Tuesday, October 11, 2005

"Sucksus Suck"

Subject: Noir
Okay, maybe I've got too much "MADLAX" on the brain. Because there really is no comparing the new Production I.G. series "Blood+" to my second-favorite show.

I mean, okay, the first couple of quick shots were rather reminiscient of the battlefield & helicopter scenes at the beginning of "MADLAX". Not nearly the same, but that was the first thing that came to mind. Then it devolved in to all kinds of bloody-slasher weirdness, which ended that bit of revierie.

Then it switched to a "normal schoolgirl doing normal Japanese stuff" mode. Which didn't quite bring me back to that state-of-mind quite yet, but it eventually did once the "normal schoolgirl" started having a bit of a flashback.

Then the kicker: at the eyecatch, there was a certain sound effect. The same damned sound effect as the "MADLAX" eyecatch!!

Okay, now it was just getting silly. This show is particularly glaring in how much it's not like "MADLAX" -- it's seriously lacking in a lot of ways with respect to animation, design, character, and, well, personality. Just another dull moving-manga. Okay, it's better than some, and the story itself seems to have some redeeming qualities so far, but there's nothing really there to make it worth my while.

So why the heck did I keep thinking "MADLAX" through the whole thing? Feh.

Oh, and the title for the next episode shown in the preview: "Magic Words". Thus inspiring the title for this post. "Sucksus Suck". *sigh*


Anonymous said...

OMG!!! LOL I was thinking on getting this, but now I'll have to check this for sure just so I can make fun of it!!! :p

*** MartAnimE

Fellini 8.5 said...

Oh, and did I mention that said "normal Japanese girl" oh-so-coincidentally has no memory of her past??