I wrote a review on Akuma no Riddle recently and I am not 100% proud of this one because outside factors affected my better judgment. I will explain why.
After reading the review again and noticing a particular comment I noticed that I wasn’t being true to myself in the writing. I had let the gripes and complaints of others in the AnR fanbase my better judgement of what I really thought about the show because I was trying to write a fair review that didn’t make me sound like I was a blind optimist. I let the opinions of others get to me. I LOVED Akuma no Riddle but the review kind of made it sound like I did not and that upset me. Let’s bring up the “plot holes” again to better explain what I’m talking about.
- 5: I don’t even want to dig deeper by explaining the plot holes the plot has. I’ll try to name a few for kicks.
-Why does it have to be a one by one order?
-Why can’t some of the assassins cheat by taking out the competition before going for the gold themselves? (This one is sort of addressed)
-How do the janitors clean up the debris from previous battles in less than 24 hours?
-Are these assassins’ exoskeletons made of adamantium?
I’m being generous here. A pro cynic could have a field day poking holes into this water balloon. Then again these are the ones I vaguely heard about during my skirmish into fanbases.
All this right here, nothing but nitpicks based on online complaints I kept hearing about and letting them mess with my head. The truth is NONE of the red text bothered me in the slightest. I mentioned adamantium in an anime that had nothing to do with X-Men for Pete’s sake! Everything was calculated and felt like part of how the show was presented. The writers made sure to cover as much as they could with the allotted time they were given and they did a solid job as far as I’m concerned.
I could go further pointing out parts of the review that felt out of place for me but I will leave the review as a reminder of the mistake I made.
My honest opinion about AnR is that it is one of my top 5 favorite anime of 2014. I will stand by the opinion that AnR is a fun, yet flawed show but the flaws were not bad enough to make the show lame. Not even close.
In conclusion I humbly apologize to both my fans and especially myself for not being true to myself. I swear that after this review all others will be based on MY opinions alone. Any flaws, any inconsistencies, any gripes will be all my own and not be influenced by outside forces unless the complaints are valid. I will make sure to be true to myself and my loyal followers.