In this anime visual album, a mysterious driver heads deep into a post-apocalyptic hellscape toward a ferocious showdown with two monstrous opponents. Various studios participated in creating 10 'episodes' for the visual album. Ranging from 3D animation, to 2D animation, to live-action.
The video itself being a music video with some crazy animation.
It seems to be about some gas smoking guy and a rich guy with a gun who murder a Samurai Blacksmith family which happens during the end of the world.
This dystopian world is so random.
The music during it is a Rock style. It is AWESOME music and a pleasure to listen too.
The animation is mostly CGI but is amazingly well done. It has times especially around 8-14 minutes in which it just goes super crazy. Be aware after the credits there is still a good few minutes of
animation left closing the story up.
This is well worth a watch if you enjoy rock music. Also if you want to see various different types of animation/CGI styles shown to you over the video. The story is all over the place but I don't think it was meant to make sense anyway.
I believe this is the first time I've heard of an anime visual album. I went into this Netflix original relatively blind, and it turned out to be pretty decent. If you've seen Ninja Batman, then Sound & Fury here will look and feel nearly identical since the two share work from the same studio and some main staff members.
First things first, I think the music was pretty great. It's mostly blues and synth-rock throughout. If you're into those or similar rock subgenres, then you'll most likely find more enjoyment in this. There's not much to say storywise. "A mysterious driver heads deep into a
post-apocalyptic hellscape toward a ferocious showdown with two monstrous opponents." That single sentence from the synopsis about sums it up. These are very straightforward music videos, so don't expect much in the narrative department. The same applies for characterization. It's also absolutely bare bones, but it's passable for what it is.
The use of CGI is very prevalent here. It's actually not too bad. Some parts looked quite good, while others looked somewhat janky and lackluster, but it holds up for the most part. The visuals went well with the songs and the changing art styles kept things interesting. I'd say the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th parts were the best. "Remember to Breathe", "Sing Along" and "Best Clockmaker on Mars" respectively. They were the more visually striking, action-packed, and dynamic scenes in my eyes. I didn't care for the 4th one too much because the synchronized dancing and overall goofiness was a bit much for me. The live-action bits were pretty standard fare.
While these 10 parts were mostly well done, they all lacked substance. There's really not much to them beyond some notable art and some cool, fast-paced action scenes. You should be fine if you go into this for the visual and musical ride alone. Overall, Sound & Fury is not the best or most experimental I've seen concerning anime music videos, but it certainly has enough flair of its own, and is still worth a solid watch.
There was literally no review to this so i decided to do one by myself. It's the very first one that i'm writing here so i'll assume it's gonna be poor. Anyway, let's start:
Story: As it's the music video, the story doesn't play such a big role here. Let's just say it's about samurai looking for revenge (pretty cliche) and about useless violence in the world. That's it. Nothing special, but still it's a music video so it doesn't matter that much. 5/10
Art: Even tho almost every single episode is made of different art, there is CGI almost in every one of them leaving us
with like 2 episodes with pure 2d animation. What can I say? It's made by Netflix, c'mon. 4/10
Sound: It's not the type of music that i like, but i'd have to say it's not bad either. Google says it's blues rock, psychedelic rock, boogie rock, and synth-rock. 6/10
Characters: It's the same case as with story here. It doesn't matter since it's a music video. 5/10
Enjoyment: Well this one really depends on your liking towards rock music and it's subgenres. Also you have to have high tolerance for CGI graphics.
In my case it's 5/10
Overall: Whether you should watch it or not depends pretty much on your music taste. I started to get bored in the middle of the show. I'd recommend it only to those of you who are rock fans. 5/10
Lets get to the best part about this film first and foremost. The 3D Animation and art style is gritty and awe inspiring in some parts. However and can lose focus at some points turning more into a psychedelic trip and losing the tone it recently had set. For 3D animation in Anime usually has a connotation of being a bad thing that doesn't mix but in recent time has gotten better and this film displays some positive light on why some 3D animation could be good. But its still not flawless. Next is the music which is hands down the best part about
this film and the only reason you would watch it all the way through. But having this be the highlight of your film is odd to say the least. Because if right off the bat, if you don't like the music then there really isn't anymore of a reason to try to continue "watching". Where it really falls apart is the story. There is and there isn't one. I think I can speak for everyone that was trying to follow along subtle hints and stuff in the beginning. But once your main character is driving towards the huge tyrant vehicles one with a money grubbing gun freak and the other a pompous guy who is all about smoking poison. Once you hit the freeze frame at around the 10 minute mark and the movie goes into a weird psychedelic dance scene. All brain cells go out of the window and your just in it for the music and the set peaces. So overall enjoyment was fine for what it was. However I just feel like they could've gotten a more emotional pull from people had they focused a little bit more on story telling. I really enjoy things that don't outright explain everything that is going on but just set the world and drop subtle things here and there. Then really rely on the viewer to try to put things together almost like becoming a conspiracy theorist with visual storytelling. The fact that this Film did not do that. I felt was a very big oversight.