October 28th, 2005

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Finished series: Fantastic Children

We've finished watching Fantastic Children. My first episode review is here.

Fantastic Children is about a group of children ('Belfort's Children') who get reincarnated every hundred years. After being reborn, they gather together again to search for someone -- someone to whom they have a connection, but who doesn't know they are looking for her. However, they have to be quick about it, because they lose their memories once they turn twelve...
Fantastic Children is also about Toma, who encounters the orphan Helga. Helga has visions of a strange place, which she is searching for. This gets her into trouble multiple times with the director of the orphanage.

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Good points:
- Uses names of Dutch cities on the maps! How cool is that?
- Interesting premise;
- Middle part of the series is good enough to be a series in itself;
- Beautiful music;
- Exciting conclusion.
Bad points:
- Takes a lot of time to pick up speed;
- Quite confusing at times;
- The fact that the middle part of a series is actually the best part should tell you something...

Ultimately, it's an interesting series, but only if you can keep all of the plot lines untangled. I'll give it a 7.