Aw dang I reviewed the Nightow-Matsumoto monster mash. My ultimate feelings on the show are kinda negative, but that’s mainly the result of potentially overly high expectations. Matsumoto’s a genius, basically, and so I expect her works to be masterpieces. Instead we got a very aesthetically compelling series of adventure vignettes with some crappy humor that somewhat falls apart in its second half. Certainly not a bad thing, better than most shows you see, but basically nothing I’d place next to Kyousogiga. But it’s unfair to judge every show next to its creator’s first masterpiece, and so I’m hoping that going forward, I’ll be able to temper my expectations a bit and just accept that even the best directors don’t always make the best works.
You can check out my full review over at ANN, which is definitely more positive than this little blurb. Or you can check out my brief notes for the finale below!
As always, the show looks gorgeous, from its composition to its designs to its direction. Clever, purposeful shot transitions, beautiful shots of the city, lovely colors. A great mix of diverse variables. A clearly confident hand
These early sequences in almost full grayscale except for the eyes. Because of course eyes are key in this show, as a narrative tool and form of identity
Mary (White) is a “living” part of the barrier, and has now been killed
Pretty slow buildup across this first quarter
We’re actually getting the fight scenes from the OP, lol
Everyone helping Leo get to the end
“What you call normal, the rest of the world would call courageous and high-minded” aw
I really like how Black has a bunch of White’s expressions
The story’s getting pretty damn muddled here
“Taking a step toward the light”
“First thing we have to do is save the world”
Well that sure was aimless and disjointed and cliche and unsatisfying. Fuck