Animation: Fair
Depth: Bad
Design: Good
Characters: Fair
Story: Bad

Type: movie

Vintage: 1994


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Darkside Blues

Summary: >

Okay, so there's this corporation that rules the world - and small band of people continue to resist. It's in the future. There's this guy named Darkside... um, maybe he comes from another dimension? And then there's a fight with the evil corporation. oookay.

So do you understand what it's about? Me neither and I watched it.

Thoughts: >

This has to be one of the most abstract anime titles I've ever watched. And by "abstract" I mean I seriously can't tell what in the hell is going on. Now you might think to yourself, "Haha, Archen is too stupid to get it". And maybe I am, but I seriously cannot see how all of this goes together. I mean it's like if the plot were construction blocks. You then take Tinker toys, Lincoln logs, and Legos throw them in a pile and try to build something with all the pieces that don't go together. And that's what this title is to me - a jumbled pile of anime served up in schizo ordering.

And it's strange because the animation is good. The design is good. Characters could be somewhat interesting. And the music isn't all that bad either. Then they glue it all together with this "story". I guess the writers must have been smoking enough pot that day to be more enlightened than me, but I don't see how any of this works.

I can't say I recommend this title to anyone, although it does seem to have some good points that people like at times. If you ever go to the movies or watch TV with friends then discuss it afterwords and say to yourself: "I don't get it", then stay as far away from Darkside Blues as possible because it's going to confuse even crazy people who can make sense of non-sensible things.

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