Jan 21, 2013
This anime is about the Greek god Hermes, who first tries to rescue Aphrodite and later free Crete from the tyranny of king Minos.
This certainly looks old, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the art. The animation was pleasantly done, though nothing extraordinary. I was pleased to see they had been careful when animating the horses (too many animes have horses that look like big dogs). Stylewise, it was nice to see something off main stream.
I did enjoy the music for the instrumental parts, but I must say the few songs this anime had were awful. The lyrics were really cheesy and
beyond cliché, and they made me wish they would have ended soon. I don't understand why they had inserted those songs there in the first place. Maybe they were after something Disney-like?
I liked the story for its battles and mythology connections, though I would have wished for more development and screen time for the supporting characters. Some of the more "artistic" parts of the film were maybe a bit too long, which made them boring, but they didn't bother me that much because battle would soon take over.
Overall the story could have used some more depth. It was really straightforward without much deviation from the main plot. It was more of a compact record of Hermes' life than a complex story. I don't know how much of it is based on the real myth of Hermes, though, which might explain the drifting.
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