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Candy Boy (2007)

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Panic in the orphanage! The children are mysteriously falling ill and Candy Boy, the most valiant of the orphans, investigates. But the arrival of a new boarder complicates our hero's inquiries.

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Cast overview:
Marie-Christine Darah ...
La mère supérieure (voice) (as Maïk Darrah)
Julien Bouanich ...
Candy Boy (voice)
Chloé Berthier ...
Soeur Prudence (voice)
Aymen Saïdi ...
Samy (voice)
Victor Carril ...
(voice)
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Panic in the orphanage! The children are mysteriously falling ill and Candy Boy, the most valiant of the orphans, investigates. But the arrival of a new boarder complicates our hero's inquiries.

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Very bland and forgettable
8 September 2014 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

While I didn't hate this short as the other reviewer, I have to agree with him about many things, specially concerning the lack of personality and convincing motivations of the main characters. And yes, he is also right about the love scene from this short being "corny to the extreme": When I saw it, my first reaction was to chuckle, since it was the kind of scene one would find in some bad fanfic written by a teenager.

The rest of "Candy Boy" isn't much better, unfortunately. The aforementioned isn't the only part of this french animation which shows a fanfiction-level writing, with the main characters being just mere cardboard stereotypes: The eponymous Candy Boy is the typical naive and innocent hero (Which won't be so bad if at least he or the rest of the cast had more discernible personalities) Samy is the typical "bad boy" of the school who is always smoking, the mother superior is strict and villainous and she looks as she was always angry...You got the idea.

In my opinion, anime aesthetic doesn't go very well with flash animation. Most of the time, the flash animations influenced by anime look cheap and poorly made, and sadly, this short isn't the exception.

While the premise is somewhat interesting, the final result leaves too much to be desired due the flat characters, bad animation and entirely unconvincing script, where the only remarkable moment is a incredibly cheesy love scene that literally came out of nowhere and feels shoehorned. This is a short which I personally won't recommend.

Also, "Candy Boy", seriously? What kind of of name is that?


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