Monday, December 29, 2008

Kurozuka (End): Huh?!


After finishing the last episode of Kurozuka, I am utterly completely hopelessly confused. What's worse, I was not nearly confused one episode earlier. The ending, really is open to interpretation to whatever. To me, that's crappy.

Anyhow, put away that stranger than bizarre ending, depending on what you're looking for, you may still be satisfied with it. Kurozuka has one of those unusually strange combination: it's a slow paced action anime. Those two (slow pace and action) don't usually go together because they're at the opposite end of the spectrum. What Kurozuka did, is speeding up the pace when action scenes occur, and roll everything almost to a slow motion once it's out of the action scenes. It's a very bizarre combination. Somehow it's strangely attractive. So attractive that I managed to follow it to the end when I initally thought it'll last no more than two episodes for me. This, definitely earns the

Weirdest Anime of 2008

award.

Final scoreboard (out of 5):

Drama: 3.75 (It's kind of there...)
Comedy: N/A
Action: 4.75 (That's what it's all about)
Art/Animation: 4 (Bit strange)
Sound/Music: 4 (Interesting)
Character: 3.5 (Little dull, not enough depth)
Plot: 3.75 (It's kind of there...)
Ending: 2 (I think it's worse than not having one...)

Re-watch value: 2 (I don't think you'll get much more by watching again...)

Overall (not average): 3.8 ~ Good action, bad ending

Recommendation: I can't say I would recommend this anime, mostly because of the overall weirdness and the WTF in the ending. But, if you just want to see some blood and body parts flying, then look no further, this is the one for you.

1 comment:

Sujini said...

There was a little bit of comedy there :D

Like when Kuon comments on Kazuka's commentary of his favorite show and lists everyone in it with a straight face :P

Err...The manga should have more depth, plot, drama, and ending though O: