Review: DIMENSION W Will Draw You In

FIRST IMPRESSION

Dimension W doesn't drag things out and keeps a tight plot for the entire 12 episodes.
Writing
Animation
Extras

Dimension W is a series which was big when it was released but doesn’t get a lot of mention today. The year it came out, it seemed like everyone was talking about Dimension W and praising it left and right. Was it just momentary hype or does this series deserve more attention than fans seem to give it?

Summary

In the near future, devices known as “coils” harness the power of another dimension. Seeking illegal coils, bounty hunter Kyoma Mabuchi spends his days resisting the use of dimensional energy. That is, until a very realistic and adorable robot, Mira, gets mixed up in things. Partnering with the reluctant Kyoma on his missions, together they uncover the truth behind the mysterious power.

Dimension W

Writing

The series is blessed with an interesting concept and a solid story. The mystery surrounding the numbered coils is the driving force behind the entire series run. Absolutely no filler is used and every moment helps with addressing the overarching plot. It’s the type of show which may require a rewatch to make sure the viewer didn’t miss any details in the initial viewing.

The show is made more enjoyable thanks to how its cast blends together. Kyoma is the definition of a “no-nonsense” individual and Mira is a very energetic and curious soul. The pair play off each other well and leads to some great interactions. Kyoma’s hatred for coils is not simply an unnecessary character quirk but helps to drive the plot. Too many character quirks have a way of distracting from the story and not adding anything of note to the overall story. Other creators would benefit from watching this series just to realize the importance of good character backstories and motivations.

Dimension W

Animation

This series is full of great animation but it is not without its fault. The character designs never decrease in quality. Still, there is a glaring issue with the show. A method of showcasing the characters against solid-colored backgrounds with just a bit of shadow around them. It’s obviously a cost-cutting measure but it is one which is noticeable and keeps the series from receiving a perfect score in this category.

Extras

This release is full of some very entertaining extras. The usual bits of commentary are included but the real appeal is the shorts which are provided. W Gate Online features Mira and another character in cute forms talking about aspects of the series and The OVA “Do Robots Dream of Bathhouses” is a quaint little epilogue to the entire series. Definitely worth the checking out.

Dimension W

Conclusion

Dimension W needs more attention. It’s short but makes sure to not waste a bit of the screen time with unnecessary elements. It’s a series full of action, drama, and fun characters. It may not be a masterpiece but it obtains a level of excellent shows with longer run times isn’t able to accomplish. Fans of good anime deserve to pay a visit to Dimension W.

Dimension W is available from Funimation.

TRENDING THIS WEEK

‘Crash & Burn’ Bloopers from Season 2! | Black Monday | SHOWTIME

Tune in to the return of Black Monday on Sunday, June 28th at 8/7c. Starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall. #BlackMonday Subscribe to the SHOWTIME YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/esCMib Don’t have SHOWTIME? Order now: https://s.sho.com/1HbTNpQ Get SHOWTIME merchandise now: https://s.sho.com/33FGC1D Get more SHOWTIME: Follow: https://twitter.com/Showtime Like: https://www.facebook.com/showtime Instagram: https://instagram.com/showtime Website: https://www.sho.com In the aftermath…

Judges Say The Darndest Things On The Good Wife And The Good Fight

Reminisce on some of the funniest moments from Judge Abernathy (Denis O'Hare), Judge Toosie (Chris Sullivan) and more on The Good Fight and The Good Wife. Stream all-new episodes of The Good Fight exclusively on CBS All Access.

The 100 | Inside: The Queen’s Gambit | The CW

Stream new episodes of The 100 Thursdays free only on The CW: http://go.cwtv.com/genHNDyt SUBSCRIBE: http://go.cwtv.com/YTSubscribe About THE 100: The human race returns, after a 97-year exile in space, to a wildly transformed Earth...only to discover that the human race had never truly left. Clarke found herself forced to lead a band of disposable juvenile delinquents…

Then & Now: Emma and Lyn | Vida | STARZ

Emma and Lyn will always be sisters para siempre. Binge Seasons 1-3 of #VidaSTARZ now of the #STARZ App. Like Vida on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VidaSTARZ/ Follow Vida on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VIDA_STARZ Follow Vida on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vida_starz/ Like STARZ on Facebook: http://starz.tv/STARZFacebookYT Follow STARZ on Twitter: http://starz.tv/STARZTwitterYT Follow STARZ on Instagram: http://starz.tv/STARZInstagramYT Visit STARZ on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1mkHKgZ Vida…

Mrs. America | Inside Look: Double Vision (The Art of Cinematography) | FX

How is the story of Mrs. America told visually? Get an Inside Look at the cinematography of the critically-acclaimed FX series. Subscribe now for more Mrs. America clips: http://bit.ly/SubscribeFX Mrs. America recounts the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and the unexpected backlash led by Phyllis Schlafly, aka “the sweetheart of the silent…

A Very Furry Queer Eye Special: Philadelphia Mascot Gritty Gets A Makeover | Netflix

It's the furriest Queer Eye makeover yet! Famed Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty has been known to be... a little rough around the edges. But he has a huge heart, loves the Flyers (and Kim Kardashian), is loyal the great city of Philadelphia... and don't mess with those eyebrows, hennie! When we set our sights on…

Regular Heroes Docuseries I Episode 8 Trailer I Prime Video

The work of these heroes didn't stop when the cameras turned off. See what they've been up to since their episode aired on the final episode of Regular Heroes, available now on Amazon Prime Video. https://bit.ly/RegularHeroes This inspiring weekly docuseries highlights the heroic efforts of essential workers across the US, as told by special guests…

Fatal Affair Starring Nia Long (+ Omar Epps) | Official Trailer | Netflix

A brief encounter takes a dangerous turn when Ellie (Nia Long) discovers her old friend David (Omar Epps) is more unstable than she realized. SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/29qBUt7 About Netflix: Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 183 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide…
Avatar
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peaks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here