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Romeo x Juliet isn't the first anime I've watched for five hours+ straight, but I think it's the first one where I haven't at some point had to pause and remind myself why I'm doing it.

I'm also fairly certain that Romeo x Juliet marks the first time where I don't want to put in the last DVD because I don't want it to be over.

(the funny thing is that it isn't that brilliant. Rather, it's that I'm so terribly picky about love stories that it always surprises me when I enjoy them)

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47nite
Aug. 1st, 2011 12:37 pm (UTC)
Hehe, watching that final episode is like wanting that last slice of chocolate cake; it's going to overwhelm your senses, but at least it's done and over with. ♫

Incidentally, the play ranks fairly low on my favorite Shakespeare works; is the anime worth it to someone like me, in terms of reinterpretation...? :o
nighteevee
Aug. 1st, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
An apt simile *g*

I'm not sure I'm the one to comment on the literary comparison here (I've only seen the 1996 film, oops), but the story is best summarised as "plucky girl leads rebellion against tyrannical ruler who murdered her family, and then she falls in love with his son. Bad idea." It takes place on a floating island and there are flying horses and Juliet is a masked vigilante, and I can't think of a single character who isn't some anime/jrpg archetype. I guess I'll say that even if you don't care for the play, it's good for an adventure/romance anime. (I got it from this review, which is probably more helpful anyway)
ramunniotom
Oct. 31st, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
I think that is right bout that. Nice info and thanks. Need to get in google feed.

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