Monday, July 6, 2009

First Look @ Umineko no Naku Koro

Episode 01 (7/10 Above Average)
The mixture of comedy and horror is unsettling… so is Maria; what a creepy little girl! Though, her mom is a little freaky, too. The narration bogged down the pace and Battler’s perverted ways distracted from the atmosphere the creators were trying to create. I’m not going to make any promises regarding whether I’ll blog this. It’s from the creators of Higurashi, so I’m expecting insanity mixed with mediocre slice of life and not so much horror as gut-wrenching weirdness.
Genre: Mystery trying for horror but tripping on its own comedy shoelaces.
Suggestive Content:
Battler wants to rub his cousin’s and maid’s breasts and an older maid offers hers. There’s a very emotional, violent scene between a mother and her daughter. Also, Beatrice is said to be a witch.
Animation: 7/10
Characters: 7/10
Writing: 7/10
Pacing: 6/10
Enjoyment: 6/10

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