This is going to include my thoughts on the fourth and final movie in the series, and the series as a whole. There will be spoilers.
The first movie was okay as an adaptation, but not that great as a film. The second movie was better as a film, but took more creative liberty as an adaptation. The third movie is just a mess. They should have called it “Ryoji is here guys, so let’s make this movie about him now! Except where we need to jam in fights because I guess there was a plot we need to adapt.”
Just like my post on the second movie, there will be some spoilers. So play Persona 3 FES first if you’re looking to avoid them.
When it was announced that Kizumonogatari would be split into three movies, I thought this might happen. I didn’t think the result could be this bad though.
Rather than doing a review, I decided to do a “thoughts” post since I’m just going to end up comparing the movie back to the game either way. If you haven’t played the game or seen the movie yet, this all probably won’t make any sense.
Note: If you’re looking for my review of the movie itself, go here.
Last year, December 7th. Armed with a bottle of Dr. Pepper and a small container of daifuku mochi, I set out on a journey to a nearby city. The purpose of this journey? To see an anime film in a theater. An anime that would turn out to be one of my favorites of all time.
Following that fateful day, I pre-ordered the most important purchase of the decade (so far) – something that altered the balance of the universe.
Last summer, on a ridiculously hot day in Japan, I was walking around Akihabara while seeking out the closest vending machine that could provide me with an ice cold bottle of Dr Pepper. Upon quenching my thirst, I was finally able to relax and revel in the success of my primary mission. My reason for being in Akihabara that day was a noble goal – to obtain an item I had long awaited.
On that fateful day, I made the most important purchase of the decade (so far) – something that could alter the balance of the universe.