Note: This is part of the XIV Days of Darkness reviewing mini-series. This review is for Day VI and contains no spoilers.
Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne is an 6-episode action/supernatural horror on a private detective who is immortal and cannot die through normal means. A sinister person named Apos plans to take her as part of his big plan that has spanned in time by decades.
Storyline The story does take some weird turns along the way, but when the pieces are being put together from episode 2 onwards, it becomes a very dark and solid tale. Some of the heavy fanservice (both straight and yuri) actually works well as part of the story and some twists end up being quite effective.
Characters Most of everyone is great, especially Rin, even for a main character with Mishio being the least likable, but thankfully gets out of her attitude not too long into her appearing episode. Apos is amazing as a villain due to how most of his vile plans are executed.
Pros and Cons The animation and music are all solid here (Astalsia is one of the most amazing opening themes to hear). The art style is good, but can be hit-or-miss to some. All six episodes are an hour long and the time is used wisely on the most part due to the story's pacing. I also love the attention to detail on the decades that each episode was in, especially from the technology used in them.
For negatives, those that are really bothered by heavy fanservice (especially nudity), gory deaths (Rin has a lot here, seriously), sex and rape scenes are not recommended to watch this. Plotholes are about here too, most noticeably one that was about at the show's very end, but thankfully, most of them are filled by the end of the show.
Final Verdict This is easily an 8/10 for me. For those that like rather dark stories and can stomach gore well, this is a must-watch. I found Rin well worth my time here.
Current Situation: I wanted another excuse to use Enterprise as an avatar again.
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT
HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
Apr 27, 2021 17:45:38 GMT
Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
Apr 28, 2021 7:41:52 GMT