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From the deepest pits of DEEN's hell comes Ao Oni - The Animation, a movie which has the dubious honor of being the worst thing DEEN has ever made (and it looks like it'll remain that way for a while).

The movie features a group of students who are investigating the story of Ao Oni for a school project and, a few hours later, they learnt he hard way there's a monster in the school and they are trapped inside with no way out.

Judging from this one would think this is going to be a snoozefest... and they'll be right. The first half of the movie is really dull and feels like it's thrice as long while the second part tries way too hard to grab your attention and fails to do so. To make things worse the plot twist at the end comes is so nonsensical it would make M. Night Shyamalan facepalm. Not everything is bleak though, becuase there was one part where the people in charge of it seemed to have a moment of enlightment and decided to put a really random dance bit that was so out of place it was unintentionally funny.

Animation-wise is so terrible it might be the very reason this anime is considered a horror movie (though it doesn't reach Naria Girls' level of eye-cancer). The backgrounds and the characters look as dull as dishwater, the lip-sync is pretty much inexistent and also the moth movements are pretty weird and unnatural. As if it wasn't enough in the hectic points of the movie the animation is really laggy (it has even more lag than the first episode of Kemono Friends!), the blood splatter looks really out of place in some occasions and some of the bodies looked like charred turds instead of skinned people (or that's what I think the creators wanted them to look like).

The OST was really limited and most of the songs consisted on tracks taken straight from the game (including a remix of the already overused chase track from the game that plays close ot the end of the movie). The voice acting was ok though, which given the quality of this movie it sounds like an achievement.

The characters are blander than the blandest thing that you can come up with. Save for 2 or 3 characters that have something that resembles a personality the rest are completely void of personality and are just there to get killed in a gruesome way.

All in all you should avoid this movie unless you're in for some painful boredom.

3/10 story
2/10 animation
5/10 sound
3/10 characters
3.5/10 overall

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