It has always been the aspiration of the Central Tanegashima High School Robotics Research Club to complete the GunPro1, a fully functioning giant robot. For years, the members of the club have contributed to its progress and it is now Akiho Senomiya’s goal to finally make the dream of all the past club members become a reality. However, things are not as easy as they seem as the club lacks the funding for such a huge endeavor. Aside from that, the only other club member, Kaito Yashio, shows no interest in assisting his childhood friend and instead indulges in playing mecha-fighting games on his “PokeCom.” As Kaito is in the middle of wasting his days, he receives an indecipherable message and hears a voice that seems to be drowned out by the noise of static. He searches for the source, only to realize that it came from Airi Yukifune, an AI which only exists within the augmented reality system accessible via the PokeCom. Robotic;Notes follows the story of Kaito as he discovers a peculiar report in Airi’s database, one that would have disastrous consequences in the future. – My Anime List
Based on 13 review scores:
The Coleman Times
All in All Robotic’s Notes is definitely something worth watching no matter what your looking for after you remove the sheet covering it you will see the masterpiece which robotic’s notes .
My Shiny Toy Robots
While it never really quite reaches the heights of its predecessor Steins;Gate, Robotics;Notes is still a solid and enjoyable show for the most part. It’s opening half is engaging on numerous levels, and had it been able to carry this through into the second it would have been something REALLY special. This might have proved too difficult a task, the fast paced conclusion still contains a fair bit of enjoyment if you’re prepared to check your brain in at the door.
Overall, Robotics;Notes had too many things that appealed to me personally to not enjoy it. It underwhelmed many but I would like to know if there are more out there who were fascinated by it to the very end due to the subject matter! I would say that it is a quality anime even amongst some of its more popular contenders, and even following Steins;Gate, It has many of its own merits! I would recommend it to anyone who asks for the feasibility of mecha, but urge them to keep in mind that this is not the only compatible idea!
Anime News Network
Robotics;Notes isn’t a bad experience, it just feels incomplete. All the right seeds for a memorable story are there, and it’s clear that a great deal of thought went into the scenario. In fact, R;N’s problem is that it thinks too hard about all the things that don’t really matter. Its writers have created this lovable collection of unique characters to play with, but ultimately decide to spend most of their time dabbling in conspiracy and less-than-high-concept schizophrenia, leaving those great characters’ arcs half-fulfilled and muddying the themes of the story past all recognition or resonance. The Science Adventure series, and most stories in general, are at their best when they keep the subject matter human. Robotics;Notes could stand to back off on all the peripheral machinery.
Robotics;Notes is a very ambitious series that juggles around all sorts of stuff, which works well in terms of build-up, but not in terms of pay-off.
My Anime List
Robotics;Notes is major disappointment for me. Akin to ChäoS;HEAd and Steins;Gate, it was rather promising in the beginning, with Robot Wars, urban legends and augmented reality quest bits, but unlike those two, its story had too much build-up leading out to literally nothing, so it just collapsed by its own weight.
Shane The Gamer
As someone who enjoys conspiracy theories and a good mystery, I did find the idea of there being some sort of cover up and plot behind leaving the final episode of the Gunvarrel anime un-aired, to be slightly fascinating. Add to that the idea of a murder mystery and I’m usually sold. It’s because of this, and the concepts of augmented reality within the anime, that I stuck through Robotics;Notes.
If these elements appeal to you and if you are someone who can look past character flaws and slight vexes, then give this anime a shot. You might be inspired to get creative.
Overall, the anime does a great job at building up tension and setting up characters, but the anti-climactic ending definitely ruins a great deal of things, leaving too many questions unanswered. Still, I think this anime is worth the watch, even if its just for the preceding episodes. Personally, that’s how good those episodes were to me.
If you are in FIRST Robotics this series is a must see as it’s fairly related to a robotics club’s fantasy. The overall concept of the show focuses on the characters. The feel of a robotics clubs is nearly spot on. (Except a bit exaggerated.)
It was frustrating because they spent all this time in the first half of the show building up all these characters, who they turned around and forgot about. Essentially none of the characters’ personal problems are resolved by the series’ end (or even mentioned again). Karate girl is useless. Mr. Mysterio is useless. Nae is useless. Frau is useless (even though I love her.) No one but Akiho and Kai, the two main characters, has more than a token role in the ending. Robotics; Notes consisted of a slow, slow buildup that I wanted to skip through, with absolutely no payoff in the end.
Don’t feel the need to pick this one up for Funimation (they’re streaming it and have the physical rights I believe) or even rewatch it, next show please!