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10-20-2009, 09:30 PM
It appears to be a collection of six classic Japanese short stories, each of two episodes. Probably none of which end well for the characters involved.
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10-20-2009, 09:31 PM
No Longer Human, Part 1:
- So far we have a prostitute, who is going to die. And a fake anti-society movement run by two con men, one of which is a rich boy art student about to get cut off by his wealthy father.
- And then the police raid. He runs, meets the prostitute, they have sex, they decide they both hate the world, they attempt double suicide.
- He fails, and she... well it's left a bit vague.
Hrm, I dunno. Might or might not watch more. This kind of short story structure doesn't always work for me and I wasn't really sold here. Already went and got the thread ready though, so I might as well post it for anyone else who is a bit more enthusiastic about the show and wants to discuss it. :sd:
I'll probably come back and finish at least this story, but it won't be a priority.
10-21-2009, 12:10 AM
No Longer Human, Part 1:
This is a really famous novel (not actually a short story, which is why it's getting four episodes, I guess) so I wound up watching mostly because I was curious what the book was about.
I wound up being pretty stunned; obviously, the anthology format means the quality may vary a bit over the course of the series, but I'd say it's the best thing Madhouse has done since Moryo no Hako, which means about as many people will watch it.
10-21-2009, 04:49 PM
I liked it. I've also not read this novel, but I do like a lot of Japanese literature in general from this period, so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm mostly excited about them doing Kokoro later on.
10-21-2009, 07:30 PM
but I'd say it's the best thing Madhouse has done since Moryo no Hako, which means about as many people will watch it.
I felt Mouryou vibes as well from the designs and setting and all, so I sort of hoped this would partly make up for sadly never being able to finish that one. Wasn't feeling this at all though, unfortunately.
12-09-2009, 02:15 PM
No-one watching this any more?
I think it's been fantastically entertaining in its own right, regardless of some people's opinion of how they've treated the individual titles.
Given the limitations imposed by the ambition of the series, I can't complain at how they've focused on making it a "fun" series to watch, whilst trying to capture some aspects of the original works.
12-09-2009, 03:24 PM
I'm considering going back and watching Kokoro, since I've actually read that book.
12-09-2009, 04:18 PM
It's worth doing, they take a very different decision to the way they adapted Ningen Shikkaku (ie. just adapting one bit of the book in a stylized manner, rather than trying to touch on as much as possible), but I really enjoyed the arc still.
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