Posted on 23 November 2011 with categories: Anime Reviews



To the people who sat through the first two movies of Towa no Quon feeling rather underwhelmed: this third movie will reward your patience. It’s a massive improvement. While during the first two movies I wasn’t really sure whether the creators knew what they were doing. The third one however, showed that it knew.

For starters, the extra focus on the characters’ backgrounds really helps. This episode is specifically meant to get various characters with bad pasts relate to each other, including the main character Quon. The cast of this series goes through a massive improvement here, and finally they step away from the rather generic bunch they used to be in the first two movies.

But that’s not all that happens here. In terms of storytelling this movie also did something interesting. It plays around much more with its screenplay. The first two movies were rather mediocre at building up, but this movie contains some really good suspense that actually doesn’t leave. The build-up actually comes together really well at the end of the movie.

The director really put in some thought here in how to make this episode work, considering the very limited budget he has to work with. This leads to a movie that downplays action in favor of suspense, and that really works here. The creators really found something that they’re good at.

Storytelling: 9/10 – Suddenly becomes a movie that puts suspense over action, and it works.
Characters: 9/10 – Has a much better feel over its characters, and how to use the drama around them correctly.
Production-Values: 7/10 – For a movie’s standards, the animation here is nothing to write home about. Although that one experimental scene worked pretty nicely.
Setting: 8/10 – Still not particularly creative, but it works well for what this movie was trying to do.

One Response

  1. kurini says:

    I’m really glad the third one turn out much better than the previous ones! The pacing in this one was really good, I was much more tensed watching this than the last time, which is a good time, at least, I’m enjoying Towa no Quon now. And I was happy where the episode (well, this movie) left off, having the kid asking the question means he will get more development! :)

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  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 11:18 PM)
    @Bam@K-off: Aye, on a re-read it does a bit yeah. Finding a link between two sets of fundamentalists, makes one think =<
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 11:12 PM)
    @K-off: right?! lol
  • k-off
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 10:58 PM)
    @Emma Sounds like our own fundamentalists if you phrase it that way, lol.
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    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 10:48 PM)
    So now Isis have taken to making a fake film like trailer video. And also they are trying to ban maths and social studies in schools, they also want to erase the word evolution.
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    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 09:55 PM)
    @Bam I can get Friend on that, she’s an artist, lmao. I’m kidding as well, I judge women by 40% looks, and 60% intelligence.
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    But we can work your comment to the back of the T-shirt, it makes it more humorous.
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    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 09:36 PM)
    @K-off: Hahaaa! That’s kind of a high bar mate, for you and me 30-looking-folks are not elders; more like our peers. But I kid mostly, I’m not too sexually fond of older women, although there have a been a few that have aroused my ire.
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    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 09:24 PM)
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    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 08:42 PM)
    @K-off: you’re probably right about this guy m8, I’m surprised his still stickin around to beat the shit out of this dead horse.

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