Jun 7, 2021
Before starting this review, I have a warning. I have watched this anime while having knowledge of the Three Kingdom history and having seen other adaptations of it. This is relevant because weirdly enough, this movie doesn't start at the beginning of the story but further up. This mean if you don't know already know what is happening, you will be very confused as to what is happening or who are the various characters and will probably struggle to follow what is happening.
I would say this is a fairly decent adaptation of this particular part of the Three Kingdoms story. For a 1985 anime, the
art is decent enough. It's not great but is good enough to not deter from the story. Some parts are quite nice looking but it's globally average.
The character design is good and important characters stand out well. However, you only know most of their story, once again only if you have knowledge of the source.
The plot is rather faithful but does make it's own small changes which give it some originality. The plot is solid though I will say some parts felt a bit rushed (the final battle mostly) while another feel just goofy (the snow ambush).
Despite having a sequel, the movie did pick a good ending point that can is satisfying on it's own.
All in all, I enjoyed this movie and it's a decent (but not groundbreaking or anything special) historical war movie.
Watch this if you have seen other adaptations of the Three Kingdoms and want to see another take on it.
But I do not recommand watching it without knowing the background of the story.
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