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Arzak Rhapsody 

Arzak Rhapsody is based on comics by artist/author Jean 'Moebius' Giraud. This compilation of 14 short stories follow the adventures of Arzach, a silent warrior who rides a pterodactyl-like creature through strange, desolate landscapes.
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Michel Bonnet Michel Bonnet ...  Delano 3 episodes, 2003
Jean-Claude Bouillaud Jean-Claude Bouillaud 3 episodes, 2003
Laurent David Laurent David ...  Le Souricier, Le Petit robot 3 episodes, 2003
Raoul Delfosse Raoul Delfosse ...  King 3 episodes, 2003
Jean Dell Jean Dell ...  Les Licornes 3 episodes, 2003
Bruno Devoldère Bruno Devoldère ...  Arzak 3 episodes, 2003
Jean Giraud 3 episodes, 2003
Nausicaa Giraud Nausicaa Giraud 3 episodes, 2003
Catherine Lachens 3 episodes, 2003
Roger Lumont Roger Lumont ...  Baluga / ... 3 episodes, 2003
Henri Poirier Henri Poirier 3 episodes, 2003
Evelyne Séléna Evelyne Séléna 3 episodes, 2003
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Arzak Rhapsody is based on comics by artist/author Jean 'Moebius' Giraud. This compilation of 14 short stories follow the adventures of Arzach, a silent warrior who rides a pterodactyl-like creature through strange, desolate landscapes.

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France

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French

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27 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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FRF 3,500,000 (estimated)
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(14 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Less than an hour long, badly executed, animated Moebius
24 February 2007 | by standardbearerSee all my reviews

"Arzak Rhapsody" was based on the famous comic book hero by Moebius, called 'Arzak'. This miniseries's been directed by the artist too, so i had quite high expectations for this title. Wrong. I shouldn't had.

First of all, the original Arzak comics were 'silent'. no dialogue, no caption boxes, no nothing. On the other hand, the animated version has some quite annoying dubbing voices, whom just don't stop talking. Most stories would be totally understandable without any speech, so i cant see why this was necessary (besides, i don't speak any Latin languages, so i didn't understand a word they said).

Then, the visuals. Instead of the original, crystal-clean lines and smooth colors -both are Moebius's trademarks-, you'll see some badly vectorized, rough mess, with quite tasteless digital colors. I looks somewhat amateurish. Strangely enough, i don't have any problems with the minimalistic animation, for I think it suits these simple little stories well. They should've used a different software for this cartoon, which could animate pixel images too. Even I know some of these programs.

Stories are fun. Surrealistic little sketches, with memorable scenery and characters. It's still Moebius, it cant be that bad.

All in all, more likely a fan art, than a well over-thought adaptation. Even the most die-hard Moebius fans could easily live without this one.


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