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Stark700



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:30 pm Reply with quote
Episode 13 (series' finale):

So we get to see Mitty and Nanachi's story including when she used to be human. It's told from Nanachi's point of view to Reg.

This series' finale shows a darker side of experiments and how Mitty turned into a Narehate. I actually think it was pretty thought provoking as it details how grim this anime can get. Pretty thrilling finale with the emotions. The part with Mitty's transformation really took my breath awhile with the horror.

Thought this finale was unique with the amount of narratives even compared to the other epiosdes. Not to mention, it has a longer length than some of the other episodes. Nanachi's tears and emotions made me tear up a little inside. Glad to see Riko waking up and spending more time with Reg.

Rating this as excellent. Such an emotional and thrilling journey.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:17 am Reply with quote
And the series ends out it started; amazingly.
I am going to straight up and say it that the finale had my tears flowing. I was kind of thinking that Nanachi was hinted too strongly for such a little time in the series, but she is a simply amazing character, and the understanding of her we got here was enough to cap the series off in a perfect way. Getting to know who Nanachi was a person, socially introverted even as a human, and despite her circumstances never resorted to stealing, she made quite the bond with Mitty. And was so heartbreaking as she saw what happened to her best friend, that she could not even put her out of that misery. Everything about how Nanachi tried her best to make Mitty comfortable, and try to act in a way that could keep some of Mitty's dignity, but also accepted that it would ultimately be a lost cause and the only way was for her to be put to rest. The execution scene itself was just top notch, that she was sending Mitty off with the collection of plushies she made for her, with a beautiful ring of flowers, that right before it was supposed to be done she broke down crying and consoled her, before giving the last order. That everything of Nanachi's non-human appearance and introverted behaviour did not change that she is absolutely gooey on the inside.

Okay, time to stop crying. To repeat, it ended very strongly, and it started very strongly, but had some problems in the middle. Not like saying all of the middle is the problem, it also had Ozen, who was like my waifu of the season. It just largely felt like build up for something we kept being told we could not have yet, up till that spike thing. But also the very beginning was certainly the best of the season, making me think to compare it for the entire year. All of the incredibly strong parts mixed with a few lagging parts, with generally great production value makes me go for an Excellent (9/10) rating. This was a don't miss of this season, and probably the year.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:05 am Reply with quote
I have now watched 673 TV anime titles to completion. Out of those, I have rated 7 as Masterpieces. Made in Abyss is one of those seven joining Azumanga Daioh, Bakamonogatari, Barakamon, Gunslinger Girl, Paranoia Agent and Welcome to the NHK. I haven't rated an TV anime show a Masterpiece since Barakamon which ended in September, 2014.

There was no aspect of this show that wasn'tn topnotch, imo: visuals, music, acting, writing, directing... I haven't had my emotions so expertly evoked in ages. My only complaint about the show is that it is over (hopefully just for now).

Nanachi and Mitty's story was heartbreaking of course. My tears were flowing freely. I'm still kind of reeling because I just finished the show. Maybe I'll come back later and say more, or maybe not. In any case, this is easily the show of the year for me, a designation that I expect to survive the current crop of upcoming shows.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:11 am Reply with quote
Blood- wrote:


There was no aspect of this show that wasn'tn topnotch, imo: visuals, music, acting, writing, directing... I haven't had my emotions so expertly evoked in ages. My only complaint about the show is that it is over (hopefully just for now).


I would highly recommend reading the manga, if it were not for the oh so slow pace that its chapters are released.

Only four chapters so far this year,le sigh

A second season would tell the first "hold my beer".
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:03 am Reply with quote
Oh, I'll definitely be getting the manga as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:09 pm Reply with quote
I just binged the show and it was extremely good... for the last 4 episodes. The first 9 episodes were good, but I felt like Made in Abyss only showed what it truly is capable of in episode 10. Man, episode 10, that was harsh. Riko's very brutal suffering, Reg's helplessness and the creepy but really cool soundtrack made that scene the most memorable (and the best) scene in anime for me in 2017 at least. In fact I don't remember the last time I've been shocked by a scene in anime quite like this. I don't think there's ever been a case where I've wanted to rewatch a scene but also kinda not want to rewatch it because of how gruesome it is... Awesome.

It's a shame that the show was only 1 cour. Nanachi, who quickly became my favourite character, was introduced so late in the show. Just as the show becomes really, really interesting it's almost already over. Dammit.
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