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Looking at the picture, doesn't it make you think "Akira"? That's all I thought. And what's this, a guy standing, leaning backwards on this vehicle thing? Oh wait, no, he's sitting, my bad. So let's see what else we could see in this pic. Hmmm........ so we have this guy sitting down on this vehicle that looks like a vehicle that came out of REDLINE, some punk ass kid who looks like the undercover guy, and a guy in a blue jumpsuit holding a small gas canister. Surely this has to be about racing, I mean shit, what other FREEDOM to feel than in RACING eh?
Action. Car action? I don't quite seem to get it, but oh well. Adventure? Oh shit, that's kinda cool. So I'm guessing with the way they look like drabby slum kids trying to win a race to help their lives with fame and fortune, they go even so far as to busting out of shit and obtaining their FREEDOM. Did I have it all right so far?
I was fucking wrong.
Let's go back once more.
If you're expecting some kind of 2D animation, man are you in for something. In the credits, you'll see "Gonzo" mentioned. If ever you have watched Gankutsuou, and by any chance if you have gone over my Gankutsuou comment too, then yes. iiiiiiiiiiYep. Expect something. Something 'weird'? Or perhaps........something amazing? Or how about something...........just............beautiful...?
Woo man are OVAs really fucked up or what, just for 7 episodes. Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu spanned 9 years with 110 eps. Not only that, but it doesn't end there. 162 episodes in total, including the Gaiden. So let's go over why OVAs are fucking great. They can go unrestrained. The multiple-dimensional/departmental quality increase. And the fact that it sounds better than hearing someone talk about a "TV series" (lol). ENOUGH.
If you're thinking you'll get the same art style, I'll leave that up to you to see for yourself.
If you're thinking you'll get something about racing, entirely, I'll leave that up to you to see for yourself.
Boy are you in for a treat. A treat that has a fucking hard shell that's irritating, but once you get passed it, the true flavour sinks in, and strangely enough, you'll be seeing with your tongue, as your eyes WILL BE RAPED and then massaged AND THEN RAPED AGAIN and then given a blowjob. Yeah. Blowjob on your eyes.
Personally as of this date, 2013 March 6, I haven't watched Akira..............YET. Which all the more gets me excited to watch it because I'll be getting there slowly with FREEDOM and Steamboy as prerequisites. I don't want to be in for a big disappointment if I watched Akira first and then these 2 afterward. But don't look down on either. They're not totally bad. They're not great, but somewhere around the lines of okay to quite good.
Meatball minestrone salad.
Remember I mentioned something about Gonzo being mentioned and myself mentioning Gankutsuou? Gankutsuou was made by Gonzo. CGI was one of the main assets, but the difference is, Gonzo's CGI sure has gotten much cleaner and better in the 2 year difference from when Gankutsuou aired and FREEDOM aired. My god fuck. My mind trembles with delight. What does that mean? I mean how the fuck is that shit possible?
.....uhh.....really? Are are, are they serious about this? Well.......whatever, let's get it on.
Do not drop this after the first ep. If you want to, go right ahead. With that said, there was no point in saying the first sentence of this line. LOL.
Fucking hhhhheeeeeeeeelllllll............ if you've played Valkyria Chronicles and/or stuff with that kind of 3D, then hehey, that's what we have for humans. Backgrounds? You want to know what the backgrounds look like? Jesus Fuck. I can't explain the detail and beauty of it. The vehicles and mechanical design? BULL. SHIT. YOU HAVE GOT TO BE PROSTATE-MASSAGE-RAPING ME FROM MY ANUS. I mean cervix raping from my anus. Oh well, am I a bitch or a botch (LOL)
Honestly speaking, I WAS disappointed. AT FIRST. It will eventually grow on you, as that's its own style. But one thing that irritated me throughout the whole thing was the space physics. Don't get me started on that. That's a big minus man. BIG, minus. Don't let the humanoid animation turn you off, in fact, get ready to wank your dick to your heart's content for some brownie porn, just kidding. Although I really love brownies like that. Mmm~mm. Sweet and tender. And makes you feel all warm and puffy inside. Nmnmnmnm. SHIT.
So I heard you heard from me that I knew you saw from my comment that I mentioned what was listed in the MAL entry about Otomo Katsuhiro? Hmmmmmmm??? OTOMO KATSUHIRO? HOLY SHIT. THAT'S why the mechanical design was so "FUCK YOU GUNDAM FUCK YOU LAGANN FUCK YOU ALL YOU FUCKING HUMAN". YES. It was THAT awe-dropping. I mean jaw-dropping. Haha that was punny you have to admit. A-hahaha that wasn't even a fun I mean pun oops AH-HAHAHA
I just, cannot say anymore........it was................too beautiful. The end of the last episode most especially, takes the honourable mention. That, was, fucking pure. They rape your fucking eyes with something so beautifully touching to the soul of our eyes. Makes me want to watch WALL·E........IN BD.
I will get straight to this now so I don't drag it on later on. I FUCKING hated the MC's voice. SHIT. I WANT TO FUCKING SHOVE MY GIGANTIC 300-METRE-TALL 20-METRE-WIDE DICK WITH THE HOUSE OF THE OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE ON THE TIP OF MY DICK DOWN THE CV'S FUCKING PHARYNX, RAVAGING THROUGH HIS ESOPHAGUS AND INTO HIS BRONCHI. SHIT. HIS VOICE WAS ANNOYING. IT'S JUST AS ANNOYING AS
FUJIWARA TATSUYA'S FUCKING FACE
DOESN'T THAT SHIT JUST PISS YOU OFF?????????????
Now that I have that done, I'll go over the sound effects and volume-leveling. The sound effects were GREAT. and volume-leveling was good, dynamic, but either too low at times, or too high at times. It wasn't fucking right. When their voices are so damn low, I blast up the volume on my Bose system, and then when metal starts clanking and vehicles rev like shit, goddamnit shit. It feels like the speakers exploded or something. Good thing I have the laptop right in front of my ass so I can just mash the down arrow button and prepare. The OST is by Ike Yoshihiro. Yes. The very first line of this entire thing you're reading. Why such a reaction? Who is this IKE Yoshihiro person? I had chills everytime I heard the ED and some other tracks played in the eps. I knew I wasn't wrong. I had a hunch, though I could've been wrong. And wrong I was not. Mr. Ergo Proxy OST. That, is all I have to say. Applaud. Applaud.
I don't really want to tackle this one.
The story is
You probably thought I forgot something.
If you're thinking about racing, you are not wrong. At the same time, you are not correct either. Let's just say there was, and that's very obvious. It had weak impact, just like how Gankutsuou did, but Gankutsuou had better NORMAL drama. Gankutsuou's melodrama was over the top, or perhaps under the bottom, as it was fucking terrible. It was overly bombastic, that they failed. Here however; it's not as exaggeratedly ambitious. Gankutsuou's story had more potential, and I like it very much, but only so far. Only to an extent, because they failed in the latter parts. FREEDOM however...........my god. My fucking god. You will really not be expecting it. To me, nothing really comes as a shock anymore, since everything I've watched recently EXCEPT Kuuchuu Buranko and Boogiepop are all unspecial and unsavory at all. The same motherfathersisterbrotherfucking loquaciousness, and in turn, that's what ruins the drama. What makes TEXHNOLYZE the, MOST, superior drama, is how it was a silent one, and THE, most silent tragic dramas ever. And now, here I am, garrulous as ever about things that are not directly about the main subject matter, being FREEDOM. Well I'll tell you this. I have the freedom to do what I want and type what I want. Hah. Now THAT'S a punny one GAHAHAHA NO. That wasn't even a pun. Just a bad.......bad........joke. Like your miserable petty human life GAHAHAHAHA
Expect some spacey things, explodingly funny situations, love like a truck, and of course............weak impact. Well, I couldn't choose which had a weaker one: this or Gankutsuou. Gankutsuou was serious to a point, but this was mostly not serious, as it's safe for 13 years olds, as long as you have your mommy and dada by your side. Once more, another thing which Gonzo takes part in, which I really want redone. If this is how their CGI looked like 7 to 5 years ago, then goddamnit, think of what we could possibly get in 2014, or perhaps a few years from now. I think WALL·E was inspired by this. Those fucking Americans. But I have to commend Disney PIXAR on that one. They really know how to copy something, and make it so magical. If you love WALL·E, then you'll like this. If you loved this, then you'll want to ejaculate to WALL·E.
Hmm....................................I'll leave that to you. Because of the animation style, it did not leave a shred of impression on/in me. It's like P.I.G. Only better. Seriously. Production I.G. should just stop. Stop before they become stage ∞ cancer like KyoAni.
I didn't feel a good character development. They should have spent more me-time with MC, mc2, mc3, mc4, all individually. But shit, they can't fit that in the length of eps 1-6. They COULD have fit it just well if the aforementioned eps were of the same length as the last, 7th, ep. I prefer Gankutsuou's characters more actually. Even if they were treated like poopoo, as least they weren't so fucking useless like the ones in FREEDOM. Kiddy is shitty. That's all.
Well since it IS just PG-13, looks like I can't expect much, so I guess I'll have to stoop down lower and expect a few laughs. I didn't laugh just a few times, but for the few times in which I did, I fucking let out a laugh that sounded like a shout. Often a time, I find myself saying to myself "Holy shit" and "What the fuck" in awe as response to seeing how beautiful the CGI was. The mechanical CGI, MOST especially the BIG transportations, I could say, may rival Koukaku Kidoutai 2.0's CGI. The last part of the last ep, I think that even rivals Disney, or PIXAR, or Dreamworks, or whatever the fuck else there is/are. It was fucking, astounding, and that's a big part of the enjoyment. Don't expect some serious deeky shit, because if you put your hopes too high on that, then you'll be getting it straight through your ass. Without being lubricated. Trust me. That, really sucks.
Overall, it's a 7. Yes. 7, which is dubbed by the MAL system as Good. 6 being Fine, which Gankutsuou is just. Gankutsuou had potential, but the last few episodes really turned me off. It made me feel "why the fuck am I watching this". This one however, has Ike Yoshihiro, Otomo Katsuhiro, Sunrise, and Gonzo. What else could you ask for? Well.......what I would ask for, is R+. To shit with PG-13, give me some R+. Some RATED-SEX, but definitely not Rated-X. It's a really great adventure. A great SF adventure. I could not stress that enough. That was fucking good. It makes me want to delete Planetes from my PTW. This proved to be so much more superior in terms of visuals and audio, compared to when I was QCing Planetes quickly. Why did I mention Planetes? Hmmm............... well let's just say that FREEDOM MIGHT be missing 1 single tag.
They could have done better. What puts me off is the humanoid animation, their expressions (they leave NO impression on me), humanoid detail, and how the story was played out. They could have put more effort in the art (whatever art there is), and they could have made the..........how you say.......ehhh.......fuck it. Basically, there's just something off. I don't know if it's directly the story, or how it progressed, or how it was directed, or if it's the script, or if it's the dramatization. It could possibly be ALL of them. For sure it feels so fucking dumb and average, but the sound and the rest of the animation made up for it. It could have been better, but no. That just isn't the case. And what's done is done. Let's just hope that one day, all this deceitful crudeness would have a rebaptism.
In the end, everyone's just a real pathetic penis frogger going on about hopes and dreams and praying that one day, their prayers will bear fruit or some shit, most especially with our delusional main character and his irritating voice. In fact, allow me to stop being so forgiving, and let me show my Evil Lich Lord wrath. No. It's not a 7 anymore. It's a 6. Because I just recalled the space physics. No way in fuck are those movements possible. Like I said under Animation, "big minus". No. BIG MINUS.
And unbelievably, this turns out to be my longest comment yet, with 13790 characters including BBCode, ahahahhh................. and I just made my PREVIOUS longest one last night when I finished Gankutsuou.
I should have filled it more with elephant scrotum and shit-filled-dicks because I bought from the girl who sells seashells by the seashore. Who knows, you might just suddenly find one, in a gigantic crevice, of your ass. read more
24 of 24 episodes seen
No. Or should I say, 巌窟王 Gankutsuou.
I had no prior knowledge of the original story or the plot or anything about Le Comte de Monte-Cristo. If I did, I'm sure I would have rated this much lower.
So now, there is no need to be pretentious, and I thought of 9-ing this. Sure. When I was around 8 eps in. And when I was 18 episodes in, I felt an 8 would be its final score. When I reached 19, it fell to 7, and as I continued onward, I was further disappointed that I felt like it would DRAG ON like this. Penultimate episode, and the score had gone so low as 6. Just before the credits start showing at the final episode, it had gone back to 7, or so I hoped that they would show something worthy of really settling my score at 7. Do you know what they do? Do you want to know what they did for the credits? They advertise the cast. One by one. They thought it would be too shameful if they just showed that as it was, so they decided to put a fancy[?]-looking frame as the borders.
You must really be one fuck of a tasteless pretentious pile of elephant shit.
You know what really TICKED me off the entire series? The melodramatic bullshit which DID NOT, work at all. It just did not work.
We have a weak ending. Because we have weak drama. Because we have weak impact. Because we have weak voice acting. And also because we have poor art. Despite all that, how could it have gone so stale when they already had the ORIGINAL novel? It really makes me wonder.
It's one fucking thing after the other, and there is just no excuse for it.
You know what really shocks me? The fact that Cozetto no Shouzou came earlier by 5 months and 26 days, and the CGI was utter garbage, while Gankutsuou, having come out 5 months and 26 days after Cozetto aired, had CGI that would make for an early PS3 game, maybe even a modern one, or perhaps just a cinematic/cutscene of a late PS2 game. In fact, let's get to that.
Man was Animax not fucking kidding when they said something along the lines of "beautiful". Back then I dissed Animax and The Count Of Monte Cristo because they sucked for showing such a boring uglyass show. And then here I am, years later, in awe to such beauty. Truly, it fits with the setting and theme. Other times, the CGI looked so fucking plain (as in just SOLID colours), or simply just plain fucking bad to the point that it looked like they didn't render it/them (the scenes with CGI) properly. The art was fucking bullshit. It was nothing special enough to leave an impact on/in me. The visuals were beautiful, the art was awful. They focused too much on the beautiful aspect, that they decided "Fuck that shit, we don't have time to spend on character design, so let's overshadow it with backgrounds and CGI that blows the dick of a trillionaire noble from Paris." In fact, they stopped caring about the impact of the story, and perhaps even the story itself, and decided to focus on the visuals instead. The cameraography in Cozetto no Shouzou was MUCH better. Art was better too. The only thing they failed at was the CGI, and the fact that they just didn't drop the idea of animating it. They messed up, in multiple dimensions, and so did Gankutsuou.
What's worse than impromptu? The fact that they already had a story to follow, TO SERVE AS THE BACKBONE, and still managed to make it suck fucking ass testicles. I'm referring to the animal.
I'm just kidding. I'm not yet done with the story.
So they decided to Sci-Fi-itize the original Le Comte de Monte-Cristo. In case you're a pencildick who has minuscule to NO knowledge of pronunciation of words from other languages, say it with me:
The "khris" part has that French saliva sound you retards are all familiar of. If you can pull that off, then you know how it sounds like. If you don't know, consult translate.google. Fuckwad.
Even without having read the original novel, I found this VERY fucking delicious. Galactic scale. Much more futuristic than Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu. That's ONE thing I loved about this. One thing I HATE on the other hand is how I see no absolute impact at all. The Character Development sucked rectum. Shit, even Berserk had better Character Development. Wait what am I saying of course it does, that's not fair at all. Well perhaps comparing Kenpuu Denki Berserk to the original Le Comte de Monte Cristo novel is absolutely JACKED, since the original novel is obviously MUCH better than this adaptation and MAY hold limitless superiority over Berserk. But seeing as to how Gankutsuou was presented, No. It was just absolutely fucking letdown-ing. Shit started getting good at episode 8, but I guess the lack of seriousness portrayed in the first episode hinted its ultimate destination. As there is no such thing as coincidences, perhaps this was Gankutsuou's TRUE, fate. Who knows. The word "fate" as well is subjective, like, all, other things in existence. The melodrama killed it, mixed in with bad voice acting (mainly just BAD CHOICE OF VOICES), and lack of backstory and history stories........AND realism/realisticness. Oh my would you look at that, I point out one bad thing after another in such a short time. You see how fucked this shit is? I will eventually read the original novel to rid myself of the disappointment left in me right now.
Oh wait there's already an entry for it hah just kidding fuck you.
The OST is GOOD. s'nise. MOST especially that one track, eh, what was it again?
Yes that one. My fucking god. That track played in episode 8 was what really opened the possibility for a 9. Episode 8. The tension. The atmosphere. The feeling. The potential FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUCK. And ultimately the "What the fuck."
Not just that. The theme of course for the musical material needed to fit, and so we have classical, opera, piano, electronic, and metal.
It's future SF France. Fair play, fair play. The OST may not have that much of a good production quality, and the percussion/drums are very much noticeably electronic, but nevertheless, the OST is one of the few things that I really LOVED about Gankutsuou. I guess they at least know how to put that Thrill in Thriller. AND NOT JUST KAISHOU. Another track, "Joukei, aru Hareta Hi ni Kare wa". Listening back, good memories come flooding in. That's one good thing about the OST. The only absolute shits were the recording quality, and the fake percussions (perhaps guitars too[?]). I don't know. They like using a lot of fake stuff like CG, and they still use fake instruments? Shit. My asshole is gaping wide open.
So tonight I'll sing, a song to all my friends. Also to those, we won't be seeing again. To those I knew, and those I still adore, and I want to see once more. I just pray that you will love, me, and, trust me. Laugh with me and cry with me. Spend those silent times with me. Love me evermore. Love me, evermore. You and I were lovers. Our dreams were not soured by life. And then my friends betrayed, meant you never would be my wife. Harsh words were said, and lies were told instead. I didn't ever mean to make you cry.
Other than the OST: varies. Good and bad sound effects, good and bad sounds in general (most especially the leveling of volumes), but ultimately, I just fucking hate their voices, esPECIALLY Albert's father. Fucking heck his voice pissed me off over the edge and
so tonight I'll scream, a thousand baby cries. Also a thousand too more lies. To whom I found, the son of shitty sound, how the fucking story clowned, I just pray that they'll redo, this, and, realize. Dump this shit to hell with it. Spend more time on everything. Make a better one. Make a, better one. You should know this was, good. And then you cut the grass. And all your friends betrayed you, 'cause this sucked like fucking ass. Gankutsuou. 2004 Gonzo. I didn't ever mean to say it harsh.
And so there we have it. The fact that 2 adaptations of literature came into at the same year, and both ultimately were very disappointing. Cozetto no Shouzou should have remained a painting, and Gankutsuou should have had Cozetto no Shouzou's seriousness. They played around too much, and it ended up fucking dickshit. They play around too much and put too much melodrama in it. I could say that ALL or perhaps just ALMOST ALL parts/scenes/situations/instances where in "Kaishou" played was when the Enjoyment factor was at max. THOSE are the times when I truly felt this, so-called, "Thriller" thrill. King of Thriller still stands with MONSTER. Gonzo seems interesting. If THAT'S how their CGI looked like 9 years ago (holy ffffffffffffucking shhhhhiiiiiit 9 years already......?), I would LOVE to see how their technology would reproduce and ENHANCE and LENGTHEN Gankutsuou. Their CGI here is, I think, EVEN BETTER than in Berserk Ougon Jidaihen I. Although I would love to see how MADHOUSE does it (of course), with Hamasaki Hiroshi as the Director. Who is this HAMASAKI HIROSHI you ask? Well, let's just say he directed one Masterpiece called TEXHNOLYZE, and a GREAT work called Shigurui, AND most recently, The Shock of Thrillers, STEINS;GATE. Whatever your arguments are, they are invalid. The only reason why it no longer is a 10 for me is because it's not MADHOUSE. He too was the Episode Director of ep 7 of Mousou Dairinin. That's one episode I fucking loved too. If only Mousou Dairinin had him as the director all throughout. Or perhaps even CO-Director, with Kon Satoshi obviously being the ringleader. It might have been a 9. Who knows? Maybe even beyond.
STORY - 3 to 8 (varies because it had potential, but ultimately, it was nothing more than JUST ANOTHER одмазда story. Don't google what that means, it's a spoiler[?])
ENJOYMENT - 4 to 8 (varies because some parts were just so fucking kiddy, childish, immature, lame, fuckdick for SHOW NANE LIKE YOU)
SOUND - 2 to 8 (likewise, voice acting, was fail. At parts, they shout like hell, which was good, but most of the time: bad sound editing, bad voice quality, etc., although looking back and properly listening to the OST one by one right now, it brings back good memories, so yes. Even if that end was lacking IMPACT (basically the penultimate episode, not EXACTLY the LAST one), I can't forget the other times when I enjoyed too)
ANIMATION - 6 (massive props to the CGI back then, MOST especially the visuals and artistry, but the stiffness, sync, reactions, and art itself (included the Char Des) massively pull the score down simultaneously. Although the style is aberrant to average shit these days, which is what I love about this, ultimately, everything else just, sucks)
CHARACTER - 5 (none of them felt important at all. Fuck this garbage they made Dumas's characters unimportant pieces of poopoo. And if they seriously think that making a character act all cutesy and shit whose sex we are not entirely sure of the entire series actually partially a key character with unknown amount of knowledge of things is good idea, then I do NOT want to know what else they plan on fucking this up with)
It's a tragedy story. Everything happens just so fast, everything happens just all of a sudden like in a Hollywood movie (like breaking ceiling and explosions when a main character dies or some other trigger with an important character), and the recovery from the tragedy was the opposite of 'eyecandy' or whatever the fuck you retarded lowlifes call it. Those last few eps were a mix of epic and garbage. If they think that throwing chaos and confusion everywhere like that is effective, guess again, you're not MADHOUSE, so stop trying to be ambitious.
Final verdictioness of flatitude:
I want to bring myself to love it. In fact, a part of me already does. But I just cannot. I cannot help but snicker and laugh or just 'smile' like the maniac doctor guy molesting Ein (go read my Requiem For The Phantom comment) at parts where they're crying, or it seems like a dramatic part and/or whatnotitshitdickfuckcock. I guess I could live with the last episode, but it's really the penultimate episode which didn't come out ENTIRELY right, what with "I shall show you love so disappear evil one". Fuck. Fuck you. Fucking ass dickhole. Dickbutt.
They should take drama lessons from MADHOUSE. read more
11 of 11 episodes seen
Once a day...
And just one......only one, will you need.
Do not think about variety. I will, make that one glass that would outweigh whatever trifles the kind sir/madam.
...the dear customer's problems, all that, are enough for, that "special one" to soothe; to quieten... to bring that floating bottle across the sea with a glimmering hope that never dies.
In all of us, we hide a sacred memory, or even showcase a treasure sublime to a grand audience --- a time, in our lives which have always remained somewhere. Somewhere we have yet to find out? Or perhaps somewhere we are ashamed of going back to?
Behind every cloud lies a silver lining. Soon after, you might just find out that the faint light of a dark shade of white, turns out to be the topaz Tuscan illumination you look forward to seeing in the days of grays by the porch, sitting next to your loved one.
So lay your weary self down, and see nor look no more. Do have a seat, dear customer. Let me see.
And with a smile going out that door, until next time. read more
1 of 1 episodes seen
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What could I say?
WHAT WILL I SAY
fffffffuck..........man.............really..................I was absolutely shocked when I saw [b]STUDIO4°C[/b] as the Producer. I was expecting it to be something BIGGER. Something like, for MADHOUSE. Or perhaps bones. Man was I in for something...........something.....good.....? Or perhaps...................
More recently, STUDIO4°C has started to pique my interest. Well of course, for Tekkon Kinkreet, Memories, Mind Game, and a lot more they did. I don't mind that they make a lot of these obscure stuff that even still a quite a few of majority don't even know much of, and in fact, I like how it's not so main in the stream....but.......seriously? BERSERK? Miura Kentaro's BERSERK?
Lay off of BERSERK.........please.............DO NOT DO THIS.........
EVERYONE, exCEPT MADHOUSE
Who is this Kubooka Toshiyuki?
Who the hell is this prick
They made the Original Character Designer of iDOLRET@RD the Director, THE [size=500][b]DIRECTOR[/b][/size] of this movie.
I don't know what kind of sick joke this is. I'm not even sure if it's a joke or if people have been down in the dumps lately, Purgatory knows what drugs they've been on, Valhalla knows what they were smoking, when they decided to make a moeblob shit character designer the one, THE ONE, who DIRECTS the Psychological Medieval Seinen that is BERSERK.
WHAT were they THINking. Though as a bold move they did, they too surprised me not by the shittiness they call a "final product," but by some other FEWER minor points. The concept was okay, THEY REALLY COULD HAVE DONE BETTER, but overall, the way the final product came out, goddamnit shit. That was just unforgivable. The CG was fucking ASSBAD. YES. CG. And THAT'S HOW THEY START THE MOVIE OFF AFTER A PROMISING INTRO.......DISAPPOINTMENT. DISGUST.
The CG was TERRIBLE. Couldn't they have done it HOW IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE? Or perhaps the main point I'm trying to show is, Studio 4°C utilized CG TERRIBLE in this movie. The battles were horrifyingly painful to watch. They either OVERDID IT, or UNDERDID it. If they planned on using CG, they might have as well WENT ALL THE WAY, RATHER THAN GIVING US PS2 GRAPHICS QUALITY. NOT IN MY BERSERK THEY DON'T. Even FFX (the start of FF's downfall) had better CG scenes.
Although everything about the CG wasn't bad, there WERE parts where the CG actually was, PRETTY DARN UTILIZED WELL (such as Gattsu going out of his tent and passing people by. THAT, looked realistic). They should have really just made use of the CG on the background and on smaller objects (best if immobile), such as leaves. The effects on water though were NICELY DONE.
Some parts, I just could not tell whether they are CG or really hand-drawn........it leaves me feeling unsatisfied. But if it's hand-drawn that was done meticulously to present itself with the almost-smoothness of CG, then I'll be had.
The last thing to point out is the un-stiffness compared to the original anime. I actually really liked how the SMALLER battles (not the battlefield ones, those were all CG, and it was painful, take my word for it...whoever I am, lol) felt more satisfying. You could actually see MORE action and smoothness in the movements. Okay, that's enough with the CG and animation. Next, we move on to............
..........the story....................the original story is AMAZING. The way they just tossed the story in a blender and how they poured it in the container, which is this movie.................is GARBAGE. WHAT THE FUCK?????????? SERIOUSLY?????????? JESUS JUMPS ON JAZZ THE JACKRABBIT IN A JIFFY, JASSHOLE. They practically just mashed scenes from the anime in here, CUTTING ALMOST EVERYTHING, AND EVEN THE ANIME WAS WIDELY INCOMPLETE (based on the manga of course, but the anime is the anime, so it itself is rather complete in its entirety), BUT IT WAS EXECUTED AMAZINGLY, THANKS TO ORIENTAL LIGHT AND MAGIC (back in the 90's). It was just BAD....... 1 hour and 16 minutes does not cut it. Even 2 hours does not cut it. Go beyond, just not fucking 1 fucking hour and fucking 16 fucking minutes. Basically, they just rushed everything in. Although you could see their obvious desperate efforts. Maybe the name "BERSERK" was just too big a title for them to handle. In the end, they must've been weakened by the image of the Crimson Behelit.
Now that's done, going on to the animation again. Well, more of art.
Okay now, so since it's a movie, they decided to man up and make up for their self-aware crap by the injuries/fatalities and uncensorship. I for one, AM FOR this. I don't see any reason why they should cover up nudity or injuries (most especially with the damage done onto others, such as an eyeball popping out, guts spilling out (not the guy lol), and the amount of blood and WHERE it flies, such as on the screen, which is an effect I haven't really seen yet done in anime. Well, not like the original anime "didn't not" show nudity, such as nipples or the entire breasts (although that's as far as they went, not pubic hair).
The music..................okay, you know what? Before I even talk about this, I should have established that they could have at least made the movie darker. Literally, and storywise (not a butchering of the story, just a bit refinement). The dark places, such as the battle with Zoddo, should have been darker. It still looked too bright. The music..............they should have cut down on the sounds. What made the original anime amazing was its great lack of music. There are few, but they only played very few times too. And they should have gotten Hirasawa Susumu to work on the music. I am not happy about this. Although actually, they should've had a different theme in the music instead. It should have had more of a DARK choir and orchestral touch, because war is never something bright, demons are never bright.
So in a nutshell, they really need some big improvements. because the way things are, everything is not turning out too well. Fans just go crazy for it just because it's BERSERK in 2012. Smarter people, like I (yes), would know better, and I know, that the anime was so much better (see, I just pointed out the obvious because the classics are always the best lol).
Nice and bad effects, nice and bad music, nice and bad progression. Man, this movie has both crap and good stuff. But in the end, the crap is more dominant, and the way things escalated, NO. I would want to give it a 7, but I am utterly disappointed and was placed in a position that bears huge disgust. Now I understand what /a/ means by crapped their eyes out or something. But I didn't just crap my eyes out; I crapped my soul out in terrif........terrifism. Noun for terrify......TERROR, what the hell am I thinking.
At least now they realized their mistake and changed the Director for the 2nd movie. Good job STUDIO4°C. At least I liked the 2nd movie. The first one only sucked because of that loserass. read more