Sunday, August 14, 2011

[New][Movie] Towa no Quon 1: Utakata no Kaben

It seems that recent success of short movie series such as Kara no Kyoukai and Broken Blade has prompted production studios to invest more in series with this format. Towa no Quon is a such attempt made by studio Bones, the studio responsible for great series such as Darker than Black, Fullmetal Alchemist, and most recently, GOSICK. So naturally, when I saw the Bones branding during the opening credit, I automatically set the bar high. However, higher expectation often brings bigger disappointments...

The story is about a group of people that has supernatural abilities trying to rescues other newly awaken ones from government's prosecution (we've only seen this topic done like a thousand times...). Despite being 40 minutes long, there aren't really much real plot. Most time were spent on transitioning from one fight to the other. And because it's only a half-length movie, there were really no time to explain what's actually going on aside from identifying who's the good guy and who's the bad guy. The action scenes were mediocre, but due to the lack of in depth explanation, the transformation scenes just didn't make sense at all.

Overall, it felt more like an episode of TV series rather than a theatrical release. At this point, I would recommend to hold off on watching this until later installments come out.

1 comment:

Micky said...

While I cannot fault bones ever because they made my favorite anime of all time (Eureka Seven), I can say this: Their movies are hit and miss.

Great review as usual. Keep up the good work! :D