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[Shangri-la ] >>>Insert cheap jokes about “An Inconvenient Truth”

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shangri-la

Is it bad that I lol'd at this scene? Is GONZO trying to imply something or am I over-analyzing?

I don’t mind admitting that the opening scene in ep1 is intriguing; the protagonist being released from prison and seen to be some big-shot/popular figure whom even the wardens can’t seem to do much against her– concept which, while isn’t anything original, is pretty interesting. After all, most of time, in films, the ones who get such treatments are either the Big Bad or the Anti-Hero. Then we have the storyline about political conflicts intersecting and affecting the already complicated issue of saving the environment. I know it’s from GONZO, and I’ve had issue with lots of GONZO’s productions – GONZO simply isn’t on my list of fav studios. Nevertheless, the premise seemed interesting enough and yes, based on the first few eps, it really is not bad and has plenty of potential. The only problem is whether GONZO is able to come up with a captivating storyline. After all, the premise is potentially quite messy and my impression of the studio is that they aren’t very good in handling complex storyline and worse at handling the endings of their productions(in which I get reminded by the way Gankutsuou ended being rather pathetic even if I don’t compare it to the novel). Will probably be placing it on my list of will be watching shows, to watch on a leisurely pace rather than faithfully following it weekly (like FMA and K-ON).

3 thoughts on “[Shangri-la ] >>>Insert cheap jokes about “An Inconvenient Truth”

  1. Shangri-La, officially an Al Gore sponsored anime.
    But they have bullshit character designs, probably worse than Touhou’s Suika. Ah maybe not. Boomerangs are out of the league.

  2. I have no issues with the character designs – all hail Murata-sensei! – but I wish they’d lengthen the skirt on the lead so I wouldn’t have to avert my eyes every time she goes flying through the air.

    Costume problems aside, the only major stumbling block I see for this series is the possibility of it getting too political/lefty/carbonphobic. If they try to ram any Goreisms down my throat I’ll strike this series off my viewing list straightaway. (Unless they compensate me handsomely for the trouble by making things really, really, really entertaining.)

  3. Well, I’m ok with the arts. Not fantastic, but not terrible. But the plot, now that I’m at ep2, I’m starting to lose hope. :/

    Forget it being too Al-Gore-ish, I’m starting see it as nothin more than typical Gonzo cliches, especially with the villain. Ok, I’ll give 2 more eps before dropping this show removing from my will-be-watching list.

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