Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Mononoke: Creepy trip

Unusual visual effects, crazy art styles, creepy stories, put them all together, you get Mononke. The whole series is made up with segments of short mysteries. All of them involves ghosts, devil, daemons. They are all quite creepy as well. While watching it, it feels like going through a creepy acid trip. The difference each and everyone made sense after it ended.

I have to say, this is one of the most unusual anime I've ever seen. Nothing even comes near it. Therefore, I'm awarding it:

Award: Weirdest Anime...Ever


Award: Best Horror of 2007

(Actually, Ghost hunt would have beaten Mononoke in this category, but I conside Ghost Hunt 2006 anime because it started airing October 2006)

Now, let's see the score card:

(Full score is 5)

Drama: 5 (Very very interesting)
Comedy: N/A
Action: N/A
Art/Animation: 5 + 1 bonus = 6 (I award extra credit for its unusualness)
Sound/Music: 4.5 (Creepy sound effect, not much of music though)
Character: N/A (It really doesn't apply here in this anime...)
Plot: 5 (Great mysteries)
Re-watch value: 3 (After having seen the facts behind the mysteries, you really don't go back to watch the stories again, butO you can watch for creepiness sake)

Overall (not average): 4.7

Recommendation: Unless you really really really couldn't get around the crazy art style and visual effect, I highly recommend it to everybody (everybody that doesn't mind creepy stories that is).

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