The Nihon Review - Anime Reviews & Editorials

What Could’ve Been

There are some anime that strive to be artistic. There are those who strive to pander to a crowd. And yet there are those series that are middling, failing to shine in the spotlight. Both of our series for you today provide case studies of what could have been, displaying qualities that should have been polished. First is Kaikyaku‘s review of Gravitation, a slightly older series that provides a yummy, but not quite delicious, take on a band enduring through the stresses of the music world.

Next is a look at one of noitaminA’s earlier shows, Ayakashi: Classic Japanese Horror, by kadian1364. What should have been a horrifying combination of three mini-stories turns out quite a bit less than frighting, though the series does manage to save itself with its final tale.

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