Scary Tales for Adults
Veritas | 02/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"To understand this anime you have to be an adult. And that's besides the obvious fact of violence issue that is not suited for kids below 18. During 13 episodes of this anime you'd see all kinds of murder plus rape, incest and some serious mental issues of anime characters. However this anime is not without sense. It brings up the eternal question of whether revenge murders and "mercy" murders can be considered crimes or not. The main character is the epitome of goodness as it often happens in Japanese animation. During the episodes he is balancing between accepting revenge murders and denying them.
The animation is interesting to say the least. It is quite dark and only the characters important to the plot are well defined. Many minor characters have weird features or blank faces. They most likely represent the gray mass of average people who can care less of what's happening and will only care about themselves. At first it sort of throws you off, but later you stop noticing it.
Some episodes are better than others, but at least half are blood-chilling. So if you are not easily scared and willing to delve into the darkness of human souls - you most likely will enjoy this anime. You have been warned :)"
Requiem from darkness
Andrew R. L. Hill | 08/20/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Requiem from the Darkness is a must have for any anime fan who enjoys the mystery genre and the supernatural. It takes you through the myths and ghost stories of Japan, while exploring the darkside of human nature. The overall theme of darkness and evil is contrasted by the main character, who adds much needed comic relief and entertaining moments of brevity. Though this type of horror/mystery is not for the faint of heart, the visual imagery is not graphic enough to exclude an older youth audience."