- Not very good 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM by lodekepollet
I watched anime for a couple of years now and also read quite a lot of manga so I think i know enough about the subject. This documentary doesn't really help with learning about the industry except for a few interviews with some creators and people that are involved on the industry. I also disliked the editing and the fact that it's pretty much a giant advertisement for Netflix.
- Anime fans, save your rage and do not watch this 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM by mariam-s-ibrahim
My disgust for this title pushed me to reach for my laptop, sign up to IMDB and type a review for the very first time. That is how much anger I felt towards Netflix's horrific, cringe-worthy piece of garbage. I wish I could say anything constructive, but this is a superficial view of what anime is or how it started and it's real reflection of Japanese culture and imagination, it's vehicle for fantasy and the language of its people. I hated the narrator I thought I didn't care for her initial "I knew nothing about anime" and "i should google what is anime" intro or the lame childish voice-over script of "japan is this!" -insert visual- "and this" -other visual-, and "that's cool right?". The very first person she hosts (i'm not sure why in the world would any documentarian start with non-japanese anime producers in LA) Is the producer of castlevania (which is not a bad... "anime-inspired" animated series) and everything he utters out of this mouth makes you feel like he's a pretentious idiot, "oh i picked up the phone and this guy was like, hey I'm kanye", and "I'm a time traveller". Just. God. Awful.
Maybe further in the film there's some useful piece of information, but this did not grab me enough to want to continue and reach that part.
- Very misleading, feels forced 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM by pedrotxp
This documentary expends most of its time on random monologues narrated by the author, most of it bring no information about the subject of anime or japan.The fact that the person doing the documentary states knowing nothing about anime also doesn't help, simply because the questions you may be interested are never asked. The interviews are mostly a waste of time for the professionals, the pace is cringe, and you will not learn anything new even if you have never seen anime. Gladly its short.
- Terrible..the cringe is real! 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM by tammerind
Painful to watch. Iv watched anime since I was a kid, for almost 20 years. This does not help anyone new to understand the medium at all.
Not to mention it's all a big advert for Netflix's released shows which only made it even more cringe.
As pa sidenote:Netflix has three series in the genre worth watching. Killa b, one-punch man s1 and seven deadly sins, Castlevania is not s real anime since its made in the US, it is good nonetheless. The rest is cgi garbage.
- Terrible 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM by TheCaliGula
I felt so insulted watching this spot made by idiots who ignore everything about anime (or Japan) that I just had to revenge and post a dumber review. I love Netflix but everyone involved with this documentary should get fired. What a poor way to talk about anime and to put images together.