Feb 28, 2014
Certainly a weird one this is. It's a short take on the first parts and prologue of Journey to the West that ends up being ridiculously violent and dark. Goku ends up being more of a cannibalistic monkey Conan the Barbarian then the Zen Buddhist heaven revolutionist he is in the original. Regardless, its a pretty cool one just because of how strange the choreography of the action scenes and of course the art, the art being completely in color and in a very sketchy style and blotted style. It works well with the demonic character designs and hellish enviroments that Goku is pictured in,
whether he is eating a demon in the bowels of a larger demon, or attacking a Taoist deity on top of a tree. Beyond the art, there is no plot to summarize really, in fact unless you check out parts of Journey to the West on wiki to get some context it basically makes no sense at all, combined with a really crazy and erratic series of events. Worth a check for the art alone.
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