23 April 2008 | ProfessorMovieMovie
great story, art, music, etc almost ruined by fan service
Fan service... strikes again. Not as bad as Witch Blade, but bad enough. This is an excellent anime. Original story and that is very hard to do. Love the artwork, editing, music, especially the opening song... I love just about everything about this anime except for the gratuitous fan service.
It's shown often and in scenes where it is completely unnecessary. Huge boobed teens oozing into skintight suits and shown completely naked. The only girl in the first half is, of course, only there for the fan service. They don't really give her much of a personality. She is in love with another character and seems to only exist for him.
Why? Isn't the anime industry aware that their audience has long ago expanded from teen boys and socially inept men? Just tell a damn good story, with great artwork, voicing, etc. and leave the fan service to a minimum. Seriously.
Oh wait... pardon me. I take it back. I forgot who makes these things. Inspired by teen boys and made by socially inept men. Sometimes they get past the fan service and actually come up with a great series.
Gantz is one of them.