Initial Review: Denpa-Teki na Kanojo

denpa-teki-na-kanojoIt’s rare to see a short series go in deep on an idea, but that’s what Denpa-Teki na Kanojo does. The main theme that this 2 episode series explores, is the effect of trauma on the human mind and a person’s sanity; the series shows the ways in which a traumatic experience can completely change a persons demeanor, actions, thought processes, worldly view, and outlook on society. Each episode is around 40 minutes long and each discusses its own case, and shows in great detail the damage that trauma can cause people. The series also presents itself as a mystery which also adds to the enjoyment of the series as you never know quite what is happening or who the bad guy is. We see actions have repercussions and the characters seem to behave in a somewhat realistic manner with few exceptions. Insane people seem to behave like how an insane person would behave, and a troubled person seems to behave how a troubled person would. There’s also a little bit of romance in this short series, so if you’re one of those people who like to ship characters, you can certainly do that here. The only problem with this short series to me, is the fact that the characters themselves aren’t explored as much as they could be, but the series more than makes up for that with its stellar execution of its story. I would love to see more of this series, if only to see these characters experience more unnatural events and some progression to some eventual goal, but as the series stands, it is definitely an excellent watch with plenty of story to tell; a definite must watch for those who are a fan of mysteries or psychological stories. This series really surprised me with how well it was able to present its ideas and come through with a very interesting and compelling narrative, and so I give this short series a:

9 out of 10.

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