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>[Mabors Sub] Giovanni's Island [GB&BIG5&JP&EN](BDrip_1080_AVC_yuv420p10_FLAC)
What'd you guys think of the movie? I thought it was pretty good, and the ending made me cry like a bitch. Though it was somewhat of a drag to get through.
I thought it was quite a strong film overall. What I really wanted though was to see more of the time when they were kids in school together living side by side. It was quite. I don't really agree it was a drag to get through but I have been watching a lot of film length stuff lately. The backgrounds were really nice and some of the character animation was great. The soundtrack is memorable and of a decent quality. The scene where they sing each others songs was a particular highlight in the film. I liked the way they used the songs to show the transition from being seperate to coming to accept each other. It was an interesting creative way to go about it. Some parts certainly had me a little choked up. It is an anime you could recommend to just about anyone, nothing otaku about it just a sad story.
I was wondering why they even had the boat scene at the beggining and the returning to the island after. Not really sure what it added to the film overall.
My only problem with the movie was that the story welcomed a lot of cliches that you'd expect in a sob story revolving around war. Nonetheless, teared up like a bitch at the end during the flash forward.
The look of some of the backgrounds reminded me of Kemonozume a bit.
Just barely. An offhand comment does not count. My suspicion is that the production staff was too afraid to push further on the issue lest they rile up Japan's right wing. It could had been an interesting film otherwise.
As it stands, the film displays the Soviet occupation as incredibly harsh and unjust while trying to insert a human element with Tanya. It completely ignored wartime atrocities committed by the Japanese against Koreans and Chinese. These atrocities included Unit 731 based in Manchukuo. Unit 731 subjected its victims to wholly unethical scientific experimentation that nearly always resulted in death. 30% of its victims were Soviets and the Soviet soldiers knew about it. The Soviet occupation was tame in comparison to events such as the Nanking Massacre.
Giovanni should be happy that the Russians still permitted him to live. The deaths of his family members was fully warranted given Japan's wartime behavior.
In summary, the film failed to properly frame the main conflict within its narrative. I would argue that it is deliberately designed to mislead the viewer into sympathizing with Japan. It is worthless propaganda that thematically only barely advances from the 1940s Momotarou series.
Just finished it. I really enjoyed it; it's a beautiful film, and a sad one at that. If you watch it, make sure you're familiar with Kenji Miyazawa's Night on the Galactic Railroad, the novel is referenced throughout the movie. I'd recommend at least watching the 1985 anime adaption. That's what I did, and it definitely helped me better appreciate this film.
>It is worthless propaganda that thematically only barely advances from the 1940s Momotarou series.
Really? You can't be serious.
>It completely ignored wartime atrocities committed by the Japanese against Koreans and Chinese.
That wasn't the focus of the movie, and Tanya wasn't the only human element given to the Russians. The film was much more fair than you let on, to both sides.
I know. Nothing to complain about there. I even bought the novel after finishing Night on the Galactic Railroad. I'm glad Giovanni's Island bought it to the front of my backlog. It had been sitting on my HDD for months.
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Who was that mitchan woman who just disappeared early on in the film, it's like they had something planned for her then just ended up changing their mind and disappeared her with an off screen departure.
She just seemed to be the only named character with speaking lines whose absence wouldn't have changed the film in any way. Maybe it's something that would be obvious to a Japanese.
Really enjoyed the film. I think I will buy it when it gets an domestic release if the release is decent. It didn't seem to generate much hype here or in Japan so I feel somewhat more obligated seeing as it would be nice to see more ambitious film making like this coming out of the industry.