Just finished watching “The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye.” Overall I’d say this is 4/5 stars or a B+ depending on your scale. It’s six disks each with four episodes which if you skip opening/closing credits and previews last a total of about 80 minutes/disk.
At first one might think this is just an anime version of “Tank Girl” but the main character is much more complex. While there is an underlying thread to the series it is made up of multiple story arcs based on missions with other story arcs based on characters superimposed on them. The result is a well told series of stories without any threads left dangling that I noticed.
While there is little original in the overall story, and the subplots and most characters are average, the main character upon which the entire show hinges is quite unique. Unlike many heroes/heroines she is multi-dimensional which allows her to overcome obstacles in unexpected ways. She’s one of those characters you just can’t help but like. Another plus, big plus based on a lot of things I’ve seen lately, is that none of the characters need behave stupidly to advance the plot in a particular direction.
However, all is not roses in this world. There is an annoying voiceover narration that keeps popping up pretty much just explaining the obvious or stating what could have been made obvious with a characters body language. Seldom does it give anything useful like back-story. Usually it just tells you what the characters are thinking/feeling which is obvious by from seeing their expressions. The only purpose this narrations served for me was to yank me out of the world and remind me I’m watch a show.
While not an epic or groundbreaking story it’s still a series well worth watching if for no other reason than the refreshing originality of the main character.
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