Forum - View topic
REVIEW: Black Fox




Note: this is the discussion thread for this article

Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
MarshalBanana



Joined: 31 Aug 2014
Posts: 3514
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:09 pm Reply with quote
I've been looking forward to this ever since it was announced, glad to hear CG is minimal. Soooo where do you watch it, was it in cinema?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
BWprowl



Joined: 31 Dec 2014
Posts: 7
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:28 pm Reply with quote
MarshalBanana wrote:
Soooo where do you watch it, was it in cinema?

Crunchyroll Expo had a couple 'World Premiere' showings over the weekend. It opens in theaters in Japan next month. Word also is that Crunchy will stream it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kotomikun



Joined: 06 May 2013
Posts: 695
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:34 pm Reply with quote
Quote:
There is a major spoiler regarding one character that comes out by the end of the movie, but it's blatantly telegraphed about halfway through.

I guess one man's blatantly-telegraphed is another man's perfectly reasonable clue. It was pretty far away from the associated Chekov's Gun, so it didn't feel like a dead giveaway to me. Was sort of funny how you could see which people at the screening had figured it out.

It was much better than I expected from the pretty standard premise of "Batgirl Begins: The Anime"; execution really is everything, it seems. The bad guys are as cartoonishly evil as they come, but the heroes are too lovable and badass for that to really matter. I just hope this gets a continuation, because the whole movie was practically an extended pilot episode.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Treeborn



Joined: 30 Mar 2013
Posts: 661
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:23 pm Reply with quote
I really enjoyed this movie. As stated in the review, the story structure is extremely formulaic and at times messy (like the part where Mias identity was immediately revealed), but I found that the bits of comedy sprinkled throughout helped it stay pleasant. I was falling asleep in the beginning, but it was around the point where the moe character came in that the movie really kicked off and didn't stop. The three main characters were all likeable, a huge bonus from me because I find many series have a difficult time creating a likable protagonist (again IMO).

As far as the twist goes, I thought it was handled well. The blatant reveal got a lot of "Oh daaamn" and "Duuuude, that's-!" from the audience around me, and the display of power and costume won the crowd even further. A very fun movie and a definite buy. Can't wait for more!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
darkchibi07



Joined: 15 Oct 2003
Posts: 5029
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:48 am Reply with quote
I wonder how much of a success Black Fox will have do to get Studio 3Hz to make a continuation of this. And will it make more movies or an actual TV series like they planned originally? And I'd imagine we won't see more of this until at least 2021 because some of major peeps who worked on Black Fox are working on A3.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address My Anime My Manga
Samiamiam



Joined: 31 Jan 2017
Posts: 174
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:44 am Reply with quote
darkchibi07 wrote:
I wonder how much of a success Black Fox will have do to get Studio 3Hz to make a continuation of this. And will it make more movies or an actual TV series like they planned originally? And I'd imagine we won't see more of this until at least 2021 because some of major peeps who worked on Black Fox are working on A3.


It would be a huge shame if there was nothing else. Not just because of interest in the franchise and characters, but also because I'm not sure how well it stands as its own thing since it was clearly meant to have more content.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
#HayamiLover



Joined: 22 Jul 2018
Posts: 536
Location: Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:39 am Reply with quote
I am wondering how similar this is to their other work, like PriPri or GGO. Keeping in mind the past inspired by the tokusatsu anime, Gridman, I have a little idea what to expect, but still.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group