「TESLA NOTE」Japanese Anime Reviews


Rating ★★★☆☆(45 points)



Dark Pot

Based on a manga work serialized in Magazine Pocket.
Directed by Michio Fukuda, produced by Gambit.


This work is drawn using both CG and hand-drawn drawings.
At this point, if you usually watch anime, the name of one of the works
At this point, the name of a work should come to your mind.

Yes, “Ex-Arm”.
In that work, there is a hand-drawn character next to a full CG character.
That work had hand-drawn characters next to full CG characters, which created a strong sense of discomfort.

This work is the same.
Some parts are hand-drawn, and some parts are full CG.
There is a strong sense of discomfort.
There is a strong sense of discomfort that is created when 90% of the CG is used, but only for a moment or a scene.
The quality of the CG is also terribly low.

The quality of the CG is also terribly low. Probably, there are several patterns of facial expressions that are made in advance by CG.
The quality of CG is also very low.
The quality of the CG is also very low.

(laughs) It’s like a level that an amateur made with MMD for Nico Nico Douga.
(laughs) The CG that moves like it’s made by an amateur using MMD on Nico Nico Video gives off a unique feeling of weirdness.
It’s the type of anime that makes you drunk and stimulates your semicircular canal.
Rather than an animation, it is more like watching an event scene of a PS3 or PS2 quality game.
It’s not so much an anime as it is an event scene from a PS3 or PS2 quality game.

The highest quality in this work is the “cushion” that appears in episode 6.
Cushion” in episode 6.
The quality of the cushions is so high that they look like live-action cushions.
Or, rather, it might be a live-action version.


The story is also bizarrely abrupt. When the protagonist returns home, he is attacked by “ninjas.
It seems that the protagonist was raised as a ninja by his grandfather from a young age.
He was raised as a “ninja” by his grandfather since he was a child, and his grandfather said “it’s time to save the world” (laughs).
She was raised to be a ninja, the best secret agent in the world, and together with Japan Safety Promotion Co.
She carries out “Mission T” with Japan Safety Promotion Corporation.

I’m sure you don’t know what I’m talking about, but you won’t know what I mean when you see it (laughs).
It’s a fusion of CG and hand-drawn pictures, a sudden story that doesn’t make any sense, and a ridiculous feeling that’s amazing.
I can’t hide my laughter at the absurdity of the story.
The main character is a ninja, and more and more of his fellow agents gather around him.
Together with them, he is on a mission to collect a “piece of Tesla”.

A piece of Tesla is a dangerous substance that causes inexplicable phenomena.
They can cause sudden warps.
While I understand the basic story as a so-called “spy story,”
However, there were so many sudden developments and points of confusion that I couldn’t really get into the story.

For example, in episode 2, a child picks up a “piece of Tesla”.
The child has lost his mother and lives with his father, but they are poor and in debt.
The main characters try to get the child to give them “money” and give them the piece of Tesla.
However, the child insists that he wants to show it to his dead mother.
He takes the train and goes to the grave on his own.

(laughs) For some mysterious reason, he wants to show it to his dead mother because it’s beautiful.
(laughs) The situation that she creates with the mysterious reason that she wants to show it to her dead mother is too forced.
I couldn’t concentrate on the story.

Strangely enough…

While solving the accidents and incidents caused by the pieces of Tesla
While solving accidents and incidents caused by Tesla’s fragments, the girls collect Tesla’s fragments.
In the midst of this, an organization that also collects Tesla pieces appears.
Tesla’s Fragments” travel around the world.
(By the way, I don’t even know how many pieces of Tesla there are in total.)

Each of the characters is strangely dense.
One of the main characters said
One of the main characters is strangely dense, and one of the main characters uses a series of mysterious alphabets, such as “You’re too much for this party, it’s not a party you can join as a raison d’etre!
One of the main characters calls out a series of mysterious horizontal letters, such as “You are too much for this party.
Incidentally, some of the enemies also call out horizontal letters, which makes no sense.

The protagonist, “Negoro Botan” is also strangely cute.
She was raised as a ninja, and the way she clumsily relates to others is adorable.
The artwork is not great, but the depth of the characters, the ridiculous story, and the
It’s an interesting story that becomes strangely addictive.
She is a good girl who tries to save lives, even if it is the mafia.

Even though the mafia is out there and there are casualties due to the Tesla fragments.
But even in such a situation, the main character remains aloof.
There are many gag-like scenes and dialogues.
There are many gag-like scenes and dialogues, which together with the uncomfortable feeling of the CG drawings create a “surreal” atmosphere.

For example, the main character, who calls himself “God” after gaining power from a piece of Tesla
He kidnaps the protagonist and flicks a knife in front of her.
You’d think he was going to torture her, but instead he peels an apple and makes her eat it (laughs).
Incidentally, the reason for making her eat the apple is because she is an important hostage and he wants her to live.
The reason I fed him was because he was an important hostage and I wanted him to live. He’s a god who worries about hunger when only an hour or two has passed.

The more I look at this Tesla note, the more I find it strangely surreal.
The more I look at it, the more irresistible it becomes.

“Hahaha! This guy!

I never thought I’d hear such a line as “Hahaha!
The voice cast is also unusually gorgeous.
Suwabe Junichi, Ishida Akira, Kamiya Hiroshi, Ito Shizuka, Ono Tomoki, Noto Mamiko
Toru Furuya, Daisuke Ono, and so many others that it makes no sense (laughs).

(laughs) It’s strangely irresistible to see these talented voice actors having a surreal conversation.
It’s strangely irresistible.

Please! Please hold the budget!

Towards the end of the film, it was obvious that the “budget” was running out.
Even though the film is produced in full CG, the number of scenes with “stop-motion” one-cut
(laughs) It’s as unusual as the hand-drawn drawings in Ex-Arm.
It’s the most unusual case.

In terms of the story, there is a betrayal of an “unexpected character” at the end of the story.
The story also reveals the problems of the protagonist’s parents.
In terms of the story, the betrayal of an “unexpected character” at the end of the story and the problems of the protagonist’s parents become apparent, creating an exciting spy story.

However, on the other hand, the story is still the same.
The character who I thought was the father is definitely not the father (laughs).
In a very serious scene at the end of the story.
This is a work that throws in such “gags” in very serious scenes at the end of the story.

However, the drawing of the last episode was terrible.
The hand-drawn drawings and CG are used together more and more, creating a sense of discomfort.
There was even a moment when the images became “choppy”, and
There are a lot of close-ups of the characters’ faces.

The worst part is the overuse of “sky”.
It became too much trouble to draw the scene.
For example, there is a scene where a “piece of Tesla” is inserted into a human.
I guess they didn’t have the time or budget to draw that scene.
The “sky” appears.

I don’t care if it’s only once, the sky is shown over and over again.
The last episode was full of beautiful images of the sky, just like Makoto Shinkai’s work.
I counted about five times the sky in the last episode.

It was a series of stop-motion images, a series of skies, and close-ups of the characters’ faces.
The quality of the last episode, which did not show any “movement” of the characters, was a little funny to watch.
The quality of the last episode, where there was no “movement” of the characters, made me laugh a little.
An anime that uses the sky as a substitute for decisive scenes, the quality of the images is too innovative.
The quality of the images was so innovative that it made me smile all the way to the end.


General comment: O Sora Kirei ….

Overall, this is a work that I was able to watch until the end thanks to the “surreal” feeling that comes from the entire work.
It was a work that I could watch until the end.
It is a work that I could watch until the end thanks to the “surreal” feeling that pervades the entire work.
The conversations and dialogues between the characters that you wouldn’t expect in a work by Reiwa.
And even though it is made in “full CG”, the quality of the drawings is too low.

I understand that the budget was low, but
I can understand that this was the result of a small budget, but on the other hand, I wonder if they “dared” to make it this high quality. I even felt
The story, dialogues, and characters are not worth the quality of the CG.
The story, dialogues, and character portrayal match the quality of the CG.

In a good sense, the work as a whole is well balanced.
It’s like if you took everything you had in the fridge and baked it in the oven.
It’s like a dish that looks terrible, but tastes miraculously good.
The result is a work that gives me a strange feeling.

The result is a work of such quality, but the result is not bad.
In the beginning, it was hard to get used to the low quality CG and the script that had a lot of problems.
But after three or four episodes
But as I watched episode 3 and 4, I was hooked on the fun of “Tesla Note”.
But as you watch episode 3 and 4, you may be hooked.

Personal Thoughts: Interesting Ex-Arm

This work has been constantly compared to Ex-Arm, but
But surprisingly, it’s not so bad, and in the end, I enjoyed the surrealism.
Why does it have to be hand-drawn in one cut, why does it have to be stop-motion pictures?
I don’t know why I can’t forgive the fact that all I see is the sky.
For some reason, I can forgive the fact that it’s all handwritten in one cut, that it’s all stop-motion pictures, and that it only shows the sky.

I don’t know if there will be a second season or not, but
I don’t know if there will be a second season, but I think it would be better to make a movie version of Tesla Note with this quality.
I don’t know if there will be a second season, but if this quality is maintained, the sales of the movie version of Tesla Note may surpass that of Oniketsu no Baga.