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Tales of Byston Crap: Garzey's Trashby Prince Io - January 17, 2010 9:18:00 PM MST
We have two new series up today.
First is Garzey's Wing, an old cult classic three episode OAV taking place in the world of Byston Well. I can't stress how awful this series is. A while ago I lamented at how bad 'Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned' was, but my word is Garzey's Wing far, far worse. The plot involves the main character, Chris, being taken (seemingly only spiritually) to the world of Byston Well where a war is being waged. There are now two of him - one still in Japan and one in Byston Well. These two can communicate telepathically. How or why this happens isn't remotely clear. The voice acting (this is the English dub) is horrific, as the actors stumble over the myriad of foreign terms for the countries, people, and monsters. Unfortunately, the dub job also suffers from the old 'why is everyone speaking as if they're yelling?!' malady, making it not only hackneyed but LOUD and ANGRY. The 'plot' is confusing and unexplained, the characters have zero interesting qualities, the voice acting is atrocious, and there's virtually no resolution. Honestly, I was VERY tired after watching this. That being said, there are four characters added for your voting perusal.
The second series is Last Exile, a sort of steampunk version of Europe during World War I. Keeping it short, the characters, while sometimes being pretty archetypical, are all fairly enjoyable and interesting, especially the highly endearing Alvis. The artwork and music are both beautiful and very well done and the CGI is pretty and not gratuitous. The scenery is always a joy to look at and the music always provides just the right mood. The plot is somewhat confusing as there are quite a few important facts that remain unexplained even at the very end. There are aspects which I didn't catch or understand at all until I did some reading afterward, aspects I felt that were not gotten across well, if even attempted. The ending didn't answer as much as I'd have liked and the eventual fates of a number of important characters and where they physically wind up was not clear at all. Overall, I'd still recommend Last Exile, but don't expect the greatest storyline. Last Exile has seven young ladies waiting for your votes, so get to it.