Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge
Impressions Resume: This anime was a super surprise for me, with the wacky and crazy premise I was expecting a bad or normal(at best) anime, but it was in fact nothing short of amazing. The premise is still wacky and crazy: A guy that is crazy for hair and of cutting it, psycho crazy, that meets a girl that nobody can't cut her hair and that is protected(or imprisoned) by an assassin organization. Later he finds that he have a Scissor that can cut the girl hair, and cut it starting a deadly game(game I believe it consist of trying to kill him and get the Scissor); but the way that it's(the premise) executed is incredible.
Storytelling (85 of 100)
Story/Premise: Really crazy, it seems the person that made it was only interested in the shock value and made it over the top. By my own experience(not that I have that much) I have been noticing that when an author is most interested in the shock value that it will provide to his audience, he/she will not put effort, or not enough of it, in the other aspects of his work turning his work OK at best, and normally bad. Everything has his exceptions and this is the exception to that rule(at least for now. It was placed so much effort in everything in this first episode, I hope that this trend continues throughout this series).
Plot: The content was shown in a simple manner. Simple it consisted of the various visits the boy does to the girl he met with the hair that can't be cut, and his various times thinking of her in his room(of course it have more than this, but basically it was this). More often than not simple means better and the decision to not complicate certainly helped to give more impact to the not so diverse settings.
Acting (85 of 100)
Characterization: All of the characters are crazy and their reactions and behaviors are over the top, but appropriate and well made in the wacky and comical context of the anime(It had a situation that it seemed a little too much, but what they were talking was mysterious so it all gonna depend on that). Kiri(The boy) is a hair cutter psycho, but besides that he is pretty normal, that his shown very well in his acting. Iwai(The hair Girl) is a reserved girl deprived of the outside world and that is too very well shown in her acting.
Voice Acting: In each situation the voice pitch of each character is well made and express well what is happening and what him/her is thinking(specially in the comical situations).
Sound (95 of 100)
Opening and Ending Song: This episode didn't had opening song(it had like 5 seconds of it when they were talking of the sponsors) so I can't say if it gonna be good or not, but the end song is really great and totally appropriate for the an end music(slow, calm and relaxing).
Background Music/Sounds: The most beautiful thing about this episode is definitely the Background music. It was a non stop sound feast that acclimatized and turned each situation into a beautiful acoustic experience. It was placed in the right place at the right moment and it ended, changing to another background sound, in a extraordinary manner, every time.
Voice Acting: The voices were all well chosen, but I think that Iwai voice is a little to much acute/pitched for my taste, but still bearable.
Visual (75 of 100)
Opening and Ending: This episode haven't had neither one of them so I have nothing to say.
Static: The characters and objects drawings are not that impressive, they are average. Unfortunately the cars are made in terrible 3D.
Dynamic: The movement of the characters and object are well made putting the overall static-dynamic animation in a good term. The 3D cars are horrible, but their movement at least is well made.
Overall (85 of 100)
This first episode was really impressive, I really hope that it continues with this great quality and that the story turns to be great, right now is wacky and well executed, but I hope that it turns to be something surprising and great that maintain its wackiness and good execution! I recommend to everyone! But especially to anyone with a good sense of humor and a love with background music(who's the crazy person that prefer silence to a good orgy of acoustic emotions?).