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valondar

  • Europe
  • Joined Sep 5, 2008
  • 28 / M

In the beginning there was the word. And then another word, and another. On the second day, the sentence was born, on the third, the paragraph. By the seventh day there were more words than the stars in the sky.

And I'd still top that if you let me talk your ear off.

Life on anime

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VivisQueen says...

Oh God, don't get me started on that war-that-never-happened. Silly, silly move because there was all this buildup and then she flies off on the back of that big tiger or whatever, and then the next episode it's all over. Have you already got to the point with the black-haired boy who is a special horse creature thingie? Sorry I forgot all the terminology. But that was a stupendously good arc - had a huuuuuge buildup, though. Overall, I can earnestly say I enjoyed Twelve Kingdoms, but it was too flawed for it to be an outstanding piece of art. The difference between that and LOGH is that LOGH is perfectly executed and knows how to deliver a proper climax.

Oct 30, 2010
VivisQueen says...

Twelve Kingdoms is a controversial issue with me, mainly because Sheex loves it so much and it made us argue like drunk hobos over its worth. Definitely give the show a chance. When it's good, it's 9.5/10 good. When it's bad, it's dull as dog shit. The problem is in its execution. It loves to bash people over the head with a lot - correction, A LOT - of exposition and explanations about its very complex and thoroughly conceptualised fantasy world. And it's also very fond of its recap episodes, which slow the narrative down. Worst of all, it's unfinished in the Berserk sense of unfinished. Stops slap bang when things are looking stupendous.

To be honest, it's more a triumph of world building and character development (Yoko and that rat guy will rock your socks off) that occasionally gets the narrative perfectly right rather than an outstanding work overall. But you know, I would much rather watch a series with ambition and bright new ideas and just happens to get it wrong in execution than just another show full of generic dross that comes together okay. So I forgive Twelve Kingdoms and recognise it for something someone REALLY needs to remake asap in the way they're remaking Berserk.

PS. If you can't manage it, then watch Kemono no Souja Erin instead. Next best thing, although aimed at a younger audience.

Oct 30, 2010
VivisQueen says...

So, valondar, what's up? :)

Oct 6, 2010
BluePeppermint says...

Your top 5 is a fantastic selection - just dropping by to admire your taste! Hope all's well, and many thanks for your reviews too (always informative and interesting).

Jun 17, 2010
MJW says...

randome friend of the minute!~.~

May 27, 2010