SHANGRI-LA

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  • 56 out of 62 people found this review helpful:
    The near future, global conflict, hackers, and love. Can Shangri-La ever become a reality?
    SHANGRI-LA

    What starts as a scene reminiscent of "Blood in Blood Out", Shangri-La transforms into an Anime that perceives a future where gender does not define you and the questions of a society free for all drives.

    Set in what some may consider a possible near future; Shrangri-La begs to ask how our world will function with Global Warming imminent. The rise and fall of government ...
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  • 34 out of 41 people found this review helpful:
    You am watch dis for pretty; no watch for brain.
    The year is some where in the future (stop me if you've heard this before,) and perhaps even an alternative time line where Tokyo has been destroyed by an earth quake and the forest has taken over most of the world--near violently in fact. There are strange new plants mutating to climb their voracious vines over the skeletal remains of sky scrapers and long gone restaurants, humanity struggles to ...
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  • 6 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Anime show reviews, Shangri-La
    The show overall has a good combination of character development, Storyline development and action sequences. The Show is set in a post apocalyptic future. Humans have been forced to give up much of their cities back to nature. in a effort to reverse global warming. The world economy, is no longer dominated by fossil fuels, but its dominated by carbon credits. The less gasses emitted by a ...
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Shangri-La is Amazing!
    I was skeptical when I first started watching this anime. I saw that it was by Gonzo, so I knew that it had to be good. The more I watched this anime, the more I got sucked into the storyline.
    The scenes and animation is absolutely beautiful. The characters are really well thought out, and they're funny at times without over doing it like some anime can do at times. This is one of the best anime ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Shangri-la reminds me past people iIknew
    I enjoyed the whole show the carbon credit tax laws was a good one. I pretty sure if you’re an environmentalist you may give it a low mark. The deferent type people in this reminded me of a lot of real people I have parted with or meet. All I needed was a famous book writer asking people for blood to drink. It’s worth watching and doing the series in a day or two is the best way to do it. Week to ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Shangri-la versus Last Exile
    Seeing that the talented artist, Range Murata did the character designs for Shangri-La as well as Last exile, I have to admit I love his style.

    Though in Last Exile I'm sure they had different animators, it's apparent that the quality of the characters aren't as refined and well drawn as the consistent quality seen in LE. The overall style and fashion of the anime by itself is Impressive, and ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Shangri-La: Wha!? Something Original!?
    If you've read any of my reviews here on CR or elsewhere, you'll know that one of the things I dwell on is how much cookie-cutter anime bothers me. It doesn't make something unwatchable by itself, but the show will have to do something spectacular to keep my interest. The sad truth is that a majority of anime is this way. I'm proud to say that Shangri-La is an exception.

    I'll start with the ...
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  • 4 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Sorry, not my cup of tea.
    Some may love this anime. It has high points. It has lovely music, impressive animation, a futuristic setting, cool looking and interesting characters. But for me it is just not an interesting story at all. I don't really feel connected to protagonists and the pain they are supposedly suffering. This show is basically about a bunch of impoverished citizens of Japan wanting to get into the this ...
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  • 6 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    Shangri-La, Kurotoki's Review!
    Personal Thoughts
    Well thought out Story by Hiroshi Ōnogi, great visuals and a very in-depth storyline, that with each episode continues to pull you in deeper to it's storyline and as soon as you think you have it figured out, it takes you in a different direction, the BGM is well picked and timed throughout the anime, beautiful art-work by one of my favorite artists Renji ...
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  • A new and creative outlook on a fictional world!
    This anime I started watching because i had nothing else to do, but after the first few episodes i was hooked! Based on a carbon emissions economy, this world in which the main character lives is amazingly creative! This has a driving storyline and is simply amazing, difficult to fully understand at first though.
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