Gamer_2k4 wrote:After watching the camrip of Rebuild 2, I decided to go back to the series to see how the original battle against Sahaquiel compared.
I was shocked.
I had seen nothing but Rebuild and the manga for the longest time, and as a result, the series looked ridiculously primative. What I had once considered good art (not good animation, mind you, because as a rule, anime is pretty low in terms of animation quality) now seemed very sparse and cartoony. All the colors seemed off, the lines were too thick, and there just wasn't any detail at all.
Then I went back to Rebuild and was amazed all over again. The CGI and animation that I had grown accustomed to now looked absolutely breathtaking when compared to its predecessor. Detail abounded, and I found I didn't really miss things like Jet Alone and other parts that ended up getting cut. In fact, after watching Rebuild, those parts seem extraneous to the point of being filler material. In terms of audio, the music is so much better in Rebuild, and the Japanese voices are significantly better than the English ones I was used to.
In short, I really don't see much reason to watch the original series again, since everything seems so much better in Rebuild. Anyone else feel the same way?
I disagree. The original series is still outstanding to me, and so far, "Rebuild" doesn't even touch it's subtlety, brilliance, and cinematic perfections. But "Rebuild" does have better visuals, animation, and production value. And it should since it's been released 10+ years after the original series. If an anime in this decade doesn't have better production value then an anime from the 90's, then the studio failed miserably.
Overall, I give the "Rebuild" movie series a 9/10. While "NGE" still gets a 10/10 from me.