Change Your Image
Upload An Image
Crop And Save
This is a signature isn't it? I SIGN!!!
A solid show, and (from my perspective) a great introduction to anime.
So I had a nice long review written out... naturally that meant I would accidentally close my browser. I even knew this was going to happen too, yet, fool that I am, I continued anyway. I feel like shouting (in Japanese), "Howl, Zabimaru!" or "teh-meh!!" (or however you spell that) as I smash the computer, but I won't. If you don't know what I'm talking about, go watch Bleach and learn.
I guess to sum up what I had before: This is a very versatile anime that will make you both laugh and cry. The character design, music, and animation are excellent. Give the fillers a chance, I liked them a lot. The only consistently bad/annoying thing about the show is the occasional overly drawn-out fight.
I'll edit this when I feel like doing a more detailed review.
A very underrated movie. Spoilers ahead.
I've seen this a grand total of twice, but I've enjoyed it both times. I didn't grow up with the first Pocahontas movie, so I wasn't heartbroken when Pocahontas and John Smith didn't end up together in this one. Actually, the romance was probably one of my least favorite aspects of that movie. I realize why now: It's Romeo and Juliet (and we all know how that relationship worked out); I've never particularly cared for that story either--though it's been a while since I've read it.
Hence, with this movie, I'm glad they kind of continued down that path, in that Pocahontas is able to move on after she thinks he's dead--as well as recognize and be honest with both how she's changed, and about what she really wants.
And this is what nobody seems to notice (from what I've read so far): In the end, Pocahontas didn't choose John Rolfe. She chose her people, and her home. Yet she also loved him, and she probably loved John Smith too. Both Johns got what they wanted, Smith wanted to have his own ship and explore the world, and Rolfe wanted to become an adviser to the King (or something like that). But when it was clear Pocahontas didn't want to sail the world, Smith didn't want to give up that dream for her (and that's fine), and he didn't want her to feel obligated to give up hers either; so he let her go. He too had moved on. It was a very mature thing to do (even, dare I say, loving). Rolfe, on the other hand, ultimately decided that he valued Pocahontas more than his position, so he gave it up willingly to be with her.
Anyway, I liked the other aspects of this movie too. Of course, the music/songs and animation aren't as good as the first, but given the time and budget constrains--and the fact that this was a different, smaller animation studio--I think they did rather well. This gets a solid 8 stars from me.