I have watched the movie Ajin -Shoudou-!
It is a movie with speedy actions, dynamic CGs illustrations and powerful sounds.
The story is developed in a breathless speed and the movie is still perceived as ‘a bright movie” by the anime industries.
From here on, I would like to introduce what makes “Ajin” appealing.
What is “Ajin”?
Ajin is a manga made by Sakurai Gamon.
It was made into a movie in November, 2015; Thus, it has also been decided that the manga will turn into a television animation in January, 2016.
This movie is a survival suspense movie that pictures the battle between the police, the governments, people who were paid to capture the Ajins, new type of human which has a body that never dies.
One day, the protagonist of the story, Nagai Kei, survived after being hit by a truck. He discovered that he is an Ajin and he is now being chased. Kaito, Kei’s childhood friend, could help Kei in escaping however he was caught by the police. Sato, a man who was also an Ajin, could help him but…
What is special about the anime Ajin?
The most amazing part of this anime is the quality of the CG animation. The company that was in charge of making the CG animations is Polygon Pictures.
Polygon Pictures has made anime such as the movie “Knight of the Sidonia” and the Emmy award winner “Transformers – Robot in Disguise”. It is a long established company that specializes in producing CGs in 3D.
Not only CGs, the other special part about this movie is that it really combines the traditional Japanese hand-drawn anime into the animations as well. Especially for the person who drew the IBM, his drawings were really fantastic!
IBM (Invisible black matter) is a black transparent substance that comes out from Ajins.
The last thing that I would like to point out about this animation is its outstanding performances. In Japan, the voice recordings of each anime normally occur after the animation is made. Yet, the voice recordings of this anime actually took place before the production of the movie, which made the voice of the actors of the movie more outstunning.
I really think that the performance of the protagonist, Miyano Mamoru. is absolutely fantastic.
What are the differences between the movie and the television anime?
The production of the movie and the television anime started around the same time. In most cases, it is really normal to have the same director for both anime and movie, yet Ajin has different director for the anime and the movie, which i think is really interesting that they have made such attempts.
The movie focuses more on the overall insensitiveness whereas the anime focuses more on the inner motions of different characters. One can enjoy both movie and anime in a different perspective which makes it very attracting to watch.
How do you feel about Ajin?
The amazing part of Ajin is its beautiful combination of CG and animation and the stunning acting of the actors.
I really look forward to the development of the story. The second part of the movie will be released in this May. If you’d like to enjoy watching stunning animations and sound effects, try watching this movie in the theaters.