I think Shiki's brother is a completely minor character, there's just about no mention of him beyond that line. As for Keito's character design, well, what I found interesting is that I don't think it was a Type-Moon character design; considering that he's a minor character and it's a visual novel so we never saw what he looks like in the original work. So presumably it was ufotable's design. Yet Ryunnosuke is a Nasu-certified character design (presumably).
Just a thought - in Paradox Spiral, Touko gives Mikiya a pack of cigarettes made by "a Taiwanese craftsman" to keep for her before heading off to face Cornelius and Araya. Is there any explanation for who this person is or why this holds some significance to Touko?
Ooh, I'd like to know that too.
RoninAnyone know a good place where I can watch this?
"I'll show you fear, there is no hell, only darkness." My twitter
Reading the Records of Oblivion part of the novel again, I only just noticed how long it is. The movie really abridged a lot of the plot, which is kind of a pity. OTOH, Azaka was adorable when animated. Particularly the part where she used the Shiki doll for target practice.
Conceptually FrameworkedThe Records of Oblivion part is one of my favorite parts of the story, and in my opinion the adaptation didn't do it justice at all. In fact the story barely works anymore. That, plus it failed to capture certain elements of the characters and the fact that some of the more interesting plot turns didn't make it in at all.
"Nullius addictus iurare in verba magistri, quo me cumque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes."
Yeah, I mean, alien flower demon thing? What the hell? Seriously, what the hell is with the change? Rape and cannibalism is okay but prostitution (just in case) isn't?
Yeah, without those plot elements the story becomes much less engaging.
Honorary JoestardomI've been watching the movies. My thoughts as of the end of Records of Oblivion:
I loved that scene of her grumpily stabbing her pillow. That just fits her character so well.
It's good to see that you are enjoying the movies; I sure as hell did.
Honorary JoestardomAaaand I'm finished.
Likes interesting stories... No comment on the licking scene? Odd, that usually gets specific mention whenever someone's commenting on Movie 7. But yeah, Leo is a blob of coagulated nightmare fuel dipped in the fondue pot of lost souls and sprinkled with the tears of frightened children.
Honorary JoestardomThe licking was creepy, but not in the sense of "Holy shit, how's Shiki ever gonna survive this?" Outright cannibalism freaks me out a lot more, honestly. But enough of that. It's obvious to me that what Lio truly needs from life is an Epic Meal Time parody.
ZOMG TEH REI!!!!So, since I am preparing to watch the series soon, in which order should I view it? Chronologically or in the order it was released?
Proud fanboy of anime/video games/scifi. Oh and of Rei Ayanami XD
Hakunon's Strange QuestI only read the novels, but I'd read it in the order it was written, not chronological order. I think even the stuff set chronologically earlier need some of the character and plot bits from the stuff told earlier but set later to fully understand/enjoy them.
*DOINK*"Next week, we eat Akasha." I'd go with order of release, but only if you have the time to re-watch it and figure out the connections that you missed the first time. Also, because I haven't fanboy-ed my fair share in recent history... Yuki Kajiura and Kalafina ftw.
edited 31st Jul '12 5:42:27 AM by Pyrite
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By the power of Void, I necro this thread. The animation quality never stops amazining me. Does anyone know what was the budget of the films? Must have been high.
I don't know what the exact budget was but as a general rule the per-minute budget for animation goes TV Series < OA Vs < Movies. Some OA Vs fudge that a little since they are unconstrained by run-times so they occasionally sacrifice things like runtime or regular release dates to boost them into a similar level to movie quality. There are exceptions to this at every level of course.
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I see. I love this music so much.
Oh gods yes.
Mirai Fukuin trailer is out. Mana! Also damn, how I've missed Oblivious.
A question, how is "Shiki" pronounced, with the first "i" or not?
edited 10th Feb '13 6:13:39 AM by HollowHawk
O' Allah, save EgyptThe "i"s are pronounced, but more briefly than is usual in English.
Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
@ Marq FJA "The "i"s are pronounced, but more briefly than is usual in English." But is it really "Shee-kee" or "Sh-kee?"
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