Secret Santa Review 2012
It's your first day at school; of course you would be excited. And so was Rinne Amagane. However, on her way she accidently got hit by a car and was send to hell by mistake. There she ends up in Destinyland, a school run by headmaster Helvis. The movie will follows her struggle to go back to the land of the living. In the second half of the movie, the story suddenly shifts a bit though, but won’t tell any more details.
Hells Angels, also known as Hells, is an movie based on the similar manga. You can definitely expect some action, drama and comedy. The pacing of the story is great. There is a good variation between action and story scenes. However, you don’t need to expect a really complicated story though; it was also a little bit predictable unfortunately. But overall I would say that the story was somewhat interesting.
The animation style is most definitely one of the main reasons why you could give it a try. Hells uses in the whole movie a quite unorthodox, ‘raw’ art style. Some personages are even drawn a bit gothic-like. Nothing what you'd see every day in an anime. But I have to say, it fits the movie perfectly.
They use also some rock music in the movie. Well, what did you expect if the headmasters name is Helvis... Other than that, the sound was quite good too I guess. But nothing really rememberable though. The voices fit the characters well in my opinion.
About the characters, quite some characters that where introduced had, to say it blunt, almost no use at all. Some key characters were even introduced just in a whim, which was a really disappointing. Nevertheless, other than that the characters fit their roles well.
Don't except an masterpiece, but it's most certainly worth giving a try. The characters were a bit disappointing, but the art style is really unique and well-fitting.
overall score: 7.2/10
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