martedì 19 agosto 2014

Decreasing backlog's length... not an easy task at all.
In these last couple weeks I indeed watched some stuff. Too bad for every good show I complete there's another one I come to know of.
For that (and others) reason(s), for the moment I'll avoid writing a post for every single show / game, and instead I'll briefly talk about a few of them at a time. This way I can also avoid the problem of not knowing what to write. Let's start right away:

Shinsekai Yori (From the New World)
I've heard many good things about this. In fact, all the people who knew it and suggested it to me, had nothing but praises.
That means I had high expectations.
That means the show had to be really good to not let me down.
Alas, that was not the case. To be honest I don't get it myself: the show has a nice setting, lots of plot-twists, dark and creepy atmosphere... All things that usually excite me. But when it came down to da feelings, it didn't really tell me much. This is especially true for the first part, while I found that the more I got near the ending, the more easily I could watch more than an episode at a time.
About the OST, I have to say that even if it's composed by 3 CDs, the very good / excellent tracks were not that many. There are definitely a lot of creepy tracks though so keep this in mind if you're a fan of those.

Kotonoha no Niwa (The Garden of Words)
This is some really good stuff. It's Makoto Shikai's work after all. If you don't know what this means, either go throw yourself down a well or immediately download Byousoku 5 cm and this, I'll sum it up for you: 1) Jaw-breaking visuals, 2) Feelings, and 3) OST that is not only very good but perfectly fits the show.
Actually, now that I write about it I find that this movie is the opposite of Shinsekai Yori for more than one reason: after all this one is all about da feelings, and while the soundtrack is only made by 7 tracks (not considering the single that comes with it), a few of which are shorter than 1 minute, pretty much all of them are way above-average.
Oh, and to show you that the visuals really are stunning, I'll post a few links to random screenshots: (<-- Da water!!!)
Anyway, I suggest you to grab this somewhere and watch it. It's only 45 minutes long - the only real bad thing about this movie. And if it bores you, know that you have no soul.

Gatchaman Crowds
Let us end this post with mixed feelings. After all, Gatchaman Crowds is kind of a unique title. You'll notice the art, the OST, and other things pretty soon, and you'll immediately know if GC is a show you can bear to watch. I'll warn you though: while the first half is not bad, it's in the second one the show gives its best. If you don't consider the ending, that is. The studio probably had some problems with the last couple of episodes, as the time that's spent for a flashback in ep. 11 could have been used for a much less rushed ending in ep. 12. But don't worry too much, as in the BDs (I think) it's included an ep. 13, which is like a Director's Cut version of ep. 12 that fix things.
Oh, and I can't avoid mentioning the great main character this anime has. This is probably the first time I like a female protagonist so much.

Okay, that's it. I'm actually watching another show these days - but, considering I'm enjoying it very much, I'll probably write about it soon enough.

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