chazthesilencer wrote: However, beyond ep 6*, this show really has become the DullZord...
While the excellent artwork has remained consistent, I've also noticed how static the scenes can be- with characters just standing around, talking.
And there really is a lot of talking...too much...the pacing is too slow at times. Break out the friggin spear, already.
yeah, that was a flaw with Moribito. There are some shows where exposition & dialogue are a bit more tolerable due to their atmosphere & environment, but Moribito struck me as too Miyazaki-esque to make that kind of dialogue worthwhile. It was interesting, but I think a lot of it could have been cut out or replaced with actual imagery instead of just two heads sitting in a hut talking. This is ultimately why I gave Moribito an 8/10 rather than a 9; if it had handled its ‘slow down, cool down’ middle section a little better, it coulda been a lot better.
chazthesilencer wrote: From the start, one could easily see a potential "monster(assassin)-of-the-week" show in the works:
"The royal guards have failed their task! Now we dispatch - Diclonius #7!!!"
I was both relieved and disappointed this didn't happen.
I thought it handled the overall plot line rather well, up until the end. The end was where my only complaints rested, simply because it felt a little too… contrived, I guess,
with how everyone suddenly teamed up and there was absolutely NO paranoia, fear of backstabbing, plotting, etc. that would typically go on in a court of that size.
The end was cool, just an anticlimax in more than a few ways. I do have to admit that I found it interesting how it would start one of the middle-arc’s episodes off with the illusion of “filler” and then slide some key important information thing in there around the middle/end of the episode.
Jimbo wrote: Wasn't Macross Plus a OVA? I actually have that and have seen it.
was the kickass OVA directed by Shinichiro Watanabe. Macross Zero
was that other one.
Xard wrote: Our hero is retarded paranoid fucknut who should've died way back in first ep.
he gets better. Or, well, he relegates himself to status of “witness” more than “hero”.
Unfortunately, TEXHNOLYZE suffers from the disastrous defect that the climax takes place halfway through the series -- and it then promptly falls completely to pieces. It's almost as if the person guiding the production up to that point quit or died and the whole thing fell into the hands of incompetents. The story degrades at one point into something that looks like THE GODFATHER MEETS INVASION OF THE CYBERMEN, and keeps right on going downhill. I kept watching to the final episode to see if it would finally tie things up, but TEXHNOLYZE ultimately fizzles out completely into violent twaddle so totally incoherent that I wondered what toxic stuff the scriptwriters had been smoking.
I don’t think the reviewer gets it, TBH. That climax resulted in the destabilization of the whole society, so of course
everything falls apart & goes to hell. And yeah, Yoshii is easily the most important character in the series, and apart from maybe only one or two instances outside of anime, this is the only example I can think of that uses such an important character in such a way. He impacted the narrative to such an extent that he’s practically present for most of the rest of the show, and Texhnolyze rarely relies on flashbacks to make that effect. I thought it was pretty damn creative, myself.