Jun 10, 2014
Being the only movie for the Ghost Sweeper Mikami series, its'a good one which serves best as introduction for people to watch the anime.
The story for the film focuses on the revival of Nosferatu who has assassinated & acted as Oda Nobunaga. Essentially, the goal of the movie is like any other shonen series being defeat the bad guy & his minions. While this Mikami features offers a bit more action than the anime, it still delivers on its comedy which is a good thing.
One of the highlights of the film is the animation increase as it displayed a few good visual pieces during
the zombie infection & Mikami's battle against Nosferatu spider minion. It is also a bit more bloody than usual but no to the point where it makes a giant shift in tone like in "The Slayers". My only complaint to the movie is that it doesn't involve the other characters such as Dr. Chaos, Maria, Emi, etc in a more productive role as their scenes are brief but worth watching.
The English dub was performed by Manga Entertainment which comes off as okay (makes me curious how the popularity of this series would be if the whole anime was dubbed). As a another note, the soundtrack for the English version is changed with some tracks resembling covers of the original OST or being more fast beat themes to hype up the action(Similar to Bruce Falconer & Manga's release of Fist Of The North Star). The music is good but doesn't have that variety that the anime series has. On the subject of music I believe the ending song of the film is called "My Jolly Days" by Masami Ouki.
Overall, the comedy is perfect & the additional action is a nice treat for the fans but doesn't offer too much variety among other anime films, but it's definitely good with its unique qualities being the characters & its sense of humor. Hopefully this film can get some more exposure as this feature should get people interested to watching the anime & reading the manga.
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