May 21, 2022
To be honest, I have been playing EnStars since 2016 but since the !! update, I kinda dropped it because I dislike the new universe and preferred Yumenosaki so when I saw that the movie was focusing on Square, I was a little disapointed.
But, I was really happy to see EnStars come back as an anime and the movie overall was good. The characters apparing in this movie aren't even my favorites but, if it's your case too, know that others characters do appear as cameos. Rei and the others are going to a movie awards show, and during that show, clips from different movies
that are talked about in the game's events are animated as Midnight Butlers for exemple. I was happy to get to see others boys animated too even if it is short clips.
Instead of a movie focusing on post Yumenosaki, I personally would have preferred a direct sequel to the original anime featuring different events to highlight all the characters, there are tons of events that could be animated and that would allow an equal focus on each characters and groups but I imagine that the choice to focus on Square is also to highlight characters like Aira, Kohaku or Mayoi and also to promote the current EnStars!!, I can see why they did that.
I must admit that the choice of New York for a trip seems a bit cliché because it's not the first time that we see characters go to America during a movie but in the end, the choice of the country doesn't have much impact knowing that all the American characters in this film speak perfect Japanese, it's a shame not to have tried to make scenes in English for more realism.
Finally, I find that the villain of the movie was a bit too predictable, as soon as I saw him on screen, I knew it was him and also I admit I had trouble understanding his motivations.
I don't have much more to say, the movie is cool and I enjoyed it, I hope that in the future we will get to see more animated EnStars again and this time with different characters.
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