Oct 1, 2022
This entry is a roughly 2 hour recap movie of the OVAs (1993-1994) with some new scenes here and there, aired in 1995.
I do not recommend it as an alternative to the OVA series, it's true that we get to see all of the important action but the transitioning is very fast and on point. An adult Alice appears walking down the streets of Tokyo reminiscing her past up till the trip to Kyoto, then we get to see the events that transpired. It's a good reminder if you wanna get into the manga or just wanna see our favorite characters again but it'll be
a bit confusing if watched first.
Important to mention is that the adult Alice scenes do not exist in the manga, the staff had to make a connection to the recaps so they used that trick, it was refreshing and not annoying, those scenes were calm and beautiful.
One major thing the viewers get to see (that isn't in the OVA) is the Mokuren concert from the manga, the piece is truly splendid to watch and hear, Mokuren's song is captivating, the VA did a very good job in singing that, I say that was the focal point of this recap and the fans will surely love it.
In the end, it was a decent recap and enjoyable to watch from a fan point of view, the animation is on par with the OVA (as in stunning, beautiful and expressive with a gorgeous art style), we get to see all of the important events and it ends with Alice's trip in Kyoto and Mokuren's concert. The ending song from the OVA appears here too to increase the melancholy and immersion.
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