15 October 2006 | pavelpasiuk
A great Cyberpunk anime, but rather disappointing ending
At 23 episodes, it is just the right amount of episodes for that series. I was amazed of the overall atmosphere of it, which begins with the opening theme, and then progresses throughout the entire series.. It's like each and every frame of the series is an artwork in itself, and I think that many people would agree with me on that. The music was nice, although could be a little darker at times. The styling of the main characters is very good; however, the development is rather disappointing. Like the development of RE-L is pretty nonexistent.. I liked the idea that finally, there is something that can rival the Ghost in the shell series on the cyberpunk front. However, there is one crucial difference, and a downfall at that.. The ending.. I am not putting any spoilers in that one, but the episodes after 18 are rather dull. It's like they have suddenly changed the crew, and left only the artists.. After episode 20, i lost the connection with the plot, because there were 3 episodes on different time frames. And different realities.. And to make a statement, the best overall ending was the original Evangelion ending, not the movies (although the were good).
I would recommend watching this series if you like that sort of movies, because it is very dark, and I think it doesn't quite have that humoristic appeal typically seen in other anime series. The overall experience is very pleasing, however, I must say, it is a sad series, and a very depressing at that.