Jan 2, 2017
When I first began watching Utsu Musume Sayuri I was totally shocked. But now that I’ve watched it several times, I can understand the entertainment factor for the short. Even the first time I watched it, I couldn’t help but laugh at how weird it was.
According to other reviews that I’ve read, there have been a lot of trolls posting reviews about how “great” Utsu Musume Sayuri is. I would like to clarify that this review is serious and I genuinely enjoyed this short film. I do not want my first review to be taken down just because I gave a rating and wrote
a review that contrasts with others’ opinions. I also thought that it would be good to have something posted that's not as repetitive as “wtf” and “This is three minutes of your life you will never have back.”
I found the story lacking in some areas, but honestly, it only makes me want to know more about the lore of the Utsu Musume Sayuri world. I can only dream of prequels and sequels to this film, or being able to read the writer’s intentions and background.
This film clearly has a unique art style. I love the carved and painted wood look that the characters have. (Sayuri’s mom looks like an engraved hot dog lol)
The end credits on the other hand have a different art style that I find pretty cute, and somehow it still seems to fit well with the CG used in the episode. Though I don’t usually care for anything CG, I feel like this short couldn’t have used it better and if it wasn’t in CG, it wouldn’t have the same effect as it does.
I really enjoyed the two short songs used in the short film, if there were longer versions of them I would [respectfully purchase them]. I also enjoy the low hum or ominous vibrating that comes out of my speakers when I play the short because it adds to the mood of the film.
I can appreciate the amount of work that the one voice actor put in to make all of the different characters’ voices, too.
What I dislike is that at times I can hear the audio clip when switching scenes, which seems too amatuer in comparison to the art behind it.
I really liked all of the characters. But something about Sayuri and Hiroshi’s relationship throws me off. And the same goes for Mama and Papa’s relationship. But I think I’m just judging them because they are creatures and not people, therefore, they must have different customs than us.
I’ve watched this like 20 times today, I can’t stop laughing. I don’t understand why people hate this so much. I’m so glad I was told to watch this. I don't think that this film is creepy at all; I just think it's really funny.
Originally, my review was a lot beefier than this, but I changed a lot of things in order to better follow the review guidelines. Plus, it seemed more like an analysis than a review.
What did you think of this review?