Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh – Horror or Nonsense?

So, what is there to say about this anime. I heard from a lot of people that this is a really good anime. If you are one of these persons please do not judge me for what I am about to write on my opinion.
*sigh* Where to begin? First of all, I should say that this was about the worst anime I have ever seen. (Please see below for why), in both style and story, this is around the most ugly thing I ever had the bad luck of finding.

Short Summary:

The story begins in the future, where a group of scientists are reasearching some old ruins somwhere in the middle east. There, they find the tomb of “gilgamesh”. What they also find is something mysterious (which is as stupid as it sounds, and only is revealed much later in the anime), and for that decide to stop the reasearch. On that day, there is a huge explosion, pracitally everyone dies, and the sky is changed to a sort of mirror. So, no more blue sky, now it’s just a strange mirror.

The story mainly is about two protagonists: A younger brother and his elder sister (visible in the picture). They travel this strange world together, after their mother drank herself to death. They come across many strange creatures and “humans” if you can call them that.

Review: Spoilerless

This section is for those who do still wish to see the anime (even after the huge warning I am giving out for not watching it), and do not wish anything spoiled. From characters till atomsphere, the text is the same, only Story and ending differ.

  1. Story: I can only say one thing: H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E. I forced myself to watch this anime from the start till the end, only to find out that the ending was even worse than all the rest.If for you, like me, the story is the most important, do NOT watch this anime, period. I can not recommend it to anyone whosoever who enjoys a good and fulfilling story. That’s all. (for more details, see the spoilercontaining section.
  2. Characters: Oh my god. When I saw that I just cried: What?!? several times, before realizing that the characters really were as bad as they looked. First of all, the good guys all have a lot of problems (mostly mental), and do nothing to hide them. Most of them are just slaves for the biggest part of the anime, and the others are bossy tyrants. So, all in all, nothing good there either.
  3. Sound and Music: You might think that a bad story and ending are the price for a super cool sound and graphis, but NO! The sound and music are just as bad as everything else. First of all, the music is really repeating itself over and over and over. You really get fed up with the unmelodic, strangely edgy music after around 3 episodes, which means they used it A LOT! Other than that, I don’t have much more to say to music and sound
  4. Graphics: Well, judge for yourself. If you like those kind of ugly faces and bleak background all the time, please don’t let me stop you for watching it. For everybody else: No, the anime is just as bad, and it STAYS that bad throughout, so don’t try watching it, hoping it will get any better.
  5. Atomsphere: Interestinly enough, the atmosphere was… Not as bad as the rest, which is still bad, but not that bad. It somewhat shows how bleak the world is with such an annoying sky, but it really doesn’t show much else. The funniest part: I think that it was never the goal of the creators to show how bleak the “sheltering sky” as it’s called, really is.

My final rating for this anime is:


0/12

Explanation:

Yeah, you might really think: Wow, that’s quite a bad rating. But truly, I haven’t found any worse anime ever since, so what can I say? It really deserves the worst rating I have ever given an anime.
That’s pretty much all I have to say about it. Avoid it like the pleague if you have a somewhat similar taste like me.

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Review: Spoiler containing

This section is only for the ones which do not mind having the story spoiled (Don’t worry, you don’t miss out on a lot of good stuff!) So here we go.

  1. Story: I can only say: H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E. I forced myself to watch it from the start till the end, although I was already fed up with the story at around episode 5, but it turns out that the ending was even worse. So what do I mean? First of all, the story starts out as incredibly confusing. You have no idea who the good guys and who the bad guys are. Then, when you finally figure that out, the story starts to get really really self-repeating and predictable. Someone tries something, the good guys come in to help, it fails, and everything is almost back to normal. They did insert a love story (no anime without a love story after all), but you can’t really call that love you just call it “longing after a bigger sister and having fun with some blond-haired girl while you wait for it”.
  2. Ending: I usually don’t write an extra point about the ending, but in this case it was necessary. Did you ever watch Neon Genesis Evangelion? The creators made the huge mistake of making a “somehwat decent anime” and then making a “really horrible ending”. This is what happend here, except for the decency part. The ending was, for crying out loud, the worst I ever saw. The bad guys win (I mean, what the hell?) All the good guys die, and everything they stood and fought for is completly smashed. The last remaining “good”, if you could ever call her that, turns to the bad guys, and even kisses the worst of the bad guys, and the world gets… What? Destroyed? Remade? Who the hell knows, but they sure like the scene in animes… Having a world destroyed and a new one made… All in all, just the worst trash I have ever seen
  3. Characters: Oh my god. When I saw that I just cried: What?!? several times, before realizing that the characters really were as bad as they looked. First of all, the good guys all have a lot of problems (mostly mental), and do nothing to hide them. Most of them are just slaves for the biggest part of the anime, and the others are bossy tyrants. So, all in all, nothing good there either.
  4. Sound and Music: You might think that a bad story and ending are the price for a super cool sound and graphis, but NO! The sound and music are just as bad as everything else. First of all, the music is really repeating itself over and over and over. You really get fed up with the unmelodic, strangely edgy music after around 3 episodes, which means they used it A LOT! Other than that, I don’t have much more to say to music and sound
  5. Graphics: Well, judge for yourself. If you like those kind of ugly faces and bleak background all the time, please don’t let me stop you for watching it. For everybody else: No, the anime is just as bad, and it STAYS that bad throughout, so don’t try watching it, hoping it will get any better.
  6. Atomsphere: Interestinly enough, the atmosphere was… Not as bad as the rest, which is still bad, but not that bad. It somewhat shows how bleak the world is with such an annoying sky, but it really doesn’t show much else. The funniest part: I think that it was never the goal of the creators to show how bleak the “sheltering sky” as it’s called, really is.

My final rating for this anime is:


0/12

Explanation:

Yeah, you might really think: Wow, that’s quite a bad rating. But truly, I haven’t found any worse anime ever since, so what can I say? It really deserves the worst rating I have ever given an anime.
That’s pretty much all I have to say about it. Avoid it like the pleague if you have a somewhat similar taste like me.

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