As one of the first anime/movies I've ever rated 9/10, i'm speechless of how i felt after watching this, it left me with this airy feeling, lightheaded but in a good way. And as my first review, i hope this will suffice you.
If you're just seeing if you should watch this, you can look at my Overall summery at the bottom.
And if you're looking for the manga of this, there's an adaptation but this anime is an original anime.
- STORY -
Yes, i know there will be people who will complain about how this anime's plot is similar to the whole stereotypical plot of post-apocalyptic world
where a few characters happens to be overpowered and they save everyone else from disaster. But honestly, it's pretty hard to come by new yet exciting plots these days since every story gets oversaturated by others trying to copy and paste it for a quick profit.
Considering how it came after multiple post-apocalyptic animes like AoT, it's effort to make the plot unique and still entertaining was a success for my standards, not many animes of this genre I've watched had a good mix of despair and enlightenment.
- ART -
The art was amazing, especially the scenery art and some of the shots in the movie. It was colorful, yet not to the point of making it feel fake, it was surreal to look at. Even if I'm exaggerating a bit, I have to give them credit for how smoothly it was implemented.
The animation and art in the ending fits with the music perfectly likewise in the anime prequel.
- MUSIC -
Speaking of music in the movie's ending, it was really nicely done. But that isn't all, the subtle soundtracks playing in the background of a few selected parts of the movie really gave the whole shot(s) a new feeling to them, either excitement or dread, it was executed wonderfully to further increase the mood of parts of the movie.
- CHARACTER -
Well... Ahhh... I can't get over how well the relationship of Mumei and Ikoma developed over the course of this movie and even the anime season before this. It wasn't rushed, even if at first it felt like one of those "star crossed lovers" thing, it was slowly developed with time and it just brings happiness into my heart watching how they react to each other throughout the course of this movie.
The other characters weren't all that bad but, some of them seemed a bit of the "stereotypical characters that interfere with main character's plan, and is there to only make conflict".
- ENJOYMENT/OVERALL -
I really enjoyed this movie, it was satisfying to watch with all the well animated scenes with exceptional soundtrack to back it up.
And it's one of the few animes/movies I didn't want to skip forward or backwards while watching it, because the plot was rushed or too slow.
Even sitting through the whole ending credits felt worth it, to savor every second of this movie.
I really wish for WIT Studio to keep on developing this anime and it's plot, it seems like there is still much to explore in terms of character's relationships and the story itself. Even though the whole premise might be kind of dry since so many animes are using this kind of plot, they did a good job of making this unique.
I don't know if they can exceed the expectations coming from this movie, but if they can then, i really want to see this be continued since... We all know AoT can't last forever.
I will try to keep this review as succinct as the movie itself: this one-and-one-fourth hour movie is well-worth the time, even for those who were (like me) disappointed by Kabaneri's initial outing 3 years ago.
Unato Kessen is a direct sequel to the 12-episode season Kabaneri had in 2016, and as the title indicates, revolves around a battle at Unato. In terms of content, Unato Kessen breaks no new ground. What makes it a positive addition to the series is how it maintained the strengths of the series while being more deliberate in its storytelling. The art and soundtrack were both as impressive as
one would expect with this series, and the many action sequences were fluid and entertaining to watch. Being roughly 3 regular episodes worth in length, the movie did not have a lot of time to work with, but instead trimmed away the hedges to squarely focus on the story and the development of Ikoma and Mumei. Frankly, I thought this was a massive improvement over how the 2016 season--which often felt a little out-of-focus--was handled. Nothing felt overdone or un-explored, it ended right when it should have, and it even gave us a very nicely animated ending song to boot.
In all, this was a content-packed movie and a must-watch if you enjoyed the 2016 season, but even if you didn't, there is still a lot to like about this continuation of Ikoma and Mumei's journey. Note, however, this is not a standalone entry, so those who have not yet watched the 2016 season should dive into that first.
Ok so the supervisor for the first season changed many times and turned the plot into a ****show leaving the audience confused about what is this series trying to convey and leaves many plot holes.
However, Movie 3 is different as it concentrates on the characters, especially between our two main MC's. We see relationship developments and moe shots of trying to turn her into waifu material. (she's suddenly cute all of a sudden but I'm okay with it)
Tbh the reason why I even considered watching this is because of Hiroyuki Sawano's music, godlike as always. If you like his style then just ignore everything and
watch it for the soundtrack alone.
Wit Studio no doubt they prove how great they are with the presentation of this series. The third Kabaneri of the iron fortress focused on Mumei and Ikoma after half a year of what happened to them. Their adventure continues and this time they have to fight Kabane once more.
The storyline goes fast. I am sure those of you who have watched this movie will know how to tell. Once again I emphasize even though the storyline runs fast but this film has a fairly long duration and the power is sure you won't be disappointed to watch it. Every
second they offer is felt. This action-themed movie also has a romantic feel between the main character and heroine. I am sure that with this theme young people will be interested in watching it because the romantic theme is a theme that is very popular with most people and they also experience it.
Not only is the interesting storyline of art in this movie also very good especially during the battle scene. The character design is also pretty good especially with Mumei's main heroine which is very tempting. The background nuance is the same. The depiction of the background is very supportive of what else when the fight. Speaking of battles the effects of swords and shots are also very good. But what needs to be considered here is the design of characters from Kabane or enemies who are in this story. I mean they are very extraordinary depiction and selection of colors also impressed realistically especially when heading to the giant Kabane fight even when juxtaposed with monsters that are in Ultraman and Evangelion maybe this is also appropriate with them.
Egoist is one of the most popular female singer groups. They play a very important role in this movie because they fill a lot in between scenes with supporting music and one of them is the closing theme entitled "Ninelie". Voters are equally important, they also have worked quite well. The sound of the Kabane monsters that came out was also good, it felt like a real monster.
Of the many characters out there Mumei is one of them how not to design attractive characters and the nature that they have makes everyone interested in him. Taking the concept of zero to Hero where the main actors who were initially unreliable now changed dramatically. The two main characters are not humans but half-human beings called "Kabaneri". Even so, I also don't like the design of other characters like Ikoma, which I think is bad, if you notice the design of Ikoma's hair isn't a bit strange? But I don't hate it.
I honestly look forward to this movie for a long time. After finishing watching the TV series I became more interested in this series. Exciting battles and stories that are not too heavy are suitable for free time. Of the whole series is also not so good and also not so bad. Maybe there are still many people out there who think differently.