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Galileo Suspect X

March 21st, 2009 (03:26 am)

current mood: blank

Ahh, I did so enjoy the TV drama series, so I've been looking forward to the movie's release. :P Skimming through the comments on amazon.jp, the ratings are a bit all over the place. I have to admit, I'm not sure how I would've felt if I'd paid Y2000+ to see it at the theatre over there. DLing and watching it, it was lots of fun, but... I can also see why some people were saying that it would've been better as a TV special or similar instead. For me, the premise behind the movie was a bit weak. Once I got past that though, I found the story to be good fun. I should probably watch it again with an actual brain in the head rather than "Yay, Galileo! Wai!" *laughs*

As for the books, I think I only ever picked up the first volume, but I never actually read it. >.> I probably should...? Or will it be like 'Shiki' and give me headaches with all the kanji and the attack of the question marks overhead. *sigh* >.>

Whoops, bed might be good. :P


Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 21st, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)

I wonder if I should check it out. By the end of the series, I'd kind of had enough of Galileo, but maybe enough time has passed…

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 22nd, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)

Hmmm... it's hard to say since the movie does have some definite weaknesses. FWIW, I think soft subs have been released to go with the raw vid now. (Much faster than I expected for them to be released. ^^; ) Personally, I liked the non-main main characters (sic the major charas intro'd for the movie) more than the main ones in this. ^^;

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 23rd, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)

I think Galileo must have been quite successful, as now there is both Voice and Kiina. However, they're shoddy knock-offs.

Voice is CSI done drama style, but it was too caught up in checking off the damage of the secondary characters and solving their lives. Also, the main savant character was way too much.

Kiina should have been better, but it played up her weirdness and social unacceptability too much. The department handwaved away all her skillz and treated her like she was nothing more than the weirdo she presented as. Grr.

*sigh* It's a sad state of affairs when I'm nostalgic for the okay-in-spite-of-its-flaws drama.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 24th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)

Hmm... well I took a quick peek, and apparently, the regular version of the movie is currently on Amazon.jp's DVD best sellers (top 100) list. ^^; While I did DL Kiina, I never actually got around to watching it. Your comments about it don't exactly encourage me to sit down with it... :P

*sigh* It's a sad state of affairs when I'm nostalgic for the okay-in-spite-of-its-flaws drama.

*wince* Tell me about it. Ah well. We can always hope something good will show up in the upcoming season. :P

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 24th, 2009 07:36 am (UTC)

Dear makers of Kami wa Saikoro wo Furanai:

You have spoiled us. Get to making more good stuff.

Love & hugs,

You might like Kiina. I think you have more tolerance for the wacky humour than I do.

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