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JDuks



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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 5:32 pm Reply with quote
That's nice. Now where's my second movie?
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 5:37 pm Reply with quote
Though I was a little apprehensive about the manga version of the story, especially with the character designs that were chosen for the main characters, and also the changes resulting from the subject matter, I've come to accept it and like it for what it is. It's not too far off the story of the novels. At least now I know there's a total of six volumes to the manga, so I only have two more to buy when they come out. Still looking forward to movies Two and Three when Sentai releases them in N.A.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:07 pm Reply with quote
The manga is certainly a different experience from both the novel and the animated movie(s).

Like GhostShell, I originally found it difficult to get into Oima Yoshitoki's adaptation, but really started to enjoy it around the second volume. It is definitely different, and I'm not terribly crazy about some of the character designs, but it is a really fun treat for fans of Mardock Scramble.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:13 pm Reply with quote
OniTasku wrote:
The manga is certainly a different experience from both the novel and the animated movie(s).

Like GhostShell, I originally found it difficult to get into Oima Yoshitoki's adaptation, but really started to enjoy it around the second volume. It is definitely different, and I'm not terribly crazy about some of the character designs, but it is a really fun treat for fans of Mardock Scramble.


Glad I'm not the only one who felt that way. Interestingly, I preferred the look and feel of the sample pages Oima Yoshitoki did in 2008 that were included at the back of Volume One of the manga. Balot looked closer to her age (15) in that sample and the tone was a little darker. The final Balot design looks a little too young in the manga. I agree, though, that after reading Volume Two, I began to enjoy it more.

Of the movie version of The First Compression, I felt it could have been longer and I definitely preferred the director's cut version. It was closer to the book. Certainly the scenes involving the Bandersnatch Gang could have been lengthened. I thought the battle scenes involving them were glossed over and ended far too quickly.
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The Nagabuchi



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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 11:21 pm Reply with quote
The second movie had even less action than the first, although it did have freaking FLYING SHARKS OF DOOM which has to count for something. Smile
Am looking forward to the final part of the trilogy when it drops later this year.
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