Shisha no Teikoku(1080p BD – 1GB)
English: The Empire of Corpses
Synonyms: Project Itoh
The story of Shisha no Teikoku takes place in 19th century Europe, and revolves around John Watson. He is recruited by the government as a secret agent. However, Watson lives in a world where “Frankensteins”, human corpses that are re-purposed with a false soul in order to use them as laborers, are used to improve industrial development.
(Source: ANN, edited)
Anime Type – Movie
Total Episodes – 1
Rating – 8.89
Start Date – 2015-04-26
End Date – 2015-04-26
1080p Bluray Encodes
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720p Bluray Encodes
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This review is my very biased opinion. I am a huge sucker for redjuice and EGOiST and it will be apparent in the review.
Let’s start with the good point(s).
The art and animation is amazing. Redjuice has provided the movie with some great character design followed by incredible backgrounds, animation of scenes and effects.
The story is hugely inspired by Frankenstein. This might be due to me not being able to understand the story, however it mostly seemed like a mediocre fanfiction which includes major characters from many classic western novels such as Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes books and more. This might be due to the fact that this is a movie adaptation from a novel. With knowledge of all the characters (I only knew about 30% beforehand) this might be an interesting approach.
The movie has a lot of plot holes, pretty much nothing is explained or showed (unless this is caused by my lack of understanding) and the story pretty much uses the most cliché plot twists to a point where it’s not even surprising at all. In the same way action scenes seemed hollow and seemed to follow some kind of cliché setup taken directly from the worse end of Hollywood action movies.
The events defy common logic and the choices made by the characters makes no sense but this is something you’ll see in many old novels (in my very biased opinion).
Soundtracks wasn’t used a lot (unless I failed to notice) which in my opinion was a nice decision which made the movie feel closer to the time of the events (19th century).
I was quite impressed by the sounds the zombies made and the sound effects in general were nice.
The 2 ending themes, Door by EGOiST and another one was quite nice and fit the movie really well, but they were the only clear instance of music or soundtrack (I might be very bad at noticing soundtracks).
Even if the art of the characters are 10/10 the characters themselves are quite mediocre. The characters don’t seem to resemble the source material (how they are in their respective books) and seem to fit a stereotype quite well. Without spoiling too much, the sidekick Barnaby (I’m pretty sure it’s Barnaby) is basically random sidekick nr. 1.
This was quite enjoyable to watch as the art (backgrounds, characters & animation quality) was so good that I could fap to it. The story was interesting, as it used tonnes of references and had some really great ideas, but it wasn’t good enough to keep me hooked. Questions I wanted answered during the movie was usually like: How are they going to explain this? The answer was it wouldn’t be explained. The characters, while not being unique, they weren’t terrible either so just mediocre.
Overall: 7 (I allowed myself to vote 8 on it for bias)
Quite similar to Guilty Crown by having superior art and bad story.
Also had other Guilty Crown feels and elements (Guilty Crown haters shouldn’t watch this imo :>)
Might not be the movie you remember as the best but it is definitely enjoyable as you watch it.