When the Sky turns Red, the Moon turns Black, and monsters begin roaming the streets, Satsuki Kakeru is at a loss for what to do. Along with his best friend Yuka, they try to decipher why they have been sent to this strange world, which is seemingly empty aside from themselves. However, when the “Red Night” ends, Kakeru and Yuka believed it was all a dream, until it happens again and they are left in a dangerous situation. They meet four others in the same predicament: Kusakabe Misuzu, an expert swordswoman, Tachibana Kukuri, a strange mute girl who looks uncannily like Kakeru’s deceased sister, Hirohara Yukiko, a lively young girl whose personality reverts to that of a cold killer when her glasses are removed, and Tajima Takahisa, a young pyrokineticist. As the six of them band together to survive and discover what this mysterious world is, things take a turn for the worse as six shadows appear before them… – My Anime List
Based on 17 review scores:
There are other reasons why I don’t like this series, but I think this will suffice. I know there’s a lot of anime out there, but I’m always bewildered why some of it exists. Kind of depressing, considering they could’ve used the budget for this anime on something more worthwhile.
So yeah, ultimately it’s the side-cast that brightens up this series, but they do so pretty well. 11Eyes is in no way the perfect series, but it’s solid entertainment and comes with a pretty good story and characters that will keep you interested. As for the ending… it has some pretty creative elements. I’d label it as a pretty good ending if it wasn’t for the blatant Deus ex Machina at the end.
Anime News Network
So is it worthwhile to wade through the mediocrity in the title just to get the handful of choice scenes? Probably not, although fully appreciating the OVA episode does require being quite familiar with the series. Its few strong points simply aren’t enough to outweigh its bland execution.
This anime can be captivating too, given the various scenario’s. It makes your brain goes thinking, anticipating something great and out of the extraordinary. The various endings available deserved to be praised, provides the different possibilities from just a single plot! Thumbs up!
The way i say it may be contradicting. Nonetheless, i recommend this anime to anyone who longs for a solid plot. Opening song is Arrival of Tears, by Ayane. Great song, powerful vocals, way suitable for a anime like this!
The Foodie Geek
My Anime List
11eyes, though deserving lots of the flak from our fellow watchers, is a pretty ok anime. It barely crosses “5” territory, which for me is a low score already. Overall, 11eyes cannot be considered a great or a superb anime. But undeniably the show is decent enough to stand. But if one looks for story and development in an anime, 11eyes is not for you.
11 Eyes is a show with many problems, most notably in the storytelling and the single note characterisations, although the animation doesn’t do it any favours either. It can be juvenile and too reliant on inappropriate fan service (this isn’t a story that needs panty shots). Certain story choices, character developments can make you roll your eyes. One girl’s transformation into a bunny boiler is so clichéd that it’s painful, while her object of obsession’s acceptance and forgiveness of her is saintly to the point of ridiculousness. But every once in a while, 11 Eyes will throw in a story development, which in a better show would be brilliant. In this show it still makes you sit up and take notice, but you’re left with the lament at how much better the show could have been, rather than any desire to applaud it.
If you like this genre of anime I think you will enjoy this more than I did; there were too many battle scenes for my tastes. Thankfully when they weren’t fighting the characters were quite interesting and there were plenty of plot twists that I didn’t see coming. The first episode made me think there would be an excess of fan service as it featured panty shots and jiggling breasts; thankfully this didn’t continue into later episodes as it would have been too much for those who don’t like it and not enough for those that do! Over all I’d recommend this to anybody who enjoys lots of magical fights with strange creatures and some good plot twists but if that isn’t your thing give it a miss.
So, it ain’t so bad after all. If you like the whole action/demons/magic idea, especially one where the story is great and things actually happen. I was getting very bored and distracted during the first half, though that was likely due to my drinking. If you hate ecchi like me, try this out since the ecchi is both frontloaded and rather minimal, so you should be fine with the overall anime. Not bad, not bad at all. I was wrong to get drunk for this one.
Such a shame. 11 Eyes looked like it could have been a great dark seinen but ended up being riddled with flaws. The art and animation look dated; the voice actors phone in their performance; the story is frustrating. The music is great, and when the series embraces the dark nature of the story there are some worthwhile moments, but, ultimately, it’s not enough to save this one. It would have been more enjoyable to have an entire season based on the premise of the OVA.
On the surface the show seems to be rather interesting, but in execution it falls short. The pacing is all over the map and to be perfectly honest, the show feels like it’s stretched thin, even at twelve episodes. One really has to wonder how an entire PC title kept players strung along for hours if the show couldn’t even muster enough entertainment for 325 minutes. There are moments where the show stands out, the characters seem greater than they were, and battles are impressive. Unfortunately these elements are few and far between and ultimately the show is a letdown.
The Anime Accord
This show had a slow start. I was a few episodes into it before I started to want to watch more. Once I got through the first few episodes I really fell in love this the characters, they all mattered and it was really quite a ride watching these events happen to them. Some aspects of the plot seemed kinda cliché but it goes in a pretty good direction towards the end with some confusing yet interesting ideas, not to mention a very engaging plot twist that makes for some good viewing. There were also some interesting emotional conflicts between the characters which really added to the atmosphere of the show and helped me to appreciate everyone on a more human level. There were also some pretty cool fights and the villains had a pretty neat designed, even though they did seem weak.
The Nihon Review
I feel like I’m not giving 11eyes enough credit because in all honesty, it probably deserves more. However, I wouldn’t advise you to go watch it just to go looking for its good points since there is very little to find. As much as I tried to enjoy 11eyes, in the end I found myself watching the last few episodes for a sense of closure more than anything else. I watched it as a way to pass the time in between other shows… and trust me, it did not make time go by any faster.
Anime UK News
So, should you buy 11Eyes? Well, it has some good fight scenes, not too much fanservice (apart from the OVA…) and a good soundtrack, but you’ll still be left with a rather muddled and sudden end, one that erases what was an admittedly basic first half. It’s okay. If you end up getting the series it will be something you’ll watch, then a few weeks down the line will forget you ever saw until someone mentions it, then you’ll go “Oh yeah! That one… man that ending… what was that all about?!”
I’ve picked things apart in detail, and now I’m going to just be blunt: this show sucks. 11eyes is a boring, generic, and horribly-written piece of drivel, and I almost nothing positive to say about it. Watch it if you somehow really liked the original game, but everyone else need not bother.