Phi Brain

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  • 5
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  • 3
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4.4
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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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  • 25 out of 38 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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  • 1 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    HOly wow its great!!
    its so pErFecT i LiKe ROOK so much <3 the intro is kewl too and i dont really like the cubik kid he thinks too much </3 5 stars
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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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  • 4 out of 7 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 7 people found this review helpful:
    Phi brain is the best thing that ever happened to me
    I love this anime, it has everything from the logic I know and love from math to science and everything else i learn in school, to the fantasy I love to play like final fantasy, it may seem that this would be hard to do, but this anime balances them both so perfectly. To anyone out there who is new to anime, loves solving puzzles, and has a soft spot toward fantasy then this is the anime for you
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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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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Very original, quite enjoyable.
    Phi Brain is one of the more unique animes I've seen, up there with Mysterious Girlfriend X. Here's my review on this quaint anime.

    Story:8/10
    I'm a huge puzzle fan. Growing up, I always had puzzles around me. Rubik's cubes, release the rings, all sorts of puzzles. Hell, I have sudoku puzzles lying around my floor. However; the puzzle concept is taken too far here. I very much enjoy the ...
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  • 3 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    I just can't , praying it gets better
    So I had high hopes for this anime. I love the studio and the premise seemed great. The first couple of episodes were okay but I feel the story is just dragging. Filler episodes with side characters already? It's not a good sign when I cringe about having to watch the next one but hoping it gets better. I'll keep trudging in hopes that my sacrifice keeps getting repaid with wonderful anime like ...
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