Wednesday, January 7, 2009

[Backlog] [OVA] Munto

This OVA has been my my backlog for quite some time mostly because back then when I roughly scaned the episodes, I didn't think the art work was attractive. But in this month, a new TV series called Sora o Miageru Shōjo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai is going to start which supposed to be the alternate retelling of the part II of the Munto story. Because I prefer to watch things in the chronological order of their release date, I decide to pull it out of the my backlog queue and finish watching it before the new TV series starts.

The story, I have to say is somewhat strange. It's interesting, but strange. The pace of the story is quite slow, even though it only has two episodes running 50 minutes each. It's a story about two people from two worlds, that is separated by the wall of time, come together to save them from the ultimate destruction. Because it's an OVA, the background information is really brief. Even after finishing the whole series, there are still many unanswered questions. Some of them are quite crucial because without them, parts of the story just don't quite make sense. I can see why having a TV series is necessary to clean everything up. Let's just hope the TV series does answer those unanswered questions. I'd be pissed if the TV series is literally the retelling of Munto II without anything extra.

The concept of this story, actually reminds much of Escaflowne. It's not a complete copy, but you definitely see the resemblance.

Final Score: 80 ~ Interesting, but a bit too slow

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