This is the official discussion thread for the twelfth and final episode of the 2016 TV series. Post your thoughts, impressions and reviews as you see fit.
Mangetsu said:This last episode was a prime example of these flaws. The music that started during Griffith's incarnation, it simply was horseshit.
The placement of music has been pretty awful this series, one of the bigger examples is last episode when Guts is handing ever one the sticks and suddenly HAI-YO!!!!!Salem said:This.
That scene was actually starting to excite me and then the reversal with that terrible shred on the guitar. Wtf, why would you?... Absolute crap letdown mental state would stay with me past it's conclusion.
The series thus far feels like the people in charge know the source material, yet secretly hate it.
Hell, the fucking ps2 cinematic looked better than how they presented his revival. And i'm still trying to finish it so i know.Walter said:
i dont even know what to say.Walter said:
Especially get rid of the producer. Get someone with real experience for action and emotion. Not just cute stupid comedy.ApostleBob said:Such a let down.
After a few promising and halfway decent episodes, this is the finale? Garbage animation of the ooze burning up, the tower falling, and Zodd looking like a last minute afterthought.
The music was incredibly inappropriate, and felt like a 13 year old choose it to be 'hard core man.' Completely ruined several scenes. And the emphasis on Nina... why cut so many other things and yet stay brutally true to this part of the story. Nina works in the manga, but in a cinamatic medium, she drags the thing down pacing wise. It's super redundant. We get it, she's weak like we'd all be, we don't need half the episode made up of it.
And BTW how is any new viewer, or even a familiar anime viewer going to understand what the hell is happening half the time? Who is this weird looking baby? Why is Zodd missing a horn? Where is the Beherit coming from? How does Guts seemingly survive mortal injuries (elf dust is barely touched on here). These are things are complete mysteries to a non manga reader. Even someone who saw both the old anime and the movies would be in the dark. That's a pretty big fail.
And to top it all off, it looked pretty damn ugly.
Hire a new studio for the next season guys if you insist on another run of this.
The season gets a 'D-' from me overall. Some occasional episodes and moments that resonated with me well, but overshadowed by lazy art and animation, poor pacing and editing, and a tone deaf score. It makes the Golden Age Trilogy look brilliant by comparison, and I had a lot of issues with that as well.
Sarcamos12 said:So Griffith was spared a cg model, also Zodd looked terrible.
And amateur direction, and amateur sound design, and amateur voice acting, and amateur cinematography, and...what wasn't amateur hackwork here?Walter said:
they mixed some guitar with the blood and guts track, which is not a bad track, just shouldn't have been used in this scene. the one i hate the most is the music that plays when the bakiraka shows up, specifically that screech (violin?) sound, shit sounds horrible.Cyrus Jong said:Metal. Guitar. Riffs. During Griffith's reappearance. Metal fucking guitar riffs. I hated those. I hated those every time I heard them.
a lot of people on reddit are legit excited for the next season...just......why??Cyrus Jong said:I'm insulted that there are viewers who think this is acceptable to watch.
Cyrus Jong said:I was planning on saying that the best thing about this series is that it was finally over. But even that won't be happening.