RDrake’s anime roamings

Blue Sub 6 Review
July 27, 2006, 2:28 pm
Filed under: Anime, Reviews

Basically, it’s a post-apocalyptical movie, with most of the earth flooded from the melting of the polar ice caps. The sudden increase of water has forced the remainding survivors to turn to the seas, leaving on what ever land is land, and with a focus on aquatic transport. A rogue scientist creates a race that is fully capable of living underwater, and reneges on humanity, and soon a war between the two races is started.

In many ways, quite alot like Vandread, maybe with the criticism recieved from Hellsing, they tried to rego firmer ground. The exploration of rascism is very strong, especially for a movie, without the same amount of space as an anime series has. Character exploration, not so deep perhars, but that’s forgivable.

Graphics are good too, and like Vandread, original and and stunningly perfect blend of CGI and handrawn art. The focus, perhaps were on the underwater environments, and there was no mistake in that. From the undersea human megafortresses to the battles between submarines and genetically engineered whales, all are CGI artwork that are a class of their own. I believe even the water itself was fully CGI, unlike Vandread, which had a background of space that was just a dull black.

Sorry to say, but I don’t quite remember the music; I watched it at a time when it wsn’t so important to me, and I wasn’t supposed to be awake, (thus low volume.)
Also that I watched the sub, and that whether there is a dub available I’m not so sure.

Well, that’s about it. It’s a great ride, and good on your time, since it’s just a movie. Greatest point would, like many GONZO productions be it’s superior graphics and storyline.


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