Phi Brain

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4.4
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  • 30 out of 45 people found this review helpful:
    Interesting Concept, Terrible Execution
    I've certainly seen shows with stranger concepts, so a kid who works for a secret society of puzzle-solvers isn't outside my ability to accept. Hikaru No Go springs to mind as an example of a very unlikely concept working out; an anime about a kid possessed by a spirit of an ancient Go player who spends most of the show playing Go, which is not exactly a spectator sport. And yet that show was ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Better than I hoped.
    Honestly, I had no hopes. I just saw something about puzzles and my puzzle mode too over. I enjoyed Phi Brain season 1. I found it fun and addictive. I generally enjoyed the characters, especially the quirks of Cubic and Ana. The anime has energy and heart. I thought it was well written though I wish they had slowed a bit or given us more time and info to solve the puzzles ourselves. It ...
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  • 6 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    interesting and original
    I like the plot and concept of the series, but the main character is sort of idiotic and annoying for being a really smart puzzle solver. After the first few episodes, the series gets good. I also wonder why the main character is the only one in the school that doesn't wear a uniform.
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  • 4 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Really god but, not amazing
    I love this show so much but, it's just not one of those shows that I would put down as my favourite. The story is defiantly really enjoyable and so are the characters. I would really recommenced this to a lot of my friends; except for the ones that are looking for a romance or a comedy. There are some love moments but, it's very rare and though the characters are funny, this show was never meant ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A Must Watch! Awesome!
    It's one of my top 10 animes! I myself lost count how many times I've watched it and I have watched many anime of every genre. It definitely takes a different route from the typical anime. I would recommend this anime to everyone.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Puzzle Time So Lets Play Up
    I am avid puzzler solver and an semi-pro chess player. Phi Brain is an innovative anime the hero is more brains than brawn, plus his friends are very gifted and unique. Love the concept and show I recommend it for anyone looking for a little something different.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Made it through the first season, but bailed during the second
    Puzzles can kill people. At least, then can when created by the "wrong" hands so to speak. That's basically the principle at work here. The show is shounen style, with puzzles and "genius" solvers and givers as the protagonists and antagonists. There are many flaws with the story line, and it's never very smart. I think it skews to the younger crowd, which isn't bad because there's also very ...
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  • 5 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Add on to Crazedjedi
    I agree with Crazedjedi. The show would have been better if the story and puzzles weren't quickly solved. There was really no "challenge" for the main character or even the viewers to engage in due to how quickly his power kicked in. Personally I would believe Phi-Brain could have brought more viewers not only of a younger age but older as well, only if the story brought more than your regular ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Good start and bad finish.
    This anime was really interesting in the early episodes. Solving dangerous puzzles to earn prizes and eventually solve the puzzle of god. The story was captivating and the characters were pretty good from the start. Then everything became kind of ridiculous. The bad guys in an effort to stop the solvers use puzzles instead of physically stopping the person with force. It all went in a totally ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Interesting, Complex.
    Phi Brain particularly caught my interest with its crafty style of blending puzzles (which I am so-so at), mathematics (which I am okay at) and logic and analytical thought processes at very high speeds (which I enjoy dissecting later on at more comfortable ones). Whereas most anime merely just give the viewer questions and thoughts about how the series is turning out, I think Phi Brain lets your ...
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