I'm gonna start this review off by stating that I'm rating this adaptation as what it's supposed to be: a motion comic. I understand that everyone's disappointed and even furious at the animation "being just a slideshow" or whatever, but that's 100% Netflix's fault (or at least Netflix outside of Japan) for advertising this as a fully animated adaptation instead of the motion comic that it is and that it was advertised as in Japanese. Motion comics are NOT fully animated. They are one-for-one panels of the original comic/manga with animated parts and sound/voice acting.
With that being said, here's my review.
STORY - 8
Mar 30, 2021
"Bungou Stray Dogs Wan!" definitely ended up being one of my favorite shows of this season (as it's been going so far). It's a silly show with short, fun episodes that are only about 11 minutes each. If you're already a huge fan of BSD, then this is definitely the show for you, but even if you aren't super into it, I think "Wan!" could be a good place to get more into the characters and their shenanigans.
Of course, it's important to note that "Wan!" has such a different tone from the original series. It has a few serious moments here and there, but ...
Jan 28, 2021
Santa Company, at least this version, does a pretty mediocre job of telling a story with an environmental message for kids. I know there's another short film and a full-length movie from a few years ago, but as I haven't seen those, I'm just going to judge this on its own.
There are going to be slight spoilers from here on out, but since it's a 30-minute short film... I hope it's not too inconvenient.
Story - 4
Although this is a PG film, definitely meant for kids, I feel like the story was still really underdeveloped. Kids don't necessarily need super complex stories, especially if ...