Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Vampire Princess Miyu - The Last Shinma |
TV Vol. 6
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
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"What story does a bird tell at night?"
Marc Ruby? | Warren, MI USA | 01/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There have been hints all along of a coming final confrontation, but true to director Toshiki Hirano's careful exegesis, we have only been permitted to se through a glass darkly. In truth, what we have been given are mostly red herrings, false clues intended to misdirect us from the true outcome. Perhaps, given Miyu's nature, we should have puzzled this out before, but sometimes it is best to remain in the dark and be surprised by the story arc that builds over the last five episodes of this series.In 'Once Upon a Time" we are finally given the series' version of how Miyu inherited her position as guardian. Miyu lived with her mother, who has been maddened by the death of her husband. When a traveling magic show comes to town and Miyu is entranced and takes part. Her awakening is threatened by a strange bird priest but the actors come to her defense. We also come to understand the basis for the conflict between Reiha and Miyu.'Confrontation,' which is set many years later, finds that the conflict between the two has finally boiled over into the world. Reiha brings winter to Tokyo and starts killing Shinma to get Miyu's attention. The battle costs Reiha and the doll Matsukaze dearly, but is inconclusive. Both young women are forced to reconsider their futures.The final three episodes of this series bring the key story arcs and themes together in an surprising and unexpected fashion. Destiny, revenge, friendship and loyalty all play a part in a confrontation between the vampire and those that wish to see the line of Guardians defeated permanently. Miyu finds that not only is it impossible to escape her nature, but that her truth is actually her best defense. In doing so, Hirano completes the work of raising the story beyond the limitations of the Gothic horror genre. Miyu's story sets a new standard, just as Vampire Hunter D did before it. Disguised as simple entertainment, It does not shy away from difficult topics. Not just the quality of the story and narrative, but also the artwork, music, and production qualities make it a memorable series. I hope we have not seen the end of the young woman whose destiny is the destruction of monsters."
If u like surprise endings, this is the one for you!!!
Scorpion Count | Toronto | 08/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the "UNSUNG HEROES" in the anime world. This is truly one of the greatest animes out there and a must see for everyone who likes surprise endings. Vampire Princess Miyu is the tale of a young girl who belongs to the race of Shinma (Supernatural beings). Miyu's job is to gather stray Shinma (DEMONS)who are on Earth to cause harm to humans, and return them to the Dark. Her only companion in this fight to stop the evil DEMONS is Larva, a silent, masked and mysterious SHINMA who was sent to kill Miyu but now fights on her side. Together they embark on a dangerous adventure where they encounter ferocious demons and realize that sometimes a hero can not always save the day.
Contains some of the greatest stroies evertold in the anime world and surprise endings that will send a chill down your spine."
A let down finale to a great series.
M. Boon | Wales, United Kingdom | 08/22/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Even though I enjoyed the final episodes of Vampire Princess Miyu I still sadly felt letdown in the end, the big twist in who the strongest Shinma is didn't really go down well with Me nor did the explenation on how it all came to be and I was left wanting more which is annoying since to My knowladge there isn't any more or as far as I know there is never gonna be another series, in the end it all felt rushed to Me.
Worth it to complete Your collection and watching once or twice."
Surprise! Sad ending....
Quistis Trepe | CA USA | 03/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whole stories were planned ahead. Miyu was finally betrayed by Chisato and she was the final Sninma which the clan of bird raised. Miyu and Chisato get a key-holders as a memory of their friendship in the episode 2. But it was a key item to shield Chisato's devilship (nature of shinma). Two other Miyu's friends (Yukari and Hisae) are simply killed by Chisato for a lesson to kill Miyu. I guess the theme of this story is this point. How lightly treated the lives of humanbeing are! It can be seen the united states too.
Anyway, it comes to the bloody end. Lava (?) cut off Chisato's head and their clock stopps at this point. Chisato sleeps endlessly in Miyu's world. On the other hand Miyu is left alone with only her Lava and Shina and she cannot die. Related to this, Miyu's mom asks her which she wants, a red kimono or a white. What a literatural question. A red kimono means a uniform of prisoners and a white one is for the dead. In this story, a red means a prisoner of destiny and a white one is exactly death. Looks like Miyu chose a red one. But as Lava says at last, he has craws to cut destiny. He also says he can cut Miyu's destiny when she wants to get away from her destiny. He meant he would be with her to the end, I guess.
The ending song which the voice of Miyu sang also matched the theme of this story. If some other professional singer sing this in commercial manner, it would ruin the whole story.
Everybody that watches this DVD will feel saaaaaaad. But they will watch this story again because of an outstanding quality."