Well ladies and gentlemen, there is one reason only why I'm joining this review. P.O.S., is a visual novel game anime adaptation! What else could it be? Well I won't be talking much about the game since I haven't finished the game... (Though, I really don't want to ugh.). So come on in and join us! ~Ed
When P.O.S got released, I was hyped like when a new chapter of my favourite ecchi doujin got published. The main reason for the hype was that this anime is about a sport that I really like, Parkour. While Parkour is not a really competitive sport, this show just made it become one. Kinda works the same for FreeJack if you ever played it.
I was so hype, excited and the such while opening the first episode before falling on my knees and had one of the most devastating let down in my life besides getting friendzoned.
Colours and animation were great. Totally an eye candy if you watch anime for the fluidity of animations and vibrant colours. But if you watch this anime for the story and characters? Better don't. You'll get sterile and won't get to see your grandchildren in the near future.
The plot was transitioning insanely fast. Are they trying to imply "speed is everything" in this anime? Characters were pretty much bland and generic. There's the cool and aloof Takeru, bright 'shounen' boy Riku, nerdy glasses kid Ayumu and many more. The only noticeable female character would be Sakurai Nana. Well, that is to be expected from an otome game adaptation.
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Besides that, if you're okay with manservice, you'll be fine. I bet all those fujoshis probably watching this anime for the third round and still wetting themselves. Pretty boys are everywhere in this game. Not to mention some subtle yaoi moments are plenty as well. I swear, if Takeru grabbed my legs I'm sure I'll get an erectile dysfunction for life.
However, again, it is expected of an otome game adaptation.
On the bright side, there's music. The songs for opening and ending theme was... immaculate. I can hear them all they long. Whenever your girl friend's on period, I bet these songs can soothe em' out. Kidding.
The soundtrack was amazing, totally fit for all the scenes they applied it to. Especially during racing scenes.
PS - It's a trap. But I wouldn't mind going gay for this cutie.
Now's your turn Ed!
P.O.S. The Game
The game is a visual novel targeted for female audience. That's right, it's an otome game. Don't judge me for playing these kind of games while being a dude. I'm straight.
As I mentioned before, I haven't finished the game as of yet (I tried not to... it's almost as shitty as the anime). But I'll give out the impression I got so far.
The game contains animated cutscenes which is really great for a simple otome game. Not to mention, the traditional "your choice affects the outcome" system is implemented during races. As you play as Sakurai Nana, the heroine, you become a 'relay-tioner' for the Hounan Academy Stride team and giving directions for the team. Of course, this means you will also give words of support during races to the runners.
Depending on your "choice of words", the ending of the game will be affected. There six heroines... I mean heroes, ugh, guys' routes that you can access too. So far that I know of at least. It would be Takeru, Riku, Heath, Kyousuke, Hozumi and Reiji's route. To me, all route is shitty... except for Riku's. Riku/Nana shipping? Hnnnnnnnngggggg...............~! Not to mention, the story is less shitty than the anime so yeah, I'm liking it so far.
Soundtrack, again, like the anime, it was amazing. Yes, awesome, fabulous. But once the characters speak, I was like...
WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU*************************************T!
It's like you're hearing the voice actors speaking through a 3.1 shitty microphone. Only the confession scenes made the voice sounded clear. And that is because it was part of the ending movie! Gawd.
That's for audio, visual? No complaints there. There's not much manservice for the ladies, which I'm personally grateful for it. Ahuehuehue. Arts and colours are vivid and vibrant. Not to mention, pretty boys everywhere since this IS an otome game. Gladly, the yaoi vibe is tuned down by a centurion in the game than in the anime.
If you're up for it, I recommend this game for those who just play for the story or just like otome games. Just don't get your hopes up. That's all for me, see you guys next time. ~Ed