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Old 02-14-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:41 PM   #2
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i don't know exactly why but the whole series just left me unsatisfied it was sort of wooden and lacked emotional power.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:47 PM   #3
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I only felt that with the second part. The first one was great.
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GUNGRAVE is one of the most awesomely terrific animes out there!!!
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:43 AM   #5
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Watched 3 ep's so far and the animation is soo damn annoying and bad. Story is nice though.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:45 AM   #6
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GUNGRAVE is one of the most awesomely terrific animes out there!!!
Is that your objective assessment?
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:39 AM   #7
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lol @ vivisqueen and sandbar.

On the "objective" standpoint (if there could be such a thing), it's fairly good. It's difficult to fault the series, and the core story is very well done. However, personally, I found it quite dull. The story lacked a lot of emotional power for me, even though that seemed to be the focus (Deaths, betrayal, power, greed, friendship, etc, seemed to be some of the themes, yet I didn't feel much emotion from it). I kinda thought back through it near the end and found myself thinking that they did a whole lot right, but I was wondering where the entertainment was.

I think though, that the most annoying feature for me, was the shift from a realistic gritty world, to a sci-fi supernatural actionfest. It was just quite jarring, and made the anime seem so much less streamlined.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:47 AM   #8
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Yeah, the sci fi was very badly handled. I get the feeling Gungrave is scripted by a thriller writer who suddenly fancied dabbling in sci-fi. The sci-fi elements were so corny it hurt. However, I made myself ignore them and found it entertaining nonetheless.

Gungrave's 'entertainment', by the way, is the same kind of entertainment you'd get from watching GoodFellas or Scarface. It's about watching someone tumble through a particularly nasty kind of hell filled with corruption, greed, violence, and ending up in a situation where death is the only decent option. In short, it's gripping cause it's a mafia show. :/
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:17 AM   #9
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well, you saw the zombies the first episode so you knew it was coming.

one big killer for me was gungraves costume, it seemed very arbitrary that the scientist would dress him up in such a ridiculous costume. lol, it really makes me lauph.

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Old 02-15-2009, 08:19 PM   #10
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I agree with Viv. I thought the sci-fi aspect of the series undermined the realistic feeling of the earlier episodes. What made it an entertaining romp was the the deep characterization and slow-moving narrative of friendship, trust, and betrayal--not that it had cool action scenes where a cool guy destroys some zombies. Overall, I thought Gungrave was good, but not great. It had so much potential and the first 12 episodes or so really had my hopes up.

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