Anime Sunday: In/Spectre Episode 01 Impressions

This week for Anime Sunday I’m back with another Spring 2020 series. It’s my In/Spectre Episode 01 Impressions!

Plot: This is a pretty typical Urban Fantasy series, with the usual intrigue and mystery tied into mythology, though unlike the Dresden Files or Demon Accords this one is all about Japanese Mythology. It’s pretty good, although I don’t like the body horror that takes place, so while I have somewhat positive memories of the Manga that I read years ago, I didn’t watch any more than the first episode.

Characters: Kotoko and Kuro are our two main characters, and they are fairly interesting, with Kotoko being the one in the know and the generally kick ass and take names partner of the two of them. That isn’t to say Kuro is a weakling, far from it. The rest of the cast in this episode is okay, but frankly Kotoko is my favorite character.

Art: The studio who does In/Spectre is Brain’s Base and it’s pretty well done, although it’s not close to reaching my gold standard of ufotable.

Music: It fits the series, nothing more need be said.

Overall: A good Urban Fantasy series, but a bit too much body horror for my personal liking. If that doesn’t freak you out, you might enjoy In/Spectre.

For those who like: Urban Fantasy, Drama, Action, Interesting Plot, Good Cast of Characters, Decent Artwork.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

Movie Monday: Life of Pi

This week for Movie Monday I’m covering a more recent movie I found to be quite interesting. It’s Life of Pi!

Plot: The plot is very interesting and while it’s nothing completely fantastical I still enjoyed it quite a bit. It’s an interesting take on the shipwreck survivor “genre”.

Casting: Pi and Richard Parker are the two main stars, and I enjoyed them quite a bit. Suraj Sharma does an excellent job at portraying Pi.

Cinematography: The special effects of this were quite excellent with Richard Parker being almost completely computer generated in most of the scenes.

Overall: A fun movie, that makes you question what belief is.

For those who like: Adventure, Fiction, Thought Provoking Stories, Great Story, Fantastic Casting, Excellent Special Effects.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.