After an airplane crash during a school trip, Oribe Mutsumi and her classmates were stranded on a seemingly deserted island. Mutsumi found the other survivors, and used her wilderness knowledge to help them. She expects that they will be rescued in about three days, which doesn't seem so long to endure. However, she didn't account for the fact that the island is populated with gigantic killer insects. Her knowledge of butterflies, wasps, and more may be the only thing that will help any of her classmates survive to be rescued!
Here we have a "horror" movie that was not really a horror movie. It was more like Highschool of the Dead: Survival Island with big bugs instead of zombies.
The story was pretty straightforward and have been at most a 5, but absolutely nothing happened and there was not a decisive ending. A problem was introduced, and there were no hints whatsoever that a solution was close in reach. So, if you are looking for a movie with an exposition, climax, and resolution, then this is defiantly not it.
Everything about the art for this movie was dreadful. The horror aspect, the big bugs, looked
more laughable than terrifying which in my opinion switched this instantly from a horror to a comedy. Plus, there were times when the bugs switched from 2D to CGI, and there was also a time when they forgot to draw the MC's (bug lover girl) eyebrows! Ugly inconsistencies to go along with the laziness of this movie.
There is not really anything to say about the sound, but still did not help improve the film. Therefore, it gets a poor rating.
Oh man, this could have easily been a 1 or 2, but I actually liked the bug loving girl, the class rep, and the softball captain. They were good characters that complemented the "intention" of the movie. However, all the other characters were ignorant, annoying, and hurt the movie's quality much more than help. It seemed like the writer purposely made large portion of the characters annoying to make you enjoy the movie less which was a pain.
Regardless of all the bashing, the enjoyment was ok. There was ecchi and comedy at me laughing at how dumb the characters were for getting into danger by ignoring the bug lover girl's warning. But beyond that, there was nothing else to enjoy
It was a poor movie. I only enjoyed what the movie was not meant to be and very few characters, but this did not make up for everything else. Do not watch this expecting anything redeeming or good because you will be disappointed.
Warning - Hella spoilers. Not that it matters, this was a dumpster fire of an anime.
The source I watched this from had 5 minutes of credits.
I would never put my name on this anime. I'd rather eat my own head. Welcome to my review.
Hell. Lets just get on with it.
Characters - you have a random chick who knows everything about bugs because ... a mantis landed on her one time, and now she learned everything. Sick.
you have a douchebag guy for some reason. Cool.
You have a douchebag girl for some reason. Ok. She sucks all throughout. At least DBGuy had one redeeming feature! He cared
about one dude. That was cool.
The rest of the cast are useless. like nipples on men. Useless.
Everyone is together in an airport
everyone is on an island. No real explanation. They say their plane crashed, but no crash was animated. Nothing at all there. Yoo hoo. Apparently there are big ass insects. They eat humans. Gr8. Luckily ms. insect knowitall is here to tell you how to deal with that. They wind up in a place where ticks are not only easy to see, but are the size of kittens apparently. Yet they need to undress and get into the water to drown the cat sized ticks. Why. who knows. Fanservice x 10? Yes. There are tiddies in this. Might be the only thing keeping this movie from being ranked in the negatives. Anyway. Nothing happens for a while. they stumble into a bunker, bug chick figures out how to kill a big ass fly, and everyone is happy. Woo! The end. Literally.
Art - Terrible. Lots of sloppy animations. Background characters are inanimate (try not blinking for 20 seconds. or moving, or reacting at stuff happening around you.)
Sound - For some reason, there's a literal 2 minute segment where MC. Mc buggypants is walking to a sick guitar riff. No reason why but I guess that was pretty cool? Not really. It was irrelevant to everything and felt like the studio was trying to "up" her badassitude, which... didn't work. Otherwise, sound is pretty irrelevant here.
Enjoyment... I mean. if you can scoff at it being a "horror" anime and laugh at instead at how awful it is. it could very well be a solid 4. It's so bad it's hilarious. I don't remember watching anything this bad that was trying to be something different. But this takes the cake in a big way. It's so bad it's good. but not how it was trying to be. Is irony important? If so, this is great. If not. Eh...
Honestly. This show was a dumpster fire. Emotions were shallow. Art was bad, the story was pathetic at best. Characters were boring and predictable. I'd rather watch the platelet song for 10 hours than watch this 1 hour 16 minute failure again. I'd like to score it for being so bad it's good, but when i think that someone green lighted this and thought it was a good idea... I couldn't rate it ironically. This was someone's "good idea". That's bad. We need less "good ideas" like this.
This was an outstanding movie...that is if you like bugs...and...plot.
IMO, this movie was very enjoyable because of how horrible it was.
I like the concept of it. just poor delivery
I only liked two characters out of the whole series. That's why i gave characters a 2. I found non of the characters to be really interesting at all.
Nice animation. just bad CGI
This is one of those movies that you would watch if you were completely bored and had absolutely nothing else to watch. However, This movie was very funny because of how bad it was and I hope
there is a second movie.
You sometimes people just don't know when an animated movie such as this would good, cu'z who can blame them when those kind of people only have ecchi, isekai and harem in the helm of their heads, so no more BS, this is how I rate this movie:
Story-Good 7: Ok, this was suppose to be "HORROR" but it ain't that scary, rather, it was annoying as in annoyingly "Not bad" when we see that the real threat to the group of survivors was with each other than the giant insect,Ok, so this was the usual with High School of the Dead , but not
here when we see them overcome the dangers that they encountered despite the group's strange bedfellow situation, and yes, I can say that this wasn't that bad, when we see some death flags. So, even if original creator, Fujimi, Yasutaka, hasn't made any good manga works, this can take the cake.
Art-Very Good 8: When we're taking about the fanservices and the boob flashes around, the best one would be with the big boobed bitch Jinno, Mirei, where I pretty sure them doggies where wink winking their winkies, and if you've read the manga then you'll know that she takes the cake.
Sound-fair 6: Frankly I care as who did who, all I know was that the voices sounded too matured to be a teeny booper.
Character-Good 7: Ok let's go over each of the characters, not including those who died earlier, l'll divide them to those whom were suppose to be dead and those who should live.
Should be dead:
Kamijo, Atsushi- He one asshole of a delinquent who wants to dominate the group, by unfortunately, he's gangster boss attitude was basically doesn't fit in a situation where survival was the name of the game, when faced with dangers that would make a harded gang boss pee in his pants and quite frankly, he basically one gang boss wannabe whos more bark than bite and would more likely save himself by sacrificing his gang to them giant man eating insects.
Jinno, Mirei- She's basically a bitch whose survival mode doesn't fit the situation where she is, to put it simply her being a whore would've have been good if she is in the streets , but her in a desolated island with giant man eating insects???? No good, in fact she should've been the one to die in place of Inou, Ai.
Miura Mami- IMAO, she should not have been allowed to live, since she more like excess baggage than an asset, the only thing that she served was more like a damsel in distress where she rely allot on the lesbian softball captain Matsuoka, Ayumi.
Oribe Mutsumi- Yep there is no arguing there , she has the smarts and guts, but unfortunately, I kinda hate that she let's herself being bullied by that bitch, Jinno.
Matsuoka, Ayumi- IMAO, she basically has the guts and the determination after all she is a captain of her school's softball team, but I kinda hate that she let's herself be manipulated by an excess baggage loser Mami. If any of you had read the manga then you'll know that she died protecting her.
Naruse, Chitose- Ok, so as the class rep, she can be quite useful in putting others to their proper places and would be willing to trade her life for any one of her group, too bad her leadership skills wasn't much of any used in putting the delinquent Kamijo and the evil whore Jinno in their proper places. Hate to say it, but she more like an Oribe groupie than anything else.
In the grey:
That would be Kazuhiko Kai, at first he was this Kamijo groupie where he act like an ass, but later on realizing how much of an asset Oribe can be, he becomes her groupie........or maybe he isn't what he was suppose to be, since given that he did went to the bio hazard lab, where he stumbles onto something, I'm pretty sure those who read the manga would know that he's an insect who has taken the form and memories of Kai, and he's a means to an end to spread destruction on to the world outside of the island, in fact, it was very clear that island wasn't just any desolated island, it was more like a research lab where something when wrong and the test subjects. in this case them giant insects, went amuck and started to attack them humans in that island. There is also, Inaho Enoki, whom we saw in the closing credits where we can conclude that she was part of the team who did some experiments in that island and just like Kai, she too could be an insect in a human form.
Enjoyment- Good 7: Enjoyable as it was, it was kinda disappointing that this has to have an opening ending and that this was more of a one time deal.
Overall- Good 7: Good as it was, it was unfortunate that it was limited as a movie, where as a series this would have been awesome.