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Shenmue: The Movie is a short movie of all sequels out of the original game plus some parts of a walk through and begins with the murder of Ryo's father Iwao Hazuki. Ryo wants to take revenge and searches for the guy, soon after the murder one get to know that the guy who murdered Ryo's father is called Lan Di, in the whole town.
In the game there are endless possibilities and the town, Yokosuka, seems like an open world. One can spend money or follow the course of story history. But one has always to keep in mind: The time is our enemy.
Watchers of Shenmue: The Movie will accompany Ryo on his investigation. I won't go much in detail, but there are many fights and there's also romance because of a school friend of Ryo - Nozomi Harasaki. Ryo's investigation leads him to the Harbor where he has to apply to a job.
During his investigation Ryo meets many different kinds of people and follows many different leads.
Character design is, thinking of the year it was published, amazing. The characters don't show their emotions as real people normally do, but the publishers tried to balance it with the very impressive music. The Soundtrack of Shenmue: The Movie (and both games) is one of the best soundtracks I've listened to so far and underlines the amazing story and their habitants very well.
Shenmue: The Movie will give beginners of the game a good overview and they would manage to start right after watching it with Shenmue 2 (which is a game, not a movie). For people who've already played the first game Shenmue: The Movie is a repetition of happenings out of the game without playing it. For those who've played the game it's enjoyable but not a "must have seen movie". Fans of the series should get the DVD or try to watch it somewhere else, it's a collector's item. read more
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The character design is very well, Yukiru Sugisaki has managed to create awesome clothes for Daisuke and his friends. Moreover the background is also drawn very well and one can say that Sugisaki has improved a lot during her work.
The story is amazing but confusing at the beginning. It's much easier to get into the whole thing while watching the anime, but after some time you're also able to get into the story while reading the manga. The plot is easy (I won't go much into detail) and very well outlined. There are a lot of things happening which you haven't expected, but a lot of things happen you've expected, too.
Furthermore I would say that D.N.Angel is not only my favorite manga, but also a very, very good one which should be read by all of you who like mystery and all the other topics D.N.Angel is related to. read more