Bokurano

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  • 5
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  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
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4.2
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A heart-wrenching classic not to miss
    Bokurano is one of the anime that inspired me to start watching the medium frequently. Sure, the graphics aren't great (even for 2007 standards), but that's not what Bokurano is about. It's about the gripping tales of these dozen or so children who unintentionally sign themselves up for a battle they didn't know they had to face. The characters are genuine, the direction is superb, and most of ...
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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Not good not bad but whatever
    Mostly backstories of the pilots. A wide variety of children with different pasts and different dreams, some good some bad. After the first battle pretty much knew where the whole story was going. Really in a nutshell, think of Evangelion and Puella Magi Madoka Magica having a love child but without having Madoka Kaname in it.

    I didn't suffer through it as some people, nor did I find it the ...
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Be VERY sure you want to watch this...
    This is a depressing, violent, anime full of death. I gave it 5 stars because the quality is that good. But I really don't recommend you watch it.

    Don't get me wrong, it's written very well! But so many people die. Even the heroes die. And sometimes they're villains instead of heroes.

    I wish I never found this anime. It's too good for me to simply abandon, but it was almost too ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    A Deconstruction of the Giant Robot Genre
    Bokurano is like a series of small, personal stories swirling in an otherworldly plot that is beyond our capabilities.

    *If you're looking for plot-focused anime, this may not be for you. It is more focused on its characters and how they react to the plot.
    *If you're looking for lovable characters, some are, but many are hard to like. Like a small sample of the world population, you won't like ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Very different and emotional mecha/human anime
    I began wondering what the story was, since the presentation was about children playing a "game" and piloting a huge black robot against others. The main story became dark and emotional quickly, but the developing internal stories of each "pilot" and family was the motivation to move on. There are parts that were excellently told, and brought tears to my eyes, yet some were too harsh and even ...
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  • 3 out of 15 people found this review helpful:
    Do You Like Bad Writing? Then This Show Is For You!
    The entire show becomes a formula of "here's a backstory, then we kill the character with the backstory" thereby making any personal investment in any character moot. Then, let's consider the plot. Hey! We're destroying other universes to reduce possibilities because *reasons*. Yeah, that makes sense.

    It's a formulaic show whose formula is counterintuitive to why people invest time in anything. ...
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    watch bokurano, it was very good!
    i dont feel like giving this a full review but i highly recommend--i forward you to the "glass reflection" review on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7IJEI3vZzs --the rest of the review will just be the letter a to finish the requirment:aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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  • 8 out of 25 people found this review helpful:
    Garbage Can: The Anime
    I really, really, really wanted to like this anime. When it first came out many years ago, many of my friends hailed it as one of the best anime ever, saying it took care of character emotions well and was just all-around a good anime. We were also around 12-14 at the time. This anime caters heavily to the edgy teens who think they’re all grown up and want to watch “mature” anime. Instead of ...
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  • 6 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Opening Theme Alone Gets Three Stars
    Seriously, this is the most beautiful opening theme I've heard in years, and maybe ever.

    The series pretty well jumps right in, so you don't spend a lot of time getting to know the characters - but you'll get to know each of them very well over the course of the series.

    There is giant robot combat, but it's not the sole focus of the story, which is really about the 15 teenage pilots. Some ...
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  • 11 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    Mecha Pilots Sign Up Here
    Do you really really really really want to be a mecha pilot? If an alien race dropped a mecha nearby and asked you to pilot it, would you? Or would you wait till you heard the catch? Not that it matters much since they tricked you into coming by saying you were signing up to beta test a video game, then immediately dumped you into combat with another mecha. Fight or die? Is that a fair question? ...
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