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Old 08-02-04, 10:59 AM
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Jin-Roh

Who has seen this anime feature?

It's hard to find, and pretty much impossible to rent (around here). I'm wondering if those who've seen it can give me an idea of whether or not it's a good blind buy. Akira is by far my favorite anime movie - I also enjoyed Ghost in the Shell, Ninja Scroll, Perfect Blue. I've seen a lot of anime, but I figured I'd give you all three movies from completely different genres to let you know what I enjoy: a good story.
Old 08-02-04, 11:10 AM
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It's an okay film but not great. The story is fascinating but near the end gets a little self indulgent and ambiguius, (typical of the genre IMO). Animation is highly stylish and unfortunately overshadows a story that could have been a lot more in depth.
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I have it, and it's been a while since I watched it, but I do remember liking it a lot. I don't really think it's a lot like the four you mentioned though.

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I thought it was terrific. It has a truly involving story and a great twist ending.
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It's been a long time since I saw it, but I was very unimpressed. The animation was good, but the story itself was slow moving and kind of boring. I really can't remember many details though.
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I blind bought it and regretted it.
But i see you like Akira,so you obviously have different tastes than i do because i really cant stand Akira.
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Originally posted by Giles
It's an okay film but not great. The story is fascinating but near the end gets a little self indulgent and ambiguius, (typical of the genre IMO). Animation is highly stylish and unfortunately overshadows a story that could have been a lot more in depth.
I agree... I thought it was a little better than okay...
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I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't reommend a blind buy.
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Definitely not a blind buy. I thought it was a well done movie, but plodded along at times with a very quiet protagonist.
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I loved it. Don't go in expecting anything similar to Ghost in the Shell, though. Jin-Roh is a quiet character study and a very good one at that.
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Originally posted by Ralph Wiggum
I loved it. Don't go in expecting anything similar to Ghost in the Shell, though. Jin-Roh is a quiet character study and a very good one at that.
Exactly, don't go in expecting a typical Anime actionfest. The tone is more similar to something like Grave of the Fireflies: contemplative and sad.
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It was pretty good, just not what I was expecting. I'm not so sure about recommending a blind buy either.

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