Posted by psgels on 9 March 2007 with categories: FREEDOM

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Short Synopsis: Earth has become completely uninhabitable due to the fall of a huge space station down the atmosphere. At least, that’s what people want the citizens of Eden to believe.
Good: The ending of the episode.
Bad: Okay, it wasn’t too realistic, though.
Overall Enjoyment Value: 8/10

Ah, why not. I’m going to blog this OVA. It’s only coming out once a season, and it could definitely use a bit of extra attention, as the setting is really interesting so far. I like how this anime uses the technique of cell-shading. It definitely works as an art style, though the creators still haven’t figured out how to synchronize mouth movement properly apparently.

This anime basically tells two stories: that of Takeru and his surroundings, his friends and his rivals, and his search for the mysterious girl in the picture. The first part may be nice and all, but what really caught my interest was the second part, ever since the ending of the previous episode. Me likes the mystery. This episode basically shows Takeru, trying to find the girl on the picture, and eventually discovering that she’s from earth. For some reason, however, the authorities of Eden are determined to keep this a secret from their citizens.

I loved the ending of this episode. Okay, it’s a bit overglorified, only when Takeru climbs a not-so-large mountain, he sees the earth very clearly, instead of on the horizon, and he just happens to run into the messages from earth, but I’m willing to forgive this to the creators. It seems this anime is going to focus on Takeru, as he tries to go against the government of Eden and return to earth. It’ll be interesting to see what happens in the end. So far, there are a lot of bad OVA’s around here, but FREEDOM definitely is worth watching.

2 Responses

  1. *shrug* says:

    Ah, c’mon. A huge space station falling to Earth might, say, obliterate Sydney and a good chunk of Australia, but it’s not gonna kill everyone. At least, that’s what Gundam taught me…

  2. psgels psgels says:

    Well, it depends. I could imagine that it would cause some long-term hazards, if it happens to be big enough. But then again, the end of this episode showed that that wasn’t the case, so I was wrong. :P

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  • afgm
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 03:04 AM)
    but nobody cares or should care . this is just a site about cartoons. making it worth fussing over would imply having absolutely no life. Even complaining about anime implies you have no life, because it implies you are wasting your time watching things you don’t like. This goes for everyone.
  • afgm
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 03:01 AM)
    this was the thing that got you IP banned…
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    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 03:00 AM)
    I know this because we looked up the ip of a link spammer and it was the same as yours
  • WolfeTCG
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 03:00 AM)
    You just sound really volatile…Your’e not even here to talk about anime, you’re just calling people names.
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    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 02:59 AM)
    I knew you and you were a spamming troll
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    @k-off No, that was not me you dipshit. Anyone who knew me even before the site got renovated in 2011 would know I’m not a fucking spamming troll.
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    Did I just witness Kevin bonding with Aidan over how shitty the character design in Bible Black was?
    @Kevin I have a strong suspicion that the one who spammed the chat with Kissmanga links a while back was you.
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    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 02:17 AM)
    @afgm I only happened to be at the library at the time. I know how to use VPNs, I’m not stupid. Also the “let’s ignore Kevin” tactic doesn’t work because I’m not here to spam dickpics and shit.
  • afgm
    (Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 01:54 AM)
    @AidanAK47: I don’t think you know how to deal with Kevin correctly. You need to ignore him and he’ll eventually go insane. I remember when he was banned once and he actually went to the library to access the site from a different IP. That was funny.
  • Masky
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    So its about trying to explain unrelated supernatural thing with unrelated scientific fact? Has author of Zero Escape worked on other stuff where that technique has been used? :D

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