So hari ni aku nak try tulis review. First thing first:
Disclaimer: I'm not imposing my view on you. I'm merely sharing what I think about it. You can disagree with me. You can even rage quite reading this entry in the middle of it.
Anime ni sebenarnya dulu aku pernah try tengok sikit. Tapi sebab aku sedikit squirmish about graphic content at that time, I tried to stay away from the series. Serius, graphic content dia memang agak mengejutkan. First few minutes into the anime you are served with nudity and decapitation.
Itu kepala ok.. Dia bikin tanglung pulak aduhai..
Ah.. how glorious..
Oh and.. Nudity is actually the least of your concern so don't worry much. Unless you're those kinda people that got turned on by animated boobies. Well then I should recommend you to direct your lust to hentai. Bahah. Oh and no dicks.. so not hardcore I guess? Bahahaha.. A lot of nipple action though.
Anyway, back to Elfen Lied.
Elfen Lied focuses on a new type of homo sapien that have invisible hands a.k.a vector. These pink haired mutant with protruding horns are almost all, female. They were depicted as merciless monsters who have a knack for detaching limbs and blood fest. Oh the gore is excellent in this one.. Spanning 13 episodes, the anime deals a lot with social alienation, vengeance, psychopathy and humanity as a whole. It's a very adult anime, much like Monster (one of my favs!!!)
Released back in 2005, the style of the animation is a bit outdated..a bit? Don't kill me. If you like that kind of animation style, you might want to check this one out. And I like the score for this anime. The music box theme really drown you in feels.. Aku nih lagi emosi tau (baca dalam lenggok bahasa Indo untuk kesan emosi maksima). Lagu tema cerita ni dalam bahasa latin kot..agaknya la..Aku ingat bahasa Jerman macam titlenya tapi tak..
Dari segi writing of the story, I must say that it has a good build up. Agak lambat bagi aku tapi sangat berkesan untuk tunjuk character growth. Apa yang aku kurang gemar adalah editing. Scene cut dia kadang-kadang memotong stim kau. Pastu dia punya flashback agak meleret. Flashback kalau dah start meleret dan repetitive memang boleh menyebabkan kebosanan maksima, so aku bagi minus point dalam kes ni. Aku dengar manga Elfen Lied jauh lagi bagus dari segi build up story but that's always the case with adaptation.
Now to the important question, is it good? To me it is. I finished the anime in one seating. The story will keep you invested till the last scene. I hate the lengthy flashback and some underdeveloped characters like Chief Kurama and Prof. Kakuzawa.. Those characters have a lot to offer. Seriously people. I want to know the deal with Kakuzawa fucked up lineage. The anime is unique and to me, that's a sign of a good anime. If you're into adult themed anime, do check it out.
Here's my fan art for the well deserved production.
Who can name where this memes came from? Ahaha..
Before I end this entry, I want to ask you guys, what do you think about mature content in anime? A yay? A nay?
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