October 08, 2003


It's that time of year again, when a bunch of the current anime shows finish up. I finished up two of them sunday night, DNAngel and Last Exile. DNAngel turned out to be a surprising show. I'd heard of the manga before, but never really read any. The show started off a bit unsteadily, but I really felt things smoothed out a lot by the end. The last two story arcs worked out quite well. I think my one complaint is that it was just a one season show. I got the feeling there was a bit more story that they could have worked with.

Last Exile is definitely in my top ten list for this year. It was one of the tightest shows I've seen in a while. Everything just clicked together perfectly. Story, animation, and music were all amazing. Gonzo really kicked some serious ass this time around. And the amazing part? It's coming out on DVD over here next month. One nice thing about this series is that the world still feels open. I'd actually be really curious to read a prequel to the whole thing. To find out just how things got to the point they were at when the series started. There was a lot we weren't told about that, which is fine, but I have a feeling it could make an interesting series or movie.

Posted by snooze at October 8, 2003 03:13 AM


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