All posts tagged: Hamatora: The Animation

Re:_Hamatora – Review

Though not nearly as dangerous as the name implies, cliffhangers are something that have existed in the world of fiction since time immemorial. Designed to hook in an audience, draw out their interest and leave them itching for more, these little beauties will forever proliferate finales the world over. However, there are some case wherein the recovery from this precarious dangle, this threat of uncertainty that are far less than what is wanted and, occasionally, far more than needs to be written. Hamatora is not a great series. I know that’s a little blunt of an introduction, but at least you know what angle I’ll be tackling this from. Now, that isn’t to say that it is devoid of redeeming qualities (as I will discuss later on), simply that they are far from enough to cover for its numerous shortcomings. The biggest offender in this regard is the atmosphere. Although the soundness of the analogy escapes me, Hamatora is a series that wishes to have its cake and eat it too. Half dark melodrama, half wacky …

Hamatora: The Animation (Season One) – Review

Super powers, the great fictitious unequaliser. Wherever there is one possessive of skills beyond the norm, society combines into that overwhelming force that screams opinions ’til the cows come home. But we know this. We’ve known this since authors bestowed inhuman abilities on their creations decades ago. Thus we find ourselves in an interesting time for those imagined, long gone are the days when powers equaled superhero status, yet the era of heroes remains. Enjoy, if you will, the stories of those who make a choice regarding the person they wish to be, empowered or otherwise. Some rise to protect, whilst others turn to harm. Still classic in its form, just with a little more introspection and societal woe thrown in. Yet the main creation of this moral grey zone are those that exist within the middle, those whose abilities have no effect on their concepts of championing. The above average average, the impartial gifted…the ones without capes. Then there are the bad guys… Hamatora, where do I begin with this one? Joining a bevy …