Although I seem to have had higher expectations than I thought, the movie is super entertaining.
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All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
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It is an exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years,
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I'm sure lots of people don't like this anime because it simply pushes the limits of content, such as blood, violence, sex, nudity, etc. If you're looking for a new, unique anime, that's really violent, then this anime is for you!During the first minute of the first episode, I fell in love right away. I'm tired of all the cliché, angry-teacher-dumb-schoolgirl anime shows, or any anime that's all upbeat and cute, and simply drop dead corny. This show was screaming out my name. A unique, epic female lead who knows karate and other awesome fighting moves - just what I needed. I enjoyed the show's brutality, the characters, and the story, and the art. And personally, I never felt such connection to an anime character before. The lead, Rin Asogi, reminds me a lot of myself: bit of a tomboy, whimsical, very independent, and also hates running! The last part was for laughs. There's just a lot of things about Rin that remind me of myself.Each episode has its own story, but all have a connection, which fills up the puzzle of the big picture, which is really enjoyable. Each episode pushes the content limits, which makes the show take you to the edge of your seat. Unlike more anime that has episodes lasting almost 30 minutes, Mnemosyne has each episode lasting 45 minutes, or an hour if you count commercials, which is more exciting; however, there are only 6 episodes, which is disappointing, but splitting each episode in half makes it up for it, giving it 12 episodes.Each character has their own personality and story, totally different, each one. The show sometimes has its funny moments, sad moments, intense moments, anything you can think of. Looking at all the little details, this show has everything. Highly recommended!
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I Just Watch RIN Daughters of Mnemosyne And Was Grate I Love Anime That Has Horror In it Just A Grate Show But I Wish It Had More Episodes...Even with the outstanding blend of different storytelling genres, explicit sexuality and violence, "Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne" is one of the more unique and original Anime' series I've ever seen. The story is confusing and deliberately so, yet everything that goes on does eventually tie into the bigger picture later on. Despite the many red flags going up here, you won't be able to take your eyes off it.So If You Like Anime That Has Horror In It Check Out This Show 11/10
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To be honest I only watched this series because the DVD was very cheap; I hadn't got far into the first episode when I realised I had found something good. I had feared that it would be just another series with lots of gratuitous violence and nudity and while there is a fair bit of both it didn't seem gratuitous. The series follows Rin and her assistant Mimi over several years; they don't age however as they are immortal having consumed the 'Fruit of Life' from the tree Yggdrassil. While they are immortal this doesn't mean they can not die; Rin dies several times; usually in unpleasant ways... then she gets better! There is one way for the immortals to permanently die however; they can be killed by 'angels'. These aren't angels in the biblical sense but winged creatures that are created when men ingest 'fruits of life'. Rin and Mimi run a detective agency and there cases are typically fairly minor to start with but grow into something that will lead them into danger from both humans, angels and a mysterious character called Apos.This was a really exciting series; it made a nice change to have forty minute episodes as opposed to the usual twenty. This meant each story was a decent length without spreading over several episodes. The animation looked good with well designed characters and great backgrounds; the darkness giving it a film noir quality. The stories were gripping keeping me interested through out. 'Rin' is certainly not for children or those who are disturbed by fairly bloody violence or are bothered by nudity and scenes of a sexual nature... don't worry though; there might be sex scenes but this is not a hentai series. If you are old enough and are looking for something a little darker than most anime I'd recommend checking this one out.
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Minor spoilers though honestly I can't really spoil much because there's not much of a plot or storyline to speak of.Mnemosyne is the tale of an immortal green haired woman who is an assassin and.... then some guy who tortures women and.... yeah, it really makes no sense. It dosen't mater anyway, if you're watching this show for a good story, look elsewhere. The storyline is a convolted mess, it's like they made it up as they went along. Honestly, I think that's what happened.The characters are bland, cookie cutter trash. None of them have anything remotely resembling a personality, the main character has no interesting qualities, never develops(not like anyone does anyway) However that's all fine for the makers, because their intention was clearly not to make a great story. Their intention was to make what can best be described as gory bondage porn. Sounds like something straight out of "Hellraiser"(of course the main difference being Hellraiser is a great horror film that actually explores it's themes, while this garbage just exploits itself) Just about every episode features woman tied up and tortured, usually the main character is among them. In the first episode alone she is tied to a chair naked while another woman stabs her repeatedly with blood flowing out like crazy. Episode two features some random girl tied, gagged and blindfolded to a chair while swords are stuck into her. I normally give a show, any show, five episodes. This was only six so hey, why not stick it out until the ending, but man, sitting through this is worse torture then anything shown on screen in this. The worst part is they try to pass off what they're doing as some kind of dark storytelling rather then exploitation. A great example would be the fourth episode where a bunch of girls are tortured while moaning "kill me more". You see, because they want to be killed more, it's different, so, it's good writing. Never mind it's never referenced or brought back to again.When you get halfway through a series and not only the characters but even the plot has had no signifigant development, this is a very, very bad sign. Don't expect an ending that will make everything worth it either, the ending is just, whatever.If this were advertised as a hentai or something I would've avoided it. It was advertised as a straight up anime however which I think is misleading. Sure, there's no actual sex, but are you going to try and tell me this is any different then a hentai otherwise? Actually scratch that, even hentai fans wouldn't like this. This series is so asinine and convoluted that it can not be enjoyed on any level. It takes itself WAY too seriously to be enjoyed as a "so bad it's good" campfest, and too crap to be taken seriously by anyone else. Seriously, just watch a hentai, any other hentai, and I can guarantee it will be better then this, and you will feel better for watching it then after watching this crap.