EAT-MAN DVD

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  • Publisher: EASTERN STAR
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure, Powers
  • Age Rating: 17+
  • Run Time: 288
  • Year Created: 1997
  • Release Date: 12/6/2016
  • Weight: 0.5

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Best Unintentionally Funny Opening Credit Sequence For An Anime Ever!

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I purchased 'Eat-Man' because this series was the first collaboration between director Kouichi Mashimo ('Noir', 'Madlax') and Yuki Kajiura; in fact, this was the first anime series she helped score. A sci-fi series centering on mercenary Bolt Crank, who eats metal-based objects and reconstitutes them as needed--a handy trick. Alas, the concept is far better than the execution; the episodes are stand-alones, where Bolt is usually regulated to the role of an observer. While his strong silent ways win him the approval of several women, his 'chick-magnet' status feels contrived. Mashimo cuts corners in ways that can be painful to watch --he hadn't learned how to make minimal movement a valid artistic choice yet--but there are (a few) moments that are visually impressive. Kajiura-sensei's music contributions are functional, but lacks the inspiration of 'Noir'. 'Eat-Man '98' is much better: read my review title for a reason to buy this one.