Rewrite Review — D+

A boy reincarnates and uses magical powers to save the world and get the girl(s).

I’m not a big fan of Key stories. The only ones I’ve enjoyed so far are the goofy ones, mainly Angel Beats and Charlotte. I especially hate the ones like Air and Kanon and Clannad where they run through each of these cute girls with their own sob stories.

The first half of Rewrite was in that vein. But I did appreciate that it additionally had an overarching story, even if that story was a kooky saving the world from pollution with the power of magic story.

Then the second half came around, and while I appreciate what they were going for, I had a great deal of trouble following it. I had the same problem to a lesser extent in the first season, too. I’m not sure if this is a problem with the show, or a problem with me, because honestly, I didn’t care enough about it to put much thought in at all. But I had no idea what was going on with all the reincarnations and crap.

Also, the second season was kind of creepy, because all the girls the main character seduced in the first season were now little children. Well aside from the girl who was a little child in the first season, I guess she wasn’t born yet. But it definitely had this lolicon feel. Still, I did appreciate that it only focused on a single love interest making it feel less cheap.

Of course, now that I’ve written this review, I realized I already wrote one for the last season, when I either thought it was over or swore I wasn’t going to watch anymore, I forget which. But my feelings are still the same, I guess the second season was slightly better than the first, if more confusing.

  • Storytelling – D – Super confusing but had its good moments.
  • Voice – D – The whole setup made very little sense.
  • Characters – D – Kagari was ok. (because she never said anything)
  • Attention Grab – C – It was a challenge but I finished.
  • Production – C – Looks fine.
  • Overall – D+

Recommendations –Angel Beats, Charlotte

2 thoughts on “Rewrite Review — D+

  1. Well, the VN was great, if not outright terrific, *especially* considering it’s a japanese animurelated crap which is mostly a mediocre affair and rarely really good.
    Guys who dared to watch the animu (i did not) said it was a piss-poor quality adaptation, with a somewhat redeeming second season. But the funny thing is – to understand what’s going on here and where did they fuck it up one must read the whole VN beforehand, since in this thing there are just some bits and pieces of various routes with a garbled main story.
    Oh and there were enough material in the original for, at the very least, a few 26 eps seasons, i think.
    So basically that’s it: this thing was haphazardly done to promote a new Rewrite mobage Ignis Memoria & Rewrite+, the latter being a reissue of the main game with some updated things/improvements, full voicing etc.
    Why, Key, why? Did that quick cash grab from cheaply made shitty animu-as-promotion do you and your audience any good?
    Oh well, whatever goes, i guess…

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