|04-04-2007, 08:40 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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Seirei no Moribito
Seirei no Moribito
(a.k.a. Guardian of the Sacred Spirit)
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Oh my, the visuals are so beautiful I could cry. The opening says it all, it gives a good overview. It looks like it is going to depend in its own strengths, without the aid of cheap service (low angle shots). It might appeal to only a few select fans because of this, mostly the GITS type fans, who like mature characters. Hey, it's not a moe or cute anime. It just tells a story while trying to be as close to reality as an anime can come or for lack of better words, it look like something you would expect from studio Ghibli. The setting is most definitely not Japan, more main land Asia, like China/Korea/Tibet.
The anime is being produced by Production IG (which is a big plus in my book) and it's being directed by Kenji Kamiyama (who did GITS). So that's why I thought it kinda had the same feel as GITS.
I almost cried when I saw the main character, at last, a female fighter who is NOT half naked or cute and she acts her age. T_T it's been so long. A spear fighter simple and clear, no bouncy, bouncy, my pantsu are showing. She does have a manly voice, well kinda, but I’m ok with that.
Oh, this one gets very high marks in my book. I just hope the story holds up and they keep the quality as high as it is in the first episode.
ps: trying to take screenshots, but it doesn't seem to work T_T
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|04-07-2007, 05:14 AM||#8 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: California, USA
Re: Seirei no Maribito
of the new shows this season (excluding possibly dennou coil, which hasn't aired yet), seirei definitely has the most potential. the first episode showcases an amazing attention to detail not usually seen in anime, along with extremely strong characterization, a great soundtrack (excluding the OP/ED songs), and amazing production values.
if seirei delivers on the promise of the first episode, it'll be a very strong contender for series of the year.