Back to Anime (Was Re: [thechat] [OT] IM Question)

Ben Dyer bendyer at
Fri Jul 25 09:45:24 CDT 2003

I'm not even sure for me that was it.  I've been watching Cyborg 009 
and Kikaider, both of which are new shows based on old manga by Shotaro 
Ishinomori.  The character designs there are slightly more advanced 
than Osamu Tezuka's character designs, but still pretty simplistic.

For me, I think, the story just didn't flow right.  Maybe it was the 
dubbing on that title, I dunno.  Something about the story didn't feel 
right to me.

One of these days, I need to rewatch it to try and figure this one out.


On Friday, Jul 25, 2003, at 08:14 US/Central, Alan McCoy wrote:
> I know what you mean. For me, the thing that I found somewhat out of
> place was the animation style for that film. Don't get me wrong, I love
> anime, but I felt that the character style used in Metropolis (the "big
> innocent eyes style", for lack of the correct term) was just not right
> for that film. It made them all look like little children. Beautiful
> animation, but it was like watching a Precious Moments video.

Radical Bender

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