It took a lot of chapters to bring Tomo and Jun’s journey to a close (Like I said, Jun decides really slowly) but everything just made sense in the end. Everything happened at the perfect time and iI, for one, was really happy how it played out. I wouldn’t giving this entire manga another read because its just so much fun. It makes me so excited to see how the last three episodes of the anime would play out.
I think that Re/member was trying to go for the same formula as South Korea’s All of Us Are Dead. It could have worked if it was released as a series, with more time to delve into the backstory of the Red Person, and the rest of the group, perhaps even the first batch of Body Searchers. However, the length of a feature film is not enough to do everything the movie sought to do and by its end, it seemed like an overly ambitious fragmented ball of mush.
I was a big fan of what this movie was trying to say. Free of artifice, it was scary because it resonates with anyone who has ever suffered in life. 12 Suicidal Teens had no love story, no kawaii subtext but the journey of these teens in one afternoon, could just as well be anyone’s journey.
All in all, Devilman was filled with terror, violence nudity and everything that kids should not watch in an anime. It was extremely graphic but it was also very poignant in its message. It explores the extent of human cruelty and intolerance. There may be times that humanity forgets how to be human but at the end of the day, they will come to terms with the goodness in their hearts.
I first saw this poster several months back and was waiting for it to be shown in the […]