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Misplaced review?
Topic by: jross3
Posted: February 28, 2005 - 11:27 AM PST
Last Reply: March 1, 2005 - 7:44 AM PST

author topic: Misplaced review?
post #1  on February 28, 2005 - 11:27 AM PST  
I was adding Cromartie High School to my queue... and I noticed an odd review. I've only seen one episode of Cromartie High School, but it seems that the review is describing something else entirely... Boogiepop Phantom, in particular. For one thing, I can't see a comparison between Cromartie High School and Boogiepop Phantom (and much less any reason to compare it to Lain by extension). It doesn't have BP's muted colors or soft focus, and the soundtrack is largely unremarkable, from what I've seen.
but it could still be a valid (but very bad, were it meant for CHS) review. Both series have a good opening theme (though very different, and not menioned in the review). There is a certain atmosphere to CHS, as well, and the soundtrack does help to establish it. They do add some distinct sounds, as well ("he made a 'ka-chink' sound!"). I haven't seen enough to speculate on the complexity of the story or the fragmentation of the timeline, but there are young people (mostly punks) and they do have problems (punk problems).

I'm still not sure that it's in the right place. And how did it get 5/6 positive opinions?
post #2  on February 28, 2005 - 11:33 AM PST  
and also this:
Genre: Anime, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror Anime, Supernatural/Occult, Ghosts

As I recall from the Newtype preview disc, Cromartie High School is not a sequel to Boogiepop Phantom. This really, really seems to be a case of mistaken identity.....
post #3  on February 28, 2005 - 11:47 AM PST  
Here's the REAL review for Cromartie High!
post #4  on February 28, 2005 - 12:35 PM PST  
The excellent list by aacevedo already mentioned GC's mixed up of this title with BP. I'm impressed.

(Note to self: don't blindly click on any link hamano posted ever again)
post #5  on February 28, 2005 - 2:01 PM PST  
thanks for the kind words NLEE.

here is the blurb that ANIME NEWS NETWORK has:

"Mild mannered student Takashi Koyaman finds himself enrolled at Cromartie High, where everybody is a delinquent! Logically, therefore, he must be the toughest in his class - by the rather twisted logic that only a really tough rabbit would lie down with lions. Thus begins a story that parodies every cliche of tough-guy anime that you've ever heard of... and some you haven't!"

if the space given in lists were longer, i would have added this info.
post #6  on February 28, 2005 - 5:44 PM PST  
Sorry about that folks - every once in awhile one slips through the cracks, but you're right, this appears to be for Boogiepop Phantom. We'll attempt to notify the author and have him re-place it in the right product page (I'd do it myself if the technology here allowed it), and meanwhile, are working on getting a synopsis for that one.

Thanks and apologies again.

C of GC
post #7  on March 1, 2005 - 7:43 AM PST  
Thank you Jross3!
It has been added to my queue and I love you. Even though it's not released until Marth 15th. Ahhh!

post #8  on March 1, 2005 - 7:44 AM PST  
> On March 1, 2005 - 7:43 AM PST DBooher wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Thank you Jross3!
> It has been added to my queue and I love you. Even though it's not released until Marth 15th. Ahhh!
> ---------------------------------

I really should use the preview and edit choices. But I like to live dangerously. Damn my need for excitment.

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