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REVIEW: Blue Giant

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2023 12:37 pm Reply with quote
Each of these is a full-blown music video—complete with wonderfully surreal visuals to accompany the music.

Whelp they lost me there, I hate when show take something in real life that's really interesting, but then goes "Maaaaaaan this is so boring, we need to liven it up with crazy visual or nobody would sit trough that". Even limiting yourself to only whats strictly exist in real life, there's so many way to liven up a music experience.

It seems like just watching kids on the slope will do a better job of introducing people to jazz trough anime.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2023 4:51 am Reply with quote
I like music and hope that other mangas in this series will be animated too!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2023 11:25 am Reply with quote
Blue Giant is one of the most critically acclaimed manga of the last decade in both Japan and France and was up for a Tezuka. Part 1 isn´t quite that promised masterpiece but very good and the set in Germany sequel is even better. The second half of Vol 4 up to Vol 10 were put through a blender here and random PS2 CG shots are the cherry on top. Why did it have to be NUT and a film of all things? Every one of the currently 3 parts needs 2 cours to be done right.

Kids on the Slope is another wonky rush job adaptation with some rewrites on top but Watanabe and the audiovisual side made it watchable. NUT ain´t MAPPA, that´s for sure, despite both spawning out of Madhouse. 4 hours for 9 out of 10 volumes with no resolution is better than 2 hours for 6.5 out of 10 volumes with the 1st act missing and almost as open an ending. Going from a 10/10 to a 6/10 is still not it Mr Watanabe. A 26-ep anime would have been as good as Bebop. Better luck next decade Jazz anime and no more Madhouse splinter groups at the helm of music anime.
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