I don’t hate lesbians. I don’t hate lolis. But I can’t suspend my disbelief far enough to get excited about loli lesbians.
I was a little suspicious when I saw the basic character design. The girls range from barely pubescent to 20 years old, and they all have too-good-to-be-true bodies that don’t even look human. Re-L Mayer was also too good to be true, but at least she looked like a supermodel version of the singer from Evanescence.
Continue reading Lesbians don’t ruin everything. Lolis don’t ruin everything. But Princess Principal has steampunk/dieselpunk loli lesbians, and I refuse to watch that.
The visual art of this movie is not too stylized. It has clearly been influenced by some classic adventure movies, not by manga. It may well have some roots in manga, but it has the cinematography one might expect from a student of John Ford or Akira Kurosawa.
It is, nonetheless, very much a fantasy rather than a work of hard sci-fi. One can dismiss all ninja lore as superstition, or one can claim the legends of ninjas had some basis in facts. However, this movie takes ninjas as a starting point and leaps deeply into fantasy.
Notably, Rurouni Kenshin is less fantastical than this.
I’ve got to wonder why the writer put this particular line in there.
Quite possibly anime creators get so flak for lolicon – both real and alleged – they are just numb to the topic.
I might be able to enjoy a story premised on reincarnation.
Knight’s [sic] and Magic is not that story.
Studies show that a surprising number of bloggers fail to recognize Yuna from Mirai Nikki.
Jin-Roh, the Wolf Brigade is essentially an art movie.
It is similar to Fukasaku’s work, such as Battles Without Honor Or Humanity.
It’s a damn good movie. But it’s not a date movie. In all probability, your girlfriend will not enjoy watching this with you. This is a damn shame, because I know a few women who like art movies and who want to learn about anime, but this is NOT the movie to spark their interest.
This is a dark and violent and sad movie. It draws on the Brothers Grimm and their treatment of Little Red Riding Hood. It is unfortunately very insightful regarding the nature of modern society. This is unfortunate, because society sucks, and this movie shows us a little slice of that hell.
“The Index Librorum Prohibitorum was a list of publications deemed heretical, anti-clerical or lascivious, and banned by the Catholic Church. ( See Grendler, Paul F. “Printing and censorship” in The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy, Charles B. Schmitt, ed, Cambridge University Press, 1988, pp. 45–46. Quoted by Wikipedia.
Of course, anime fans only know Index as “A Certain Magical Index.”
Clearly Stephen Lendmann never saw this anime.
As for myself, I should be making time to watch some anime some time soon. Real Soon Now. Maybe in the next 90 days.
I’m pretty sure the facial expression here is a parody of a well-known mascot for candy that poses with its tongue out.
The overall premise looks pretty super-heroic.
That is to say, the villains appear to be galaxy-tier, and the heroes appear to be street-tier.
So you can’t say the heroes are not underdogs.