SHANGRI-LA

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4.6
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • It's Stranger in Paradise, but Worth the Visit...
    SHANGRI-LA makes Interesting use of "Carbon Cap & Trade" and it's various fallout as a dramatic vehicle. A fusion of cyber sci-fi and mythic fantasy, with a little Earth-Mother environmentalism thrown in. A pretty good, if not overly-quirky, set of characters, the right amount of action & mystery. The story + character wrap-up strikes a better balance than many other anime series. I recommend ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 0 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Shangri La is not Eden, just like we thought.
    The series is quite biblical in the sense that humans always try to build towers of Babel and the towers always fall. We are human, therefore sinful, therefore our systems are inadequate. The bible tells us this, and yet we refuse to listen and build more towers. I loved the ending because it was hopeful yet not pie in the sky. While humans are sinful, we also have the capacity to hope, which ...
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