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Bokurano [First Impressions]

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Bokurano
I stole this image from Bateszi.

I never expected much out of Bokurano‘s first episode mainly because it was GONZO handling it. Seeing what they’ve done with NHK ni Youkoso, however, gave me hope as to what they’ll be doing in this series. Though NHK occasionally suffered from bad animation, it held itself integrally plotwise, and the ending that GONZO made up was great.

To be honest, though, my initial feelings regarding this series was quite unlike that of NHK. I just knew Bokurano was bound to be awesome with just the OP. I was already shaking with excitement while watching that OP. Of course, this infatuation may not last long (as GONZO is the studio handling this one), but I felt really good prospects to come from this series by just watching the first episode.

UNINSTALL was simply awesome. I’ve already played it about five times, and I still don’t tire of it. It reminds me of GitS:SAC‘s Inner Universe with its upbeat tones, although this was for me more melancholic. The story in the first episode is exactly my cup of tea – serious issues that pervade seemingly ordinary people to do extraordinary things (from their perspective). I expect this show to deal more with philosophy, with friendship, with love and with death. Those three ideas I mentioned are something I’d like to see vivisected in an anime series: it had been done with Honey and Clover, with NHK ni Youkoso, with Maison Ikkoku, and now, hopefully, with this series:

Bokurano.