The Price of Smiles

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3.0
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  • I Made Judgments Based on the Thumbnail Art
    And I was wrong. It's not cute girls and mecha. It's a war drama. The story is strong. The art is woefully inconsistent. The writing is frustrating because there are times when it alludes to something and it made me gasp or think how clever it was, but then it would continue to beat you over the head with this info (because they assume you aren't paying attention?) or else leave something ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Infuriating garbage!
    One of the worst animes I've seen. Was the point of this to make me as angry as possible? Seriously, DO. NOT. WATCH. THIS!

    This anime tried to have "good guys vs bad guys" and show the both sides of war AT THE SAME TIME, and they failed miserably.
    (this anime had some tone issues)

    The blue team of the bad guys were hated by almost everyone (in the comment section of episodes). They were ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Its Reach Definitely Exceeded Its Grasp
    It tried so hard, and it had such an interesting idea. However, it lacked the budget to truly do it justice, and that was its undoing.

    I wanted to like this show more. It tries to show the human cost to wars, but the execution was too flawed for me to give it more than a grudging three stars. It's one of those "guilty pleasure" shows that I will probably re-watch later, but can't give anything ...
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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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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    The Price of Plotholes
    I tried pretty hard to give this anime every chance I could. But it really fails to deliver in almost every area. It's no spoiler to say this is one of those shows that tries to show how good people can exist on both sides of a war. And while it does show that, everything else that supports that idea fails. This series suffers from major plot holes. The very reason for the war is never clearly ...
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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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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    DO NOT STOP AT THE FIRST EPISODE
    DO NOT STOP ON THE FIRST EPISODE! Really gets a whole lot better further on with a satisfying ending and great action. Its a good show that lets you see both sides of the story and handles demonstrating the the physiological and civilian toll of war.Overall a fun watch would definitely recommend!
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Descent series to watch
    I watched it because the first episode is interesting, but it become flat after few episodes and become boring towards the end, but I love the opening song! But, then I finished it off because I already started it. So, I wouldn't recommend it, but I would say it was okay.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Could have been great; missed the mark.
    I have finished the series with an open mind and now that I have finished the disappointment is unreal. There are so many things wrong with this show, to avoid spoilers somewhat they use a quantity vs quality justification of why a side wins a fight. Despite them hyping up new technology that’s groundbreaking and unlike anyone has seen before the less advanced side can win battles because they ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Below average at best.
    It had promise until the ending. The ending was really rushed and underdeveloped. Also the characters where card board cutouts and nothing special at all. I would go far to say that half of the cast was annoying. The action was good and the story had some good points. There was good build up but the ending was terrible. Could have been done miles better.

    Honestly your better off watching ...
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