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The original was amazing! I saw kite at the same time which was also really good. The live action fun, but I have never seen the series. How does that compare the first animated movie?
It was very similar. It had a slightly different Plot. Saya did go to school for a day and whack a few girls over the head with her sharp ass sword. Instead of her saving a secretary she saved a fellow student girl. The action scenes were amazing, lots of gore and blood. Which usually I don't like, but it was the bad guys blood mostly. Saya is looking for a demon named Ongei (that is not the proper spelling lol) or something. In the live action movie she is 400 years old, in the animated movie they never said her age, but showed a picture of her in the 1800s.
Saya is more sympathetic and hero like in this movie. I didn't notice any religious talk, so I don't know if it annoyed her as much as the orginal.
The movie was great, saw that it got negative reviews from the American media, but screw them. I bet Ebert never saw the original, so how can he get an appreciation!
I loved it.
I am gonna have to see kite one of these days.