Jan 17 2010 01:04 AM
That was a complete disappointment.....the ending was rushed and little was explained in the aftermath, particularly as to how all those who died are actually alive.
The show started out slow and then was doing a fantastic job up until the final episode. I really didn't want to believe it when I saw the end of episode 11 that the entire episode was pre-recognition, but it turns out my assumptions were true.
Spending half of the final episode on Kakeru's past wasn't exactly my favorite part either. It was nice character development but definitely at the wrong time and too lengthy given what was needed to still be covered.
The show had a lot of good action and a nice theme, but was poorly executed in comparison with the visual novel it was based off of, especially since Kukuri was suppose to have played a greater significance in the story. I liked the whole Yuka going psychopathic concept but it disappeared quite quickly in the last episode as if nothing ever happened.
If anything bugged me in this series, it really would be the world reset at the end. Even though Takahisa and Yukiko don't know the rest of the group, it still doesn't explain why they're alive while Kukuri and Shiori aren't.
Overall, it wasn't a bad series, but the ending is what killed the series from potentially being an amazing adaptation of a visual novel, one we haven't seen in a long time that isn't a Key work: 6 or 7/10
As for the 11eyes OVA, considering we didn't get the "obligatory" swimsuit, maid, or hot spring episode for visual novel adaptations, the OVA will probably be one of the three. My guess is the maid since there was a maid event in Kukuri's, Yuka's, and Mizusu's route in the game (yes, the scene in the ED video sequence is a rip of the two/three CGs from the game lumped into one screen)