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User Info: scarletspeed7

scarletspeed7
3 weeks ago#151
I think the Aztec art is personally extremely unsettling, but I don't begrudge you not being bothered by it.
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User Info: Raka_Putra

Raka_Putra
3 weeks ago#152
Aww it's out.

Hell yeah I love The Hanged King's Tragedy, I love how...unpredictable where it can crop up, as stray copies are still out there.

And as a theater kid I have a soft spot for theater-based SCPs. There was also another one that's about a high school performance of Urinetown and that one is also delightfully creepy.
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User Info: trdl23

trdl23
3 weeks ago#153
It’s basically The King in Yellow, right?
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User Info: Snake5555555555

Snake5555555555
3 weeks ago#154
Basically yeah (it's mentioned as much in the talk page), but the main difference is the SCP doesn't have to just be read to affect you.
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User Info: Snake5555555555

Snake5555555555
3 weeks ago#155
61. Devilman Crybaby (16 points)
Nominated by: Xeybozn (3/5 remaining)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww06yGPM7Kc

Importance: 4.5
Fear: 5
Snake: 6.5

Devilman Crybaby was a high profile anime released on Netflix last year, a pretty straight adaptation of the manga and critically acclaimed by many. My only experience with Devilman outside of this anime is the PS1 survival horror game, and this is very different from that. It's a very weird, eccentric anime that juggles a million tones at once and doesn't totally bungle any of them. As soon as you start thinking Devilman Crybaby is one way, it throws a curveball at you, and this is as early as like the first 10 minutes of the first episode. A high-school romance anime quickly becomes a balls-to-the-wall action horror fest, complete with scary flashbacks eventually giving way to a straight-up murder orgy that leads to main protagonist Akira becoming the titular Devilman. Okay, maybe I'm getting a little ahead of myself. As mention, Akira is the main protagonist, an overly sensitive high schooler who is best friends with a child prodigy named Ryo, a more adventurous, cold type. Ryo recruits Akira to hunt down demons with him after an experience in the Amazon rainforest, and is actually one the responsible for turning Akira into Devilman due to Ryo calling on a demon for aid. It all makes more sense in context. It's a great set-up and can feel like a drugged out Devil May Cry at times. The art style is a lot more surreal than I expected, and can really be unsettling and can even make you feel dirty at times for watching it. It doesn't ever shy away from violence, and it will linger on the most painful shots, such as in episode 9 when Miki gets brutally stabbed in her back by a gang member, as the blade cuts down her spine in a spray of blood. Then the gang members start parading her body parts around. It's totally disgusting, shocking, and sickening, but it's effective and emotionally serves the story.

I won't say Devilman Crybaby is an anime I'm totally enamored with, but it's bold and fearless in a way I definitely respect, and goes to places you won't wholly expect. Its shock value works for the most part, and it has two great central characters, but it can sometimes forget the subtlety that comes with truly lingering horror, at times feeling more akin to a fever dream. It's a wild ride though that I'm glad I took!
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User Info: OracleGunner

OracleGunner
3 weeks ago#156
It's also actually faithful to the source manga.

It's one hell of a multiverse, you should check out Violence Jack and Devilman Lady if you want to see the continuation. Just be aware it's pretty damn NSFW in some parts and Violence Jack is a slow burn.
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Snake5555555555
3 weeks ago#157
Cool, I will definitely make a note of those for later.
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User Info: Gatarix

Gatarix
3 weeks ago#158
Raka_Putra posted...
Hell yeah I love The Hanged King's Tragedy, I love how...unpredictable where it can crop up, as stray copies are still out there.

Same. I love memetic SCPs in general.
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User Info: Snake5555555555

Snake5555555555
3 weeks ago#159
60. Junji Ito Collection Ep. 1: "Souichi’s Convenient Curse" & "Hell Doll Funeral" (16 points)
Nominated by: OracleGunner (2/5 remaining)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CSlGzwRfak

Note: Since the nomination was for "any episode", I mainly stuck with the first. However, I will also discuss a little bit of the series as a whole too. The ratings below are also for the series as a whole.

Importance: 3
Fear: 6
Snake: 7

The Junji Ito Collection should've been huge. It should've been the definitive anime adaptation his manga stories deserve, but instead it was a half-assed disappointment for many. I don't know, personally I liked it. Do they hold a candle to the original stories? What can most of the time? Like any comic adaptation, I see it as more a separate entity attempting to stand on its own with its own unique voice and style. That being said, the Junji ito Collection is practically 1:1 translations of the manga stories, and as such, if you're not into the animation and coloring of iconic scenes you probably won't find this series very essential.

Let's take the first episode, adapted from "Souichi’s Convenient Curse" (part of Souichi's Diary of Curses) & "A Doll's Hellish Burial", a short story. As stated, "Souichi's Convenient Curse" pretty much follows the manga to the T. I think there's some benefit here to it being animated though. Souichi manages to feel creepier and more awkward than the manga, and there was some cool stuff towards the end with Souichi's spider costume hopping around in a way that felt very unreal. The Ito flair can still be felt despite this being more of a comedic horror episode. It's really hard for these stories not to grab you since they're compelling in a very simple way that appeals to our base instincts, paranoias and fears. The coloring and animation of the episode serves as a nice accent on what is really not one of my favorite Ito stories, but a decently well known one nonetheless. "Hell Doll Funeral" is in and out before you even know it, and doesn't benefit as much from this animation translation. The manga's artwork blows this lame by comparison attempt out of the water, and on the final panel, you just weren't quite sure what you were looking at or what happened and that is extremely freaky. The animated version makes things just a bit too clear for my tastes.

Future episodes I think are better, I just focused on the first, since well, it's a very good place to start. It adapts some more stories from Souichi's Diary of Curses, and really well-known stories like Long Dream, House of the Marionettes, and The Neighbor's Window. There's also an OVA that adapts Tomie. I think this series deserves a second look, to me it it's just fun to see these stories in a new light. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but the soul of Ito always remains in each and every one.
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User Info: OracleGunner

OracleGunner
3 weeks ago#160
Part of me wanted to suggest Uzumaki and drop you in Ito goodness but I figured that the collection would be easier to do. Kinda surprised it got to top 60 tbh.
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