Aug 13, 2017
Story: 6 (Decent)
It was about them all going to this magical hamster world where there was a legend about a sunflower seed that could let you talk to humans that Hamtaro wanted so he could speak with Laura who forgot about him on her birthday.
It was cute, most of the movie seemed like filler since the main plot wasn't as complex as it could have been, but it was fun filler.
Art: 10 (I loved it!)
It was cute, the characters had a lot of energy, emotions were clear, there was this one scene though where Hamtaro falls onto this trampoline. But he sorta just
teleported up and down for a second instead of actually bouncing!
Though, that's clearly a nit pick.
The settings, especially the magical land they travel to, are so atmospheric and almost a little creepy at times with as dark the colour scheme is. In a weird contrast for how happy all the hamster there are shown being. I liked it.
The villain looked almost like a cat at first. I was wrong, but because of how dark the setting seemed to be I instantly assumed this whole world was just a trap to lure in hamsters for him to eat.
I was thinking of Coraline I guess. I mean it makes sense. First Hamtaro is having trouble at home, then he's whisked away to a world built to make hamsters like him happy. Both worlds looked fun and happy with a sort of dark twist to their designs.
I feel the comparison works.
Sound: 8 (Very good)
There was a lot of singing through out the movie. There was even a hamster idol group which I thought was hilarious.
Welll, the songs weren't exactly play list worthy, but I still really liked them.
Character: 4 (decent)
I had a tough time figuring out what score. I think it's clear by now that I like the movie, but none of the characters really grew or changed.
Hamtaro just sorta has a falling out with his human, Laura, he's mad at her, then the movie just sorta ends with him going back to normal.
I doubt that counts as a spoiler. I mean, do you really expect a Hamtaro movie to not have a happy ending? Even if it does a good job faking you out you should still expect that happy ending to come anyways.
As for the other characters, they were all there through out the movie but they sorta fade into the background.
Actually, now that I think about it, they felt less like characters and more like a group of mindless robots following Hamtaro around. I think it was all that speaking in unison stuff they did. Hamtaro was the only one aside from the new characters that actually stood out.
As for the new characters. I loved them. The Hamster ninjas were cute, the villain was pretty funny, then there was the girl, I can't recall her name, I skipped around the movie for a few seconds trying to find it but... I don't think she ever introduces herself.
Odd... And the Hamtaro Wiki page for this movie didn't even have it. I might see it the next time I watch the movie.
She's was probably the coolest character, I'd say more but the things I really want to say feel like spoilers even if it isn't exactly plot related. Though look forward to the end of the movie. She's a candidate for most random line of dialogue ever. Like, what the heck? XD
The one thing I feel like I can say is, she's one of this worlds guardians and she sorta acts as the villains opposite. Look forward to seeing some pretty cool magic from her!
୧☉□☉୨ I want to say it but I won't say it, because of spoilers, but she's to thank for best scene in the movie. Like holy crap. I bet the animators had a blast on this thing.
Enjoyment: 10 (Outstanding)
I get distracted easily. If an anime can't hold my interest I think to myself, "I'll just pause it for a second and check something." Or, "Now I have a song stuck in my head, hold on, I gotta visit youtube for a second." Or, "Should I finish that quest in Skyrim? I'll watch the rest later."
Didn't happen one time during this movie. So it must have been pretty good, right?
Would most certainly watch again.
Overall: 9 (Great)
That thing about the rest of the main cast turning into background robots kinda bugs me or it would have been ten here too. I mean this world was so creative and there was so much they packed into it, maybe they just didn't have the time to give everyone a chance in the spotlight.
So.. I guess it's more of a nit pick if anything, especially considering how many characters there are.
I hope this anime has an official subbed version. I want to buy the DVD so I can watch it again in better quality.
What did you think of this review?