Phi Brain

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  • 3
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4.4
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  • Enjoyable anime with some turns
    When I started this anime, it was about 2 years ago, I binge watched many of the episodes until I just started getting bored. I ended up dropping it in my "queue" and forgetting about it. Looking back at some anime that I never finished, i decided to give it a chance again because I remember I enjoyed it enough to binge watch it and start puzzles myself. I finished the rest within a couple days. ...
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  • One of my new top ten animes
    While this anime has a lot of mixed reviews, I personally enjoyed it quite a bit. It is complex but not so much that you have to re-watch anything. There are a few episodes that I think could have been executed better. Without going into details, this anime is pretty solid in my book and has a very fitting ending
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    If you like puzzles then this show isn't for you.
    I knew I should have stopped watching when I saw the main character solve a medium level Sudoku puzzle in the first episode, and everyone around him was astonished. Watching someone solve a puzzle isn't exciting, but the fun comes from the puzzle keeping the solver engaged. I was hoping for more, but I got what I expected. They cut out the solving completely. Shows the puzzle..... BAM! answered. ...
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  • Missed Opportunity, but Good
    (TL;DR Review is on the bottom)

    Personally, I haven't watched the 3rd season yet so please don't judge me on that. But judging from the first 2 seasons, I feel like it's a bit too repetitive, yet entertaining enough to keep watching.

    The plot follows as the main character of the series solving deadly puzzles with an ancient artifact messing or helping him out.

    I mean, I really did enjoy ...
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  • 1 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Left absolutely speechless.
    Anime and puzzles, two of my favorite things put in one. I love this series so much, and I'm very glad I got to take the time and watch it (just before I go back to school!) because Phi-Brain gave me almost everything I wanted in an anime. The characters were fantastic, and the story was able to match, all to my surprise. The development of this story was far better than I had ever imagined it to ...
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  • Are you a Phi Brain?
    This series was definitely interesting but I admit that season 2 is where you might lose people as far as interest goes. 1st and 3rd Season are definitely the best and the characters are enjoyable (you're bound to have at least a couple of favorites that you like). The plot was excellent; the only thing is that you really have to get all the way to the middle of the 3rd season for things to start ...
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  • 1 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    I really wanted to like this... Puzzle Time
    I don't know... like I really wanted to like this,... but...

    The story - the characters are ok, but their motivations are not clear or made up on the spot or just illogical... like most of the stories involve some weird possessive friendship angles or fake memories. Actually it makes no sense a lot of how the characters are tied to the story.

    Puzzles - The puzzles, well some of them are ...
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  • Interesting start . . . hmmmmmm
    I think I was prepared for this to not be good, just from the title. But was surprised to find it extremely interesting. It makes you think about the world a little different. And the characters are different. I guess I have watched so many animes that I find a lot of them the same. This has to be the only one I ever seen about puzzles. Way to go.
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  • 3 out of 4 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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  • 3 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Good Idea Bad Execution
    The original idea about an anime where people solves puzzles seemed interesting and I thought it would be something like Death Notes, with mind games and psychological aspects. In reality it was big huge disappointment. The storyline is childlike in its simplicity and the characters are one dimensional and way too naive and impossible.
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