View Full Version : Armitage III & Vampire Hunter D
02-18-2005, 09:54 AM
I'm just curious what you all think of both of these anime movies. Personally these two, along with Ranma 1/2, and Tenchi Muyo are what inspired me to seriously get into anime. Poly Matrix I'd have to say is the best movie out of both of the Armitage movies I've seen. The actors who played Detective Ross Syllabus, and Naomi Armitage did excellent. Unfortunatly in Dual Matrix they put in all new voice overs which I thought stunk horribly. They also degraded Armitage making her a hell of lot weaker in the sequel. Yeah she did have that Heavens Door Ability, but it didn't come close to those cool wings, and arm cannons she had in Poly Matrix. Great action, and a good story line made this anime one of my all time favorites.
Then there is Vampire Hunter D. This was the first anime I've ever seen. I really didn't like the style of the first one, it was kind of cheezy to me, although the character D was one of the biggest baddasses in anime that I've ever seen. Blood Lust was a vast improvement, the characters were drawn flawlessly, and the battles.....WOW hehe. Well those are my thoughts.
02-18-2005, 12:46 PM
Vampire Hunter D was good when I first saw it a few years ago. I was like... "This movie is hard to see, but it's awesome!" Now I can barely watch it. The animation quality is horrible. I don't care how old it is. Disney's older movies are as clear as day.
I watch Boodlust quite often, though. The art, battle, and story is pretty good. Bloodlust doesn't even need to be considered a sequel. It can stand alone very easily, and I can't imagine any animated Vampire movie that compares.
02-18-2005, 01:11 PM
Vampire Hunter D: Blood Lust was the only one I've seen and it was pretty good. Although, many of the villains roles were short lived.
The character designs were cool! Reminds me of Aeon Flux in a way.
Best character: D's little vampiric-leeching parasite hand.That guy was funny. :)
02-24-2005, 07:49 AM
I own all those movies. I take it you watched the Sci-Fi channel when they played anime during the summer. :D
They're all top-notch classics that put anime on the map over here, no doubt. And I think there was far more little details in Vampire Hunter D than any old Disney movie, even if the quality wasn't as good. I doubt they had as much money and time to play around with.
02-24-2005, 08:56 AM
Little details like the carriage scene with the boob? :P
Anyway, yeah, Vampire Hunter D wasn't as straighforward and simple as Disney movies, but considering they mostly sell to kids, I can't stop being impressed by how great the stuff they make turns out. VHD was impressive on a different level, and it probably had a whole lot to do with me getting slightly into anime. I'm not really into it, but it holds my interest.
02-25-2005, 07:20 PM
I've only seen Armitage III (both of them), and I thought both were very good. I saw the second one first, and the first one second. Armitage was made weaker due to the fact she really didn't need the angel wings, the super cannons, etc. She still beat the crap out of everybody anyways. :)
That, plus Sailor Moon got me into anime in general.
02-26-2005, 01:22 PM
Ah, Sailor moon. Before it was released in the U.S. mainly in the Southern California area on television, my brother was one of the several random teenage critics selected by the department that wanted many boy and girl opinions about Sailor Moon and to rate it from 0 -10 I think. Not surprisingly, my brother gave it a 1 out of 10 because he never liked anime let alone one about super heroines that scream out special attacks over and over again hehe.
02-26-2005, 06:44 PM
Those repetative attacks WERE rather annoying to me...
And for five seasons, they didn't touch the attack animations. They were the same... And so were the transformations, except Sailor Moon's. ><
Sailor Moon's final season was so great that I was SURE I was going to see some new stransformations. I was wrong, for the most part. They edited the tranformation pens, and barely, then considered it all good.
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