robotics Club, Gan-tsuku. Being on a Robotics Team in the past helps me relate to the two in some way, though I never attempted to build a life-size mech.
These two characters aren’t really anything special to be honest, at least not yet anyways, but they do give the atmosphere of the anime a cheerful and light-hearted feel. Kind of like the first few episodes to Steins;Gate before — oops almost let out some spoilers there. If it is anything like its counterparts, Robotics;Notes will catch us by surprise and take us on a wild adventure.
Though I judge by the first episode alone, I’m going to guess that Robotics;Notes will have a slow start, not really picking up till episodes three or four. I could be entirely wrong but then again, the pacing for Steins;Gate was also very slow until mid-series. While this episode wasn’t bad at all, it didn’t really get me as excited as I thought it would. But like the old story of the Tortoise and the Hare, the Tortoise won even though having a slow start. If this is the case, I hope the Tortoise named “Robotics;Notes” sets a new world record and shocks us all as Steins;Gate did.
Go, little Tortoise, show us what you are made of!
GO Rating: 3.5/5
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