The Price of Smiles

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3.0
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  • 44 out of 70 people found this review helpful:
    Nothing original to see here.
    I'm not going to pretend the show is bad, but it isn't great or legendary. I feel like four and five stars must be reserved for better shows. The concept is cliché and worn out. It's a moe mecha. That's it.
    The art is average, the combat feels very static. And as usual guns on mechs are useless, swords are king. I think that's the allure of mecha anime, the one on one duels and melee combat, so ...
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  • 19 out of 25 people found this review helpful:
    Don't stop with the first episode
    The series opens with a brief introduction to a post-Earth space society, and the likeable young princess who desires to fulfill her role and make the people happy. The first episode gives a rather false impression this might be a very bland show.
    Whereas the first episode lacks anything unique or interesting, the second episode immediately begins to show a great deal of promise. A significant ...
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  • 9 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    "Both sides" is a cop out for the unexamined life
    I tried, but I had to quit after 6 episodes.

    As of this time, The Price of Smiles has failed miserably in an attempt to display both sides of its war. One side has a kindhearted but naive princess who has to deal with coming into power using what little information she has been given. The other is a gang of soldiers working for an empire that thus far has been shown to be nothing but a greedy ...
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  • 7 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    It's rare for me to drop a title midseason....
    ..... but after 7 episodes it's only gotten worse with each passing episode. There isn't one single likable character for me in the entire series and I found myself hoping more characters would be killed off each week. I'm also not a fan of the mech design and animation. I'm usually a fan of a lot of the cliches this anime uses but it can't even manage to use them well.
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  • 9 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    Starts slow, but it's getting speed really good
    Edit after watching ep. 2
    For starters, please do not be like me and judge the series by the first chapter alone because the difference between chapters 1 and 2 es important. in tone, style and thankfully in the improvement on many of the weaknesses shown in the beginning.

    So, given that, Yeah!, nope and yay?
    Yeah!
    Promises to have an interesting component of political intrigue. it's real ...
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  • 7 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    I wish I never started watching this show
    What otherwise could have been a very good show. Spends to much time trying to get the viewer to emphasize the the invaders. It drags you down each episode. I was hoping for a turn around, but 10 episodes in no such luck. I will finish the series only because I hate not finishing a story. I wish I never started watching this show
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    So much wasted potential.
    So many plot holes. So much forced character development at the end. Such a bad ending.

    It did have potential though. It was tantalizing enough to keep me watching all through the crappy end.

    I enjoy shows that are subversive, and this one is kinda trying to be, which was a nice setup for the show; however it quickly squanders that subversion with a constant emphasis on a dumb mechanic ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    it is what it is so yea
    well it just meh i lost interest really fast making me skip through the anime because i found it very boring and predictable after a while. Its all one sided deal and they just dragging this anime even though it could have ended along time ago. But not worthy
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    The Price of Smiles = 4 Hours Lost
    I normally don't take the time to review a show. The time it takes to craft 'subjective' thoughts into semi-coherent paragraphs is time I could be watching the next show. I consider this more of a warning then review. If you read the title as "The Prince of Smiles" then move on. This is not for you. If you read this as "The Price of Smiles", you may want to move on too. If you ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Started out well... Ended poorly
    It was interesting at first. It felt like there was a lot of potential, but it turned to be a disappointment. It ended becoming a game of guessing who is going to die first, and no longer being upset about their deaths. The ending was rushed and really boring...If you really don't have anything else you would like to watch, feel free to try this anime out. It isn't the worst anime, but it isn't ...
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