Posted 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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  • ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ)
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 01:33 AM)
    @Emma Not really fate, since you were talking about it before you slept eh? I was thinking about Gabe Newell a few days ago before I went to bed, and Half Life 3 showed up in my dream.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 01:19 AM)
    @Bam: Oddly this time she was wearing white.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 01:19 AM)
    @Bam: As if it were some kind of fate I dreamt about the woman again earlier. This time she got direct contact and actually showed more of herself , long fair hair, red lipstick and pale skin, long nails, large mouth full of stake like teeth. In this event shes after me in a building labyrinth and at the end after she’s bitten me a few times, that bite seems to turn my loved ones against me.
  • Joe
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 01:04 AM)
    @ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ): Okay, that’s a shame.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 12:57 AM)
    @Bam: I reckon you’ve just described my feelings on a lot of shoujo/josei manga including the world is still beautiful, for all the negative directions shoujo has gone it still feelings like a nostalgic throwback to me also. I guess that means akagami no shirayukihime next season after all then.
  • ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ)
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 11:20 PM)
    @Joe He is busy with stuff and as for blogging, he don’t feel.
  • Joe
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 11:18 PM)
    So it’s been a while since I’ve come to this blog. Does anyone know what’s up with psgels? It’s been a long time since his last post.
  • ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ)
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 10:34 PM)
    @StupidPerson I am a kosher person.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 09:33 PM)
    @Emma: you might wanna check out The World Is Still Beautiful. It has that sense of adventure and just about enough comedy, light-heartedness and hypermoralisms to remind you of your haydays. I don’t know why but watching shojos brings me back to some nostalgia that I can’t quite place. Like I’ve seen a show as a kid that has been embedded in my mind but I can’t recall any details, just a vague sense of what I felt when I was watching them.
  • Awesome Person
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 09:09 PM)
    stop being salty

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