Akage no Anne: Green Gables e no Michi - Reviews

Alt titles: Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables, Anne of Green Gables: The Road to Green Gables

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Sep 15, 2023

"Akage no Anne: Green Gables e no Michi" - A Disappointing Journey to Green Gables

Story: 2/10 "Akage no Anne: Green Gables e no Michi" attempts to pay homage to the beloved classic, "Anne of Green Gables," but it falls far short of capturing the magic of the original story. The narrative feels disjointed, lacking the depth and charm that made the source material timeless. Characters' motivations and relationships are underdeveloped, and the pacing feels rushed. It fails to capture the heartwarming essence of Anne's adventures, resulting in a lackluster story rating of 2 out of 10.

Animation: 4/10 The animation quality in this adaptation is mediocre, failing to do justice to the picturesque landscapes of Green Gables and the vibrant personalities of its characters. The character designs lack the charm and expressiveness found in the original source material, making it challenging to connect with them emotionally. While some effort is made to recreate the quaint setting, it pales in comparison to other adaptations of "Anne of Green Gables." The animation warrants a rating of 4 out of 10 for its lackluster execution.

Sound: 3/10 The sound design in "Akage no Anne: Green Gables e no Michi" does little to salvage the overall experience. The soundtrack lacks the memorable melodies that should accompany Anne's adventures and the idyllic setting of Green Gables. Voice acting, too, falls short of capturing the essence of beloved characters, further diminishing the connection viewers may have with the story. The sound quality is subpar, failing to evoke the emotions and nostalgia associated with "Anne of Green Gables." It earns a sound rating of 3 out of 10.

Characters: 2/10 The characters in this adaptation lack the depth and endearing qualities of their counterparts in the original story. Anne Shirley, in particular, loses much of her charm and complexity, making it difficult to empathize with her journey. Other characters, too, are reduced to one-dimensional representations of their original selves. The relationships and character development that were central to the source material are largely absent, resulting in a disappointing portrayal of beloved literary figures. The characters deserve a rating of 2 out of 10.

Overall: 2.5/10 In summary, "Akage no Anne: Green Gables e no Michi" is a lackluster adaptation that fails to capture the essence and charm of "Anne of Green Gables." The story is disjointed, the animation lacks visual appeal, the sound design is forgettable, and the characters are disappointingly one-dimensional. For fans of the original story, this adaptation may prove to be a disheartening experience. In my assessment, it deserves an overall rating of 2.5 out of 10, reflecting its inability to do justice to a beloved literary classic.

2/10 story
4/10 animation
3/10 sound
2/10 characters
2.5/10 overall
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