[US DVD] Xam'd Collection 2 Review
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Mania Grade: C+
Xamd is a triumph of style and technical presentation. Sadly the story that is used as substance is far less impressive and doesn’t seem to reflect the same attention to detail or effort in creation. Many characters are really never developed and even the build up and payoff of that is placed secondary to an ultimate threat that doesn’t feel all that dire due to lack of its build up. It sadly feels like a series that could be remade using more time with more care being put into the characters so the viewer can develop an affinity for them and their trials. It is pretty though.
Avatar art by Ito Noizi, original illustrator for the Haruhi novels.