Kara no Kyokai: SHE’S DEAD, SHE’S DEAD, ISN’T IT WONDERFUL
So I heard. Either Bandai Visual dug their own grave with Odex-level haughtiness and stupidity (obviously), or Ryogi Shiki had something to do with it (colorful lines of death woo).
Speaking of Ryogi, I caught the first Kara no Kyokai animated short movie. Best TYPE-MOON adaptation I’ve seen in a while.
There is no Tsukihime animé (that other one does not count) and the Fate/stay Night adaptation was watchable at best.
Kara no Kyokai is hauntingly BEAUTIFUL. It’s not very apparent, but you notice it after a while.
I dunno what makes it so, but it does seem to be the combination of many elements.
The first thing that hit me was that the animation felt cheap. Unlike UFOTable’s other animated works where the animation was extremely fluid and dynamic, KnK started off rather cheaply, I felt. If it wasn’t action-heavy the animation was rather stiff and jerky at times, especially Ryogi’s strawberry ice cream scene. I wonder if it was a stylistic decision or was it a budget decision…
Seen here: EPIC lines of death on Tohno Shiki-unkillable creatures. Note the pretty colors. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME KIDS.
Anyway the visuals were top-notch when it counted [read: THE FIGHTAN SCENE] and that’s consolation enough for me. Also 1 second of colorful lines of death from Shiki’s POV. No black-and-white crap here. This is the TECHNICOLOR(TM) version. Shiki has epic hax.
The melodies are hauntingly beautiful. This is epic-level brick-shitting music. It’s power levels are definitely over 9000. I really wanna get the OST so bad.
The voice acting:
I was pleasantly surprised when I heard Ryogi’s voice. I thought “Interesting voice. Though I’d never cast someone with such a deep voice.” Then I realized that Ryogi had more than one personality an epic spoiler. And all was well.
Oh. My. Word. The whole thing was an animated reproduction of the novel. Blow by blow. Bricks were shat. man. Bricks were shat. Enough to make a mansion even.
I think most TYPE-MOON fans (you’re looking at one here) deserve a good adaptation. their prayers have been answered.
Can’t wait for the next one. It promises to be the best thing I have watched since Overman King Gainer.
PS: Ryogi is moé (SO TSUNDERE). Also some of us would kill to be the ice-cream (No Mikiya you are the strawberry Haagen Daaz. And Mikiya was eaten by Ryogi.).
PPS: No strawberry ice-cream was harmed in the making of this post. Sherbets, on the other hand…
PPPS: This post has not been endorsed by Haagen Daaz, ufotable, TYPE-MOON, or Volvic. Quote at your own peril. And hire your own lawyer.
This is a prime example of a ranged grapple attack. DC20.
PPPPS: Ryogi loev Mikiya. This is troo. Also Ryogi has gone beyond plot armor. Epic-level hax AND a ranged grapple attack? Somebody call the DEM police. Ryogi’s hax is clearly over 9000. And needs moar Fujinon. Fujinon is moé.