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evan1979

  • Livingston, Texas
  • Joined Feb 11, 2008
  • 34 / M

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captaincrunch says...

re: Utena,

It's not bad.  The beginning is somewhat mediocre and the middle drags on a bit, but the final stretch (I'm entering the final arc) seems to be really good.  However, theres a ton of repetitive imagery/scenes (fighting/entrances/etc.).  It's also very shoujo (lots of pretty boys and naive girls falling in love with obviously bad guys/playboys).

If you want the truth, I love some of it but dislike the rest.  32 episodes in, I'd say I'd rate 10 episodes highly, and the rest average or worse.  Many of the characters/events just aren't worth caring about and there seems to be a lack of any believable emotion in most episodes, despite being a series about fate and passions of youth.  I'm hoping for a big payoff in the end. 

Honestly though, I'd say it's worth watching just for the spectacle/theatrics of it.  It's certainly unique and memorable, even if the content isn't up to par some of the time.

Jun 10, 2012
VivisQueen says...

Heh. Yeah, good ol' British quaintness. Keep in mind, though: cool people hike, old bearded nature nerds 'hillwalk'.

Jul 16, 2011
wolfangel87 says...

Thanks for the recommendation, I will be sure to check it out!

Feb 27, 2011
VivisQueen says...

Hi dude,

Oh yeah, good idea about the movies. I've heard they're a better experience than the original show. I've unfortunately not had the opportunity to watch them yet. I don't believe they were ever licensed in the UK either... which is odd because Char's Counterattack is. And Starblazers I have not seen, sorry. But tell me if it's worth checking out when you do. I'm always on the look out for another classic.

Feb 22, 2011
VivisQueen says...

PS. Your bio is a fount of truth. There is one show I like from the current season called Level E, which is based on a manga from the 90s, apparently. Slightly wacky characters, plenty of non-sequitur, and genuinely entertaining. And one from last year called Katanagatari I found excellent. Chanbara cliches + rich dialogue = unique sort of story.

As for me, I'm planning to check out Utena next. I should have got round to that much, much sooner considering I'm such a Princess Tutu fan.

Feb 18, 2011