Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Gunslinger Girl ~ Il Teatrino: (Ended) Gotten Better

Later episodes of the series had gotten a lot better than the earlier ones. They don't look like a low budget B-movie like they did. Obviously, they have the ability to make it semi decent, I wonder why didn't they do it to begin with.

However, the first series just left too much of a good impression for me that I still couldn't get around to start liking the different art style in the second series. The look of everybody is just...not right: I can't quite tell what, it's just not right.

The story itself, seemed to focused not only in the main plot development, but also in developing the personality trait for each girl: Rico is the sensless; Triela is the stubborn; Angelica is the whiny; Henrietta is the emotional; and Claes is the useless.

Final Scoreboard (of 5):

Drama: 3.75 (Acceptable, I guess)
Comedy: N/A
Action: 1 / 3.5 (Earlier episodes are just plain cheesy in actions, later ones had gotten better)
Art/Animation: 2.75 (Sucks compare to the original)
Sound/Music: 3 (Acceptable)
Character: 3 (At least they declared each girl's personality trait)
Plot: 3 (I think it's somewhat cheesy and stupid)
Ending: 3.5 (Good enough, I guess)
Re-watch value: 1 (No, not gonna see it again)

Overall: 3.5 ~ I wish they had let the studio who made the original series make this one

Recommendation: On one hand, I really don't want to recommend it to anybody, especially for those who liked the original series. On the other hand, it does serve as an extension to the original series (especially most of the plot in this series followed the book which it's adapted from), and it's nice to see it.

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