Jun 13, 2022
Byoudoku no Denpa made in 1926 is one of the oldest anime in the world. Because of its special time between Japanese history it also gives insight on Japan's views and knowledge during this time.
Some things I enjoyed about this film classic was the connections of the small plot lines that occurred in the show. By thinking of the world of Byoudoku no Denpa as an "ecosystem" you are able to connect these small plot lines a little bit more.
Another thing I enjoyed about this film classic, that many other film classics seem to share, is eye rolling. This attention to detail many film classics
have makes the films a bit more dynamic and enjoyable. Something less dynamic about this film classic however was the animations in general with many scenes being far to slow. Overall I really enjoyed the style of art/animation in this film classic and personally find the art to be very good and a positive about the show.
The film contains no sound, and is considered a silent film. I find this to be neither a positive nor negative, but I believe, like many, that sound would make the film much better.
The Characters of the films are not enjoyable, and I find them to be poorly written mainly due to the fact, that they are meant to be "placeholders" and just objects to drive the main theme of the show.
Overall, however, I did not enjoy nor hate the film and therefore I believe this show to be Mediocre.
I believe only Historians or those interested in History would enjoy this show, as the current day intended audience (kids) now have better means of obtaining all the information provided in the show.
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