|Format||Anime (TV), Manga (alternate retelling)|
|# of Episodes||26|
|# of Volumes||Ongoing|
Sum it up in a Sentence:
Middle school students investigate 'Illegals' in a world where the virtual and the real have become blurred.
Eleven years after the introduction of internet-connected, augmented reality eyeglasses and visors, Yuko Okonogi moves with her family to Daikoku City, the technological center of the emerging half-virtual world. Yuko joins her grandmother's "investigation agency" comprised of children equipped with virtual tools and powerful metatags. She quickly crosses paths with Yuko Amasawa, an expert hacker of the virtual environment, as Amasawa relentlessly seeks to "unlock" the mystery of a computer virus that emerges from an inaccessible corrupted space.
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You know, I was coming in here to make this page, and found it was made today of all days. Well, at least someone is on the ball because this show is fricking amazing. The animation is good throughout, and the plot isn't exactly a predictable one either. Wikipedia mentions that this anime had been in production for over 10 years, and that time definitely wasn't in vain. I'm sorely disappointed that this show hasn't gotten the recognition in America that it deserves (maybe because anime is all about moe these days, and this show isn't). This, however, along with the stuff coming out of Studio Rikka (e.g. Time of Eve) shows that SciFi without fanservice is a viable (if niche) genre even today. This is actually one of those few shows that might actually make you cry before the end, too.
Suspenseful, touching, thought-provoking, beautiful, eerie, etc. Surprisingly well done all around. A must-see for people looking for a weird sci-fi show, or a moving drama alike. The only con I can think of is that it can be a little cheesy and hamfisted about the moral near. One of my top 5 shows.
A "realistic setting" SciFi anime with a good plot and almost no anime clichés, which aired in prime time on NHK's education channel and won some prestigious awards too. It's almost Studio Ghibli-like, and quite suitable to show your kids too. This is easily one of my favorites.
First I'd like to say that this is a pretty good show, but I don't find the whole mixture of paranormal and sci-fi stuff too interesting. Some scenes were a little stupid or just didn't make any sense to me and the plot wasn't the best and sometimes it got a little boring. Still, while I probably wouldn't watch it again, I still enjoyed it. I especially found the more dramatic scenes to be pretty well done and some parts where pretty sad. The animation were great too. Overall I'd say that while Denno Coil didn't fascinate me as much as it seems it did others, I think it's still one of the better shows and everyone should give it a try.
I'm glad that I gave this show a watch, it turned out to be a cool science fiction mystery show with both interesting technology and good characters to explore the effects of it.