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Oct 20, 2009 7:21 PM

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Ara, why no discussion thread about the Nadesico movie yet, I wonder?

It was pretty good for me. The story was not so exceptional, but I liked this darker version of the usual Nadesico. Also, Ruri as the main character is win, and Akito's change was interesting.
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Aug 2, 2010 11:05 AM

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Tenkawa, Akito is dead...
Aug 2, 2010 2:43 PM

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I actually liked this more than the TV version of Martian Successor Nadesico. The plot was decent enough, at least more exciting than the series, and I liked how it was darker. The lack of Yurika and more Ruri screen time was very welcome. Akito went from annoying to kind of badass.

The new characters were quite nice additions. The improved animation and art made the mecha fights more enjoyable too. Akito's mecha was awesome.
Aug 10, 2010 11:42 AM

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Ruri made this was pretty much the main reason I gave it a 10
Oct 9, 2010 9:53 PM

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The movie was okay. I agree with Slax's review of the movie,except for the part of you shouldn't watch it.
May 4, 2011 12:35 AM
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Wow this totaly ruined good ending of 1st season .
It wasn't bad just too dark for Nadesico
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Feb 18, 2012 7:15 PM
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I agree with Slax wholeheartedly, although more Ruri-Ruri is always nice, although she didn't call anyone a baka the entire time, which is BS. It feels like the trailer to a season two. DO WANT, although it would need to make Akito steadily go back to his original self. This Akito is a cold prick that feels uber-generic.
Feb 18, 2012 7:30 PM

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yah this movie sucked, looking past it getting pointlessly dark for no reason, its just generic when you get down to it, and they ruin akito's character

Immahnoob said:
Jizzy, I know you have no idea how to argue for shit,

tokiyashiro said:

Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

Dec 4, 2012 1:42 PM

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Really liked the movie. I don't understand why it's so underrated. The serious/dark tone of the movie was enjoyable and i think Akito's character development was pretty cool.
Jan 10, 2013 7:55 PM

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The movie itself was interesting, but the ending.... THE ENDING!!!
After all that, Akito just up and leaves alone with a little girl, leaving Yurika who has no clue and didn't suffer any negative consequences at all... WHAT.
Jan 29, 2013 10:07 AM

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Since Nadesico is 1 of my favs of all time, i liked the movie,but the ending is what killed it. But then again we cant say that cause the whole series is unfinished.
Apr 10, 2013 9:57 AM

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To be honest, I was expecting better.

The show was pretty good, but the film was meh. The animation was better, but the plot bored me, the ending was rushed, and most of the cool characters didn't get to do much at all.
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Apr 27, 2013 9:40 PM

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First off the movie was way to short. I kept checking the time and thinking that they couldn't possibly finish in an hour and twenty minutes (I was right). Everything felt rush because of this. I mean, how much of the dialoge was pure exposition? I'm guessing it was so short because they blew the budget on the fancy animation. And then it had the same friggin problem as the TV show, which was its non-ending. When entertainment fails to deliver on the basics of storytelling which includes, but not limited to, a proper ending... well then that piece of entertainment fails period. There are waaaay too many problems to talk about here, but in summary I wish that I hadn't watched the film and just took the irresolute japanese ending of the series as opposed to the irresolute japanese ending of the movie.
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May 6, 2013 12:42 PM

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All I know it that this movie was meant to be a trilogy, but due legal issues and lack of time they decided to make all in one.
Also, if people don't know about the game called Nadesico: The Blank of Three Years, they won't fully undertand what is happening on the movie.
So following a chronological order we have:
Nadesico tv> Game: The Blank of Three Years> Movie: Prince of darkness> Game: The mission.
Apr 21, 2015 6:29 AM

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It's not right to give this a bad score just because you didn't know there was a story that took place in between the end of the TV series and the this movie.

But let's not leave aside the motherfucking fact that THINGS JUST HAPPEN WITH NO EXPLANATION. They proceed from one event to another like FAP FAP FAP and just ejaculate ALL OVER THE FUCKING PLACE and go on with their fucking lives like no "immoral act" took place (let alone discourteous).

I like the tone this movie has taken, and Akito definitely got WAY fucking cooler, but THEN it was SUCH a GREAT idea to rushfuck the prostitute and throw the bedsheets out the window.

They seriously expect us to play a fucking game THAT WAS NEVER TRANSLATED to know the goddamn story???


OKAY so it doesn't fucking matter if it's translated or not.
But to play a motherfucking game just to know what's going on????


I thought the ending of the TV series was bad, but not as bad as a dick of a move they did when they decided to MAKE THIS FUCKING MOVIE.
Modified by zetsu_shoren, Apr 21, 2015 6:36 AM
Feb 3, 2018 4:54 PM

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Absolutely horrendous.
Mar 18, 2018 3:18 PM

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NeoVenezia said:
All I know it that this movie was meant to be a trilogy, but due legal issues and lack of time they decided to make all in one.
Also, if people don't know about the game called Nadesico: The Blank of Three Years, they won't fully undertand what is happening on the movie.

Yeah these two things are the biggest issue with the movie. Though number two can be easily solved by just reading a summary of the game, and well, being aware that a huge thing happened between the show and the movie. A shame that it was cut short as one movie, because that's a flaw you can't look past. A lot of the plots were rushed and finished pretty embarrassingly. The movie was good for about an hour and then it realized it had to end and wrap up content that was supposed to go for another two movies. Which did make the middle part of the movie pretty pointless.

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