Tokyo 24-ku (Tokyo 24th Ward) Review – “With Every Choice, a Consequence is Born”
- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Mystery, Sci-Fi
- Airing Date : January 2022 – April 2022
- Producers : CloverWorks
Introduction and Story
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Shuta Aoi, Ran Akagi, and Kouki Suido, three friends who have known each other since they were young children, only knew how much they enjoyed spending time together and how these happy times seemed to last forever. Sadly, one fire changed everything when Kouki’s sister Asumi perished in it. The three buddies have split up after a year has passed since her passing. But fate seems to have other plans for them, as they all come face to face with odd challenges after receiving an unexpected call from the deceased Asumi. Can the three friends known as RGB save their home and stop further deaths in spite of their very different ideals and mindsets?
Clever Animation Style Courtesy of CloverWorks
With their animation, Studio CloverWorks has never let us viewers down. We just can’t get enough of their inventive design choices, whether it’s in the newest and most popular romance anime My Dress-Up Darling or the strange but original mecha Darling in the FranXX. Tokyo 24th Ward is no exception, featuring some pretty cool themes like the dialogue scenes that feel like they could be in a video game and the intense action set pieces that never let you down. Though we could have done without the peculiar cellphone ear scene, which repeats every time the group gets a call and develops even more potent skills and abilities. Every time, it was a little strange to see.
Make Your Choice
Tokyo 24th Ward’s main idea is to have RGB—by the way, this is the team’s nickname because of their hair colors—make difficult decisions and observe the effects that result from their decisions. It is frequently shocking and somewhat surreal to watch as the team must make a sacrifice decision and to witness their choice firsthand. It all comes down to one life versus multiple lives in Tokyo 24th Ward, which can become repetitive because it rarely deviates from this “make your choice” structure. Nevertheless, we found the drama to be entertaining and liked how Shu and the gang’s decisions weren’t always straightforward.
Lots and Lots of Dialogue
At Honey’s Anime, we don’t mind when anime has a lot of exposition and dialogue, but Tokyo 24th Ward doesn’t hold back. Tokyo 24th Ward excels when there is action and we get to watch our boys sprint to save innocents, but there are times when it seems like a whole episode is devoted to just chatting, and it can get a little boring. We understand that drama is required to introduce our characters and their personalities, but by episode 3, you should be familiar with how each character functions, and we didn’t need to watch so much dialogue that simply repeated phrases in an effort to convey a character’s attitude and motivation.
12 Episodes? More like 13!
The first episode of Tokyo 24th Ward’s nearly 50-minute runtime certainly left a lot of anime viewers perplexed, and we can understand why—we were somewhat perplexed as well. Having said that, the first episode’s length was kind of great because it gave the series a sense of having 13 episodes rather than simply the usual 12. We wouldn’t mind more anime companies producing lengthier first episodes, even though it might be a minor design decision that ultimately had very little impact on Tokyo 24th Ward.
Tokyo 24th Ward ought to have been a popular anime for winter 2022 season, but for some reason, as seen by the review ratings, it wasn’t well received in the anime community. In spite of the fact that it was occasionally a touch wordy, the drama, animation, story, and action in Tokyo 24th Ward were all rather good. Is this the year 2022’s top anime? Probably not, but we believe that a lot of anime watchers passed on Tokyo 24th Ward, and we hope that after reading our review, you guys and gals will too!
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