Genji Monogatari Sennenki – Episode 11 (End)March 29, 2009
Genji Monogatari Sennenki 11 (End)
Screenshots and my brief review.
The main reason why I watched this anime is the Tale of Genji novel. Unfortunately, the anime didn’t deliver.
It is important to set the scene well, and some dramatization effects in animation can enhance overall experience, but when such techniques are abused, the effect is opposite of what is intended.
While the anime was ok to watch in the beginning, overuse of lens effects, glowing settings, multiplying images, sliding shots, unnecessarily shots shown at relatively high frequency, and blatantly redundant repeats of the same shots was very irritating to watch and significantly reduced my enjoyment of the series. Also I didn’t like highly saturated and, in some cases, not very well matching colors, along with cheap filters that turned some frames into “pencil drawings”. It is a shame that such an important work received such a poor treatment. However, Genji Monogatari Sennenki did have some positive parts.
I liked music, background art, and cast. Probably, music was my favorite part of this anime due to nice traditional melodies (except horrible OP >.>) I definitely have to check out OST. Background art was also great, as you can see from the first image in this post. Finally, I enjoyed these seiyuu the most: