<strong>THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.</strong><br />----------------------------------------
<br /><br />The first thing you'll notice about this anime is the art-style/animation. It definitely ranks up there in uniqueness as Gankutsuou. The story is also very interesting although I've never seen Ayakashi before however I've heard that seeing it before hand isn't necessary. Moreover, I like the overall mysterious vibe that the show is presenting thus far and I'm looking forward to the next episode to see how "Child of the Tatami Room" ends.
The animation is very unique, and it took me quite a while to get used to (print overload much?). Like Zanmato 666 said, it kind of reminds me of Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo. The stylized animation gives off a storybook vibe, which adds to the atmosphere.
The bacground music was minimal and heightens the tension / mystery.
Overall, this was a great episode. I'm looking forward to the next one! :)
erm i dont think mononoke is horror, its more like stylish psycho-history anime but no real gore or any violence
tbh not much in common with ghost hunt :S well i watch alot of animes in genre mystery so maybe some1 else can try comment
Just watched... yeah... the animation style kinda threw me off... kinda made it hard for me to watch because of it... but the story was decent enough. I'll keep watching... see if I'll get used to the art style.
Unfortunately I must dissent. Though the art is unique, it also put me off. I felt like I was delving through a storybook for kids. The Medicine Seller talked extremely slowly, his sentences were all disjointed too -_-
Wow, I'm loving the first episode. Animation was unusual and grabbed my attention.
At first I was put off, it seems that the only pretty person in this series is going to be the Midicine Seller. Which is fine and all. He's damn beautiful to look at.
Well, I must admit I was a bit put off by the character design at first (before I even put it on my plan-to-watch; that doesn't include Kusuriuri, who looks rather different from all the other characters so far, and in a good way), but now that I watched the first episode...I can get used to it. The colours are beautiful, that's a big plus o.o So vibrant.
Also, voices and voice-acting being very important for me, I paid extra attention to Sakurai (...who never let me down xP) and I have to say that, DAMN. His voice fits so well. And I don't know why, but I liked how his lines were somewhat disjointed, the exact same thing that Puedjies found annoying. It just...matches the character.
Story is interesting, and it even managed to creep me out a little at one moment.
Chelle said: Just watched... yeah... the animation style kinda threw me off... kinda made it hard for me to watch because of it... but the story was decent enough. I'll keep watching... see if I'll get used to the art style.
Same here. The art put me off but the story was too intriguing.
Hmm... Highly rated show, so I'll stick with it for the time being merely out of curiosity as to why it's so highly regarded. I did find it kind of strange though, and even though I got used to the art style, I wasn't really a fan... of the art, nor what seemed to be the story...
We'll see. Maybe I've lost my taste in anime if this is so widely loved? Haha, guess I'll see...
I liked the art of this show from pretty much the moment it started. It is always enjoyable to see visuals like this that really standout from a lot of other series.
Beyond the art, the atmosphere was pretty well built up and has me curious to see what exactly is going on in the inn. Also, the main character seems pretty cool/mysterious - I'm looking forward to seeing more development for him.
Interesting how the common concept of knowing a demon/spirit/youkai/mononoke's name to have controll over it got expanded here with: form, truth, regret
describing entirely a mononoke and giving the key to banish/kill/exorcize it
Just came here after finishing up Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror and well I was right this is going to be epic! The same setting/atmosphere feel and just the person on its own is quite epic! Lets see what this chapter has to offer!
First thing you notice is the animation style which is like BAM right in your face by being different than your average anime style. This gives this anime a unique feel and i'm loving it so far :) The story and main character look very interesting as well and i'm expecting to enjoy it quite a bit.