Gatchaman Crowds Insight Review — A-

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Internet mobs run rampant.

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Like I said for the last season, I absolutely love the shows visual style (particularly the color palette) as well as Hajime’s character. And this season was even stronger than the last one.

Whereas the last season focused on how the Internet and technology can make the world a better place through crowdsourcing, this season focused on how that could go drastically wrong by showing the effects of Internet hate mobs moving into the real world. This is a very timely topic, since I see it happen all the time on Twitter. Whenever someone says something dumb they become the most hated person for a day or two before everybody forgets. And typically the reaction is greatly disproportionate to the crime. Gatchaman Crowds is generally very thought-provoking regarding the impact of technology. In a sea of anime about such deep topics as “You’re you, you!” and “I’m so great because I have friends!” Gatchaman Crowds easily stands out.

  • Storytelling – A – One of the most thought-provoking shows of the past year.
  • Voice – A – Just look at those goofy Kuu-samas lol.
  • Characters – A – Builds on the strong characterizations from the first season.
  • Attention Grab – A – Kept my interest.
  • Production – A – Gorgeous.
  • Overall – A-

Recommendations – Tiger and Bunny, Higashi no Eden, Tsuritama

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