Posted by psgels on 26 February 2012 with categories: Anime Reviews

The fifth Quon movie is meant to be a typical preparation for the finale. Standalone it definitely should not be watched, but it’s essential for building up the atmosphere and storyline for the sixth and final movie to close everything off. The major villain gets a lot more threatening as well, and the entire cast continues to head into the direction in which they had been built up to.

Overall, Towa no Quon isn’t exactly anything new, but what made this series work is how it stayed true to its themes. The characters in this series are all hunted for their powers and because of that they had to abandon everything if they wanted to be able to live happily. This movie actually makes great use of this.

The main villain was both the best and worst part of this movie. On one hand, he really turned into a threat, and became more than just someone who sits into his chair and gives orders, making excellent use of the above-mentioned themes. On the other hand though, he remains a very typical villain, still without any background an still very one-sided. Plus, I have no bloody clue why any of his subordinates still dare to follow him after what he did in this movie.

Storytelling: 8/10 – Solid build-up, the atmosphere and overall themes made this work.
Characters: 8/10 – Consistent character build-up, though there still are too many undeveloped characters left..
Production-Values: 8/10 – Solid and expressive enough.
Setting: 8/10 – Albeit nothing new, the themes are well explored.

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  • WolfeTCG
    (Monday, Jul 25. 2016 02:05 AM)
    @AidanAk47 Im looking forward to it!
    @K-Off Root Double! Zero Time Dilemma isnt a real vn
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Monday, Jul 25. 2016 01:22 AM)
    The artwork in fata morganna takes my interest and it looks like a gothic horror thing…and well generally I’m usually up for a horror story.
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Jul 25. 2016 12:43 AM)
    To those wondering I should have the rest of the episode reviews I am behind on up tomorrow. Hopefully I won’t fall behind like this again but well no promises on that.
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Jul 25. 2016 12:41 AM)
    @K-Off, be warned that Zero Time Dilemma seems to require knowledge of it’s two predecessors, 999 and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward. I have a particular hate for the writer as well.
    Though I did support the root double kickstarter and have a copy.
  • K-Off
    (Monday, Jul 25. 2016 12:10 AM)
    @Wolfe I’m eyeing the page and Root Double seems pretty interesting, and Zero Time Dilemma is still on my radar.
  • AidanAK47
    (Sunday, Jul 24. 2016 11:09 PM)
    @Wolfe, that is actually one I was curious about. Alright then, after I finish up MGS V I will give that a read through and a review. But it may take me a while. After all I am behind on my episode reviews thanks to me being lazy on my week off work.
  • WolfeTCG
    (Sunday, Jul 24. 2016 10:25 PM)
    House in fata morgana! Theres more on that page I’d lile to see but thats number one.
  • AidanAK47
    (Sunday, Jul 24. 2016 09:46 PM)
    @WolfeTCG, I will be doing reviews of the Muv Luv trilogy and likely any other visual novels. Though if there any in particular in that page you want to see then feel free to name them and I will check them out.
  • WolfeTCG
    (Sunday, Jul 24. 2016 09:29 PM)
    Can the reviewers do more visual novels? Id like to see some from here http://fuwanovel.net/2016/01/looking-ahead-the-vns-of-2016/
  • afgm
    (Sunday, Jul 24. 2016 06:18 PM)
    @Aidan: fair enough

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