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07 July 2009 @ 08:41 pm
Yay! It's spew-my-feelings-in-a-livejournal-entry-after-finishing-an-anime time!  
Hi guys! I've JUST finished watching 'Mononoke' (not to be confused with Princess Mononoke, the Studio Ghibli movie). I'm trying to think of what to say... It certainly was unusual. Very unusual. Different to anything I've seen so far. Some of the aspects of the show were actually quite freaky and there were times I didn't, but did, want to see what happened next. The anime was unusual for many reasons:

The art style: LOVED IT. The colours, the flowing movements, the jerky mouth movements and the texture (made to look like old paper).

The set-up: the series was set into a series of arcs, most being more than one episode long. The main character, (refered to as Kusuriuri-san (meaning medicine seller)) takes a 'back-seat' if you like to the other characters, focusing on their actions and mistakes.

The length: Only twelve episodes long (excluding the three episodes of the 'Ayakashi' anime which Mononoke is a spin-off of).

The main character: Like I said, the main character is un-named. We learn nothing of his past, why he does what he does etc. etc. That's probably why I find him so different to most anime characters.

Mononoke is definately NOT an anime for everyone. If, like me, you yearn for something completely against the norm, and have an interest in Japanese legends, history, etc, you'll LOVE this (and if your a girl you'll probably love Kusuriuri-san - his character design is gorgeous!)

I really do get through a lot of anime series these days... I'll have to check my list of stuff-to-watch... Anyone got any ideas?
 
 
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