Wednesday, April 4, 2012
otakunicks thoughts Zetman anime
hey guys its me otakunick and I got a new first thoughts on for you this week its Zetman a anime adaptation of one of my favret mangas and befor I get into it let me just say dispite the fact I will watch this all the way thew this first ep has not givein me high hopes for the rest of the anime in fact im getting redy for a completly disaponting anime only ending(the manga is still ongoing) but Il get into all my grips as I talk about the stuff your hear for
first off the story starts off with a face-off between two rival heroes, ZET and ALPHAS, and then traces their origins - Jin Kanzaki, a young man with the ability to transform into a superhuman being known as ZET, and Kouga Amagi, a young man with a strong sense of justice who uses technology to fight as ALPHAS.
The fates of these two men and those around them intertwine as they fight to protect mankind and destroy monstrous abominations known as Players, who ironically are the creations of the Amagi Corporation, the company founded by Kouga’s grandfather, Mitsugai Amagi. now this is the basic story that the anime and manga both share but whare the anime drops the ball is its run time this will be a 13 ep serires and thats all well and good but to even tell the first arc of the manga properly youd need atlest 5 to 8 eps alone but doing that wouldint leve any time for the seoned arc witch cud be told properly in about 4 to 5 eps but what the anime did was esencholy cundense the intier firsr arc into 1 ep and boy dos it suffer for it so many inportent parts have been ether cut cundensed or changed stuff that later down the rod is inportent for the charters develapment hell the whole end fight to the first arc is completly difrent from the manga but one good thing is it s atlest coherint and is not cunfusintg as much as it bugs me a fan of the mang sumone going into it not knowing zet man will have fun with the story but with the type of story zetman has i dont see the story holding to geather in the man long as inorder to cut it down to 13 eps thy will need to take alot of stuff out resolting in the end product being so far frum the origanel as it can be one anime that comes to mind to compar this to is the samurai deeper kyo anime but unlike that anime thy are atlest trieing to be fathfull to the manga whare as with kyo thy sed fuck it origanal story from ep one
the art is okay thy replacated the mangas art nicely with only slight detal loss in the animation so even if the story falls apart down the road the art can pick up sum of the slack and the same gos for the music its acholy prety good the sound track was sumthing I wasint a style I was to fermiler with with alot of intrasting scores so I checked out who the composer was and this OST is the first anime OST from a new composer to the indastry Roberto, Gabriele and truth be told i rely cant what to see what he can do with the sound trak and if he is up to the task of doing a zetman OST
so over all Im relucktintly giveing zetman a pass if you think you mite like this go for it but for all you long time Zetman manga fans Im sorry to say this is not the adaptation we wher hopen for and it is probly going to fall apart in the end but to new comers this mite be a fun watch so untill next week keep of whatching anime guys