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Unexpected gravitas in 009-1

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

I started watching 009-1 back when it began airing in 2006. Sadly, it took more than a year for its subbing to be completed, and by then I had forgotten all about it. It was only a few months ago where I was able to obtain the complete series.

The first few episodes of the series are pretty slow. Like Golgo 13 and manga that haven’t aged as well as its creators would like, the episodes are standalone and deal with 009-1’s individual missions. Its first five episodes are quite forgettable, actually.

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First impressions on 009-1

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

Before another DotA binge, I decided to watch the first episode of 009-1 while I waited for my Kemonozume fix (which, sadly, will take a long time to complete as I’m downloading episode by episode, and there seems to be not a lot of interest in that series). I’m not recommending that series, however – it’s unique, it’s artistic and stylistic, but the final arc of Ayakashi was done much better, in my opinion. There was a sense to the style, and it wasn’t solely insanity. You don’t run out of your house and look at the girl of your dreams and immediately have sex with them, do you? Granted, this anime exercises a lot more freedom with its animation and direction, but that’s just stretching it. I’m watching it because I want to know where the show will take itself, but I’m not expecting much. It wasn’t appalling, so I decided to stick with it. (more…)