I recommend this anime, and if you watch it, watch to the very end. I really enjoyed watching them change and grow throughout the anime. As such it is an awkward blend of both, which is similar in its effectiveness as trying to force two like-poles of a magnet together. Nezumi and Shion got some relationship development together, but it still could have been stronger. Even so, it couldn’t hurt to try a sip, could it? The sound is great as well. Second, it's only eleven episodes, so you can already assume that the plot won't be perfect. Mother character who loves Shion (hey at least she's not dead), Inukashi and Rikiga who both needed to get fleshed out more, but end up helping Shion. The voice actor for Nezumi, Yoshimasa Hosoya, did an excellent job with the songs. Shion, a boy raised in the elite and privileged environment of his home, gives shelter to another boy, who only gives his name as 'Nezumi', during the former's 12th birthday. Overall it was enjoyable, but definately needed a few more episodes. The songs by Nezumi are what really kept my attention. I thought I was in for a good treat. I was hooked, and I can't wait to read the manga. The ending itself was put together well enough, but was still slightly annoying with the typical 'this is really just the beginning' end when not everything about the plot made sense. see how much you know about the anime/manga No.6! isn't too hard to get used to. The No. FAQ After being reunited with Rat years later, the two begin to uncover the dirty secrets of the 'ideal city' No.6 while discovering more about themselves and their love for each other along the way. Like most future dystopian stories, there are things you want to know that both drive you crazy but also make the world even more fascinating. It’s as if the main conflict doesn’t even matter and instead of dealing with a threat that can wipe out humanity, we instead get unexciting slice of life. What a way to start the year! 6 woud’ve been godly. As if it were to be swam in by a god. them et al. Sitemap. In No.6, it's the choice between being happy, but manipulated, or constantly in danger, but free. He got angry at Shion all the time for his unrealistic views/innocence, but he didn't even follow what he said himself, and seemed like he would rather go with Shion's point of view. Blue Submarine no. However, there are some overall issues with No. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. This is barely bromance! I thought it captured the tone of the anime nicely. 6 breaks typical sci-fi convention - in films like Equilibrium or Book of Eli, those who oppose the system are good, almost bleached out guys. I hope all the people who check out this series enjoy it. The middle consisted of continuing the main plot while being introduced to minimal side characters (yay :D not too many characters) and developing the relationship between Shion and Nezumi. No. I did not want just one season of this anime. And look at that, genocides, and shootings, and weird queen bees happen in the finale, in a very quick succession and without first managing to make the viewer care about them. The characters were fine in most respects. Animation: The animation for No.6 wasn't the most awesome thing I've seen before but I did like it. 6, one of six city-states that was built after the world was destroyed from war. Of course, after he learns what No. But since I wasn't very sure about what I should give for the story element, I decided that No.6's Story should get something between 7.5 and 8. No. 6 [is] worth your time.” —Anime News Network “No. You won't be disappointed and you can get a lot more out of that than the anime itself! I never expected what happened next in the story and it made me think more, which is what I like in a story. Kodansha Comics published the series in North America, releasing the first volume in June 2013. Each volume covers a novel and the manga adaption was completed in the December 2013 issue of Aria. No. No. The story theme was Dystopia. Sion is intelligent, highly educated and lives a privileged life within the walls of No. desirable people within its populace are nurtured and intentionally left in the dark about the true reality of the world around them. Action, sci-fi and shounen-aiWhich anime should you watch next? In an odd coincidence, I have completed three anime that open with a similar premise – Toward the Terra, Xam’d: Lost Memories, and No.6.They are each about a late teen living a good life, free of worries, when an … and there is clear character development. could not stop watching once I had actually started. 6 that make it average, with my seven rating slightly due to the fact I love characters with white hair and red eyes. This made all of the characters memorable in some way. other anime fans just like you. D4DJ: First Mix (2020) 2020-10-31; That is why there was a 70% drop of viewership midway, once they realized they were being trolled. 1 year ago. (Request an anime for review here.) This story had very little, which caught my attention. Reviewer: Marc Review Date: 2005-01-25 (updated 2010-10-01) 3.5 stars out of 5 (; Blue Submarine No. In a city known as No.6, an elite student named Shion saves a young boy called Rat, who happens to be an escapee from the local prison. Shi… As the main character, I don't want him mentally wimpy all the time (those characters annoy me), but he recovered so quickly from shock after shock of things that could possibly make someone psycho. So, I give No.6 a 9 out of 10 for Characters. Shion finds himself becoming aware of this reality as he interacts with the mysterious rogue known as Nezumi which costs the former his desirable status in the said mentioned society. Safu is that one girl that is in complete love with the main character and would do anything for him, and she likes her grandmother, that's it. 6 would definitely have found it's way into the Geek of Oz top 10 anime releases of 2012. NO. However, after reading a lot of reviews and posts from other anime fans, it seems like most people dropped it because the two main characters may be gay. But, like with everything in the world, it had it's flaws. So, I gave this anime an 8.5 overall. There, for the privileged elite, life should be perfect. Personally I think it could have been better if they gave it 12 or 13 episodes just to tie some loose ends for people who haven't read the novels or manga, unfortunately we were given an eleven episode rush job. 3 February 2019 1920 × 1080 No. So, the Animation was given a 7 out of 10. Furthermore, not even the chemistry between the two heroes is enough to compensate for the lack of everything else, since it’s fairly stereotypical, with nothing worth remembering them for. On the other side we have people living ouside the city - animals spending their lives in the slums. Quick Review Switch to Full Review. Locked into Strangeness: Shion begins with typical Japanese dark hair. The mix of CGI, drawing and (painting?) However, (as you may have guessed) the eleven episodes did not unravel all these mysteries, and though several were solved, there were still a variety of questions about the plot left unfinished. Oh, and one last thing: if you doubt us, we won’t hesitate to eliminate you. It kept me interested from start to finish. This is a theme that's pretty common among authors. The Anime needed to create a darker atmosphere(plot was dark material, but didn't seem to have a dark enough atmosphere at times), and create a pacing so that what the audience and Shion 'discovers' about No.6 is more impactful. Amazing animation, lovely voice work--even in the English dub--and great story line. 6's final volume manages to be uplifting at the same time that it is taking vast swathes of pages to essentially just explain the truth about both the city and the story's world. It seemed like such an interesting premise at first.And then WHAM the premise ends up being nothing but a background decoration and the whole plot becomes nothing more than gay romance. Everything in the novel is pure genius and 11 episodes simply did not do it justice. Other Notes: This is a really good anime. Anyways, the problem is not just the premise being a joke; there is also very little plot in it. Characters: When I first watched this, I was capitvated by the characters. The colors were bright but dull at the same time and all the stuff that was magical wasn't done in an over the top way. It's not the type of story that needs twenty four episodes but and extra one or two would have made a difference. But I just love this anime so much, it will make you cry! It also made them seem more life like and you get to see different sides of Shion and Nezumi. On the run from No. This is a series I just re-watched. Mirage of Blaze is the only other anime I can think of that was action and yaoi. Although this review is being posted in January 2013, No. None of these are good things normally :'( Sad reality of Short Anime. Ignorance really is bliss. Legutóbbi bejegyzések. 6 is a solid entry into the genre of post-apocalyptic science fiction, even if the ending feels a bit unfinished. Then, the addition of the great characters and appealing animation makes this an anime that most people can enjoy. If you take stock in such things, No. What No. The anime, a production of BONES, aired as part of FujiTV's noitaminA block in 2011. This anime didn't feel like an anime. 6 has action and suspense--and a little gore--that draws you into the story of a futuristic world that has been ravaged by natural disasters, leaving only six colonies spread throughout the world, with the sixth being the most secretive and overprotective. 6 is a historically interesting series, marking both an early success in computer-heavy anime production and Gonzo's first foray into anime, but it merits recognition based purely on its own merits. Lighter and Softer: The anime has taken out some of the more violent aspects of No. What are even sillier is how the relationship is the most distinctive aspect of them instead of their personalities. 6 Genre: Drama Company: Bones Format: 11 episodes Dates: 8 Jul 2011 – 16 Sep 2011 Synopsis: Shion is a bright boy living in the controlled utopia No. As a 24 episode anime, No. Regardless of some reviews, this is NOT boy love at all! The final nail in the coffin are the final episodes which desperately try to become a sci-fi thriller, only to fail miserably because by now most viewers either dropped it or lost interest, while the ones still watching are all fujoshis. paced and it leaves a lot of be desired in the end. It was kept pretty simple considering the time in which the anime was created in. Still, the characters fit well together and weren't dislikeable. I've always wanted to watch an action anime where the male leads fall for each other but it isn't a drama or romance show. 6 before Shion can be taken to the Ministry of Love. Yet a few episodes later, all that is trashed for a done-to-death stereotypical gay relationship between the main two characters. Press Room Overall, the characters were brilliantly designed and kept my attention. NOT if you're looking for great Sci-fi, if you wanted Shounen ai(there was only 'vibes' of it), or if you DON'T want those 'vibes'. A bit dodgy at some points, but overall okay. Everything looks idyllic on the surface while a horror hides in the shadows and the characters try to cope with it. ©2021 All Rights Reserved. NO. I'll do my best to refrain from any spoilers or summarizing the plot. The second episode continues to add questions, while starting up the plot proper as prettyboy Nezumi helps hero Shion escape No. I still enjoyed it, it's fairly good. This series is entirely unrelated to GONZO's Blue Submarine No. UPDATE: A decade has elapsed since the initial review and we find it high time to re-examine this series. Rating: Boy, were the fans trolled or what… Most were lured into the show for its very atmospheric and captivating world, all thanks to its very high production values. 6 starts as the tale of a dystopian society. However, it wasn't the soundtrack that really caught my attention. Aside from that the art work, music, and characters were very well done. First off, if you absolutely hate any sort of Shounen ai vibe, don't watch this. Shion, the main character, meets Nezumi, and they try to find out what No. Four years later, Shion experiences a spate of incidents around him in which a deadly infection by parasitic wasps leaves its victims to age rapidly. I was under the impression that No. I'm glad they did't try to add a Nezumi and Shion romance in instead of just hinting at it, because then the plot would have been even more rushed. Sound: While watching No.6, I enjoyed the soundtrack. that the excitement finally was back and it actually happened something. With a bit of sci-fi, slight vibes of Shounen ai romance, and the whole topic of 'utopian society never being a utopia', No. Do Not Sell My Personal Information It was great and I loved it. No. Create lists for what you've seen & read, watch over 40,000 legal streaming episodes online, and meet To me, Nezumi and Shion's interactions were better than the overarching plot. If they made a sequel to this, I would watch it. I watched all 12 episodes of this anime at a really good friends house at 12 am until 3am? As my parting words, No. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. 6, but has an interesting tendency to get violent/snap if anyone hurts Nezumi, that was a nice touch. Read 57 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Everything looks idyllic on the surface while a horror hides in the shadows and the characters try to cope with it. Since I know a ton of stories, and have written a Dystopian story myself, with this theme, I lowered the rating for the story element. I always wanted to know what happened next. Notice at Collection When a song slightly important to the main story was sung, it was done in a very lovely voice, so that was a nice touch and fun to listen to. Which do you prefer?). The story took a different turn than what I have previously read. A manga adaptation drawn by Hinoki Kino began serialization in the March 2011 issue of Kodansha's Aria magazine. an area inside the Dystopia called NO.6. Effectively she is doing everything the main characters should be doing. Cookie But for young Shion, the only thing perfect has been the nightmare his life has become since letting a strange boy called Rat spend the night in his apartment. But let's start with the good things about this anime. It was acceptable as a plot premise. 6 is exceptionally good and perhaps a more fitting homage to The Island of Dr. Moreau than any movie with that title. At the end of episode 3, Nezumi, who has stated his disgust at No. Terms It is an 11 episode series with an apparent complicating setting and cast, yet most of them were nothing more than a slow paced and uneventful bonding between the two main characters. issues about what is is to be human, how we can evolve or not, how we make our own place in the world and most importantly how we deal and interact with others that come into our lives even for just a few minutes... for the series. But Sion's comfortable existence changes forever when he meets Nezumi, an escaped convict, on the eve of his twelfth birthday. Many other stories I have read would have quite a few of static characters. Amazing animation, lovely voice work--even in the English dub--and great story line. 6 is science fiction the way it’s meant to be—boundary pushing … and completely spellbinding.” I recently finished watching the anime No.6 and I must say that I really enjoyed it. Yet a few episodes later, all that is trashed for a done-to-death stereotypical gay relationship between the main two characters. In conclusion, it’s a very bad series, with an awful plot, bad directing, uninteresting characters, lousy finale, and lots of trolling that fools you into thinking it’s going to be a serious story. At first glimpse, but it does n't really stick as much as the first volume in June 2013 than. I can honestly say that it is worth it to bare with the mysteries behind. 'S Aria magazine protagonists, there are other interesting characters like Safu, Dogkeeper Shions. 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