Kaiba

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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Same director as Devilman Crybaby, somehow even more insane.
    A Masaaki Yuasa original and one of his most imaginative works. It's got great visual world-building with few exposition dumps, interesting and complex characters, and a story that will blow your mind (just as soon as you can figure out wth is going on).
    The story starts with an amnesiac protagonist finding himself wandering a world where memories can be sold, bought, and stolen, and for the ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    An artistic achievement with surreal emotional weight
    So this series is a 2008 cult classic, directed by Masaaki Yuasa (now most famously known for directing Devilman Crybaby) and animated by studio Madhouse. It has a unique animation style that's somewhere half-way between a more Western animation style and the sorta' "sketchy anime look" that many animes had in the 2000s. There's a lot of motion and "cartoony" exaggerations to the movement to make ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    One of the all time greats...
    Kaiba is one of the most amazingly original shows that I've ever seen... The artistic style, music and story all pull together into a truly unique work that begs to be seen and given serious thought and consideration. I'm so glad to see it finally being made available on Crunchyroll, and hope that people will take the time to see it through to the end.

    If you're a fan of Stanislaw Lem, or ...
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  • Fantastic show, glad to see it on here!
    I've always been saddened that there was no way to legally watch Kaiba through a streaming service, I'm happy to see it on here finally! Now I can have a much easier time recommending this gem of a show!

    Any fans of Devilman:Crybaby owes it to themselves to watch this and see how Yuasa's unique art style has grown.
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  • Simply a must watch anime.
    Don't let the visual style fool you..this is not a show for children, the plot is dark and you have to pay close attention in order to understand it. I was very late to the party on watching this but even 10+ years later it definitely stands the test of time.

    If you haven't seen it, I recommend that you do.
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  • This show is amazing!
    I watched this years back, and it changed my life. The experiences you will find in here are not for kids, and the style is not what you expect for anime. It is however, without a doubt, among my top 3 anime of all time, and I often list it as my number one.
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  • The fragility of memory
    Kaiba takes place in a future where memories and bodies can be cleanly separated from one another, sold or stolen, and rejoined to other bodies and memories. Identity is fluid and malleable, shifting at a whim if you have the means. Against this backdrop, Kaiba shows us the wonder and despair of everyday lives: poverty, revolution, deceit, love, death, and salvation.

    Easy lines, a soft palette, ...
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  • An absolute masterpiece
    This is my first review on Crunchy roll, and man, I couldn't have chosen a better show for my first one. When we are first introduced to our protagonist, Warp, who is a soft spoken boy with a hole in his chest. He clearly has no idea what happened or what is happening, but it seems that no one else around him seems to care about the hole in his chest. The only clue that Warp has is the lock socket ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A special anime different than the rest
    Kaiba, a spring 2008 anime produced by Madhouse and directed by Masaaki Yuasa, is a 12-episode anime that is different than the rest. It received an Excellence Prize for animation at the 2008 Japan Media Arts Festival, and for good reason as the animation is awesome. The animation has character, it's simple without precise lines, and is reminiscent of older days.

    The plot is interesting, and ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Amnesia done right and a bittersweet favorite. (No Spoilers)

    From Masaaki Yuasa (Mindgame, The Tatami Galaxy, [Devilman: Crybaby]) and featuring an evocative synth score by Kiyoshi Yoshida (The Girl Who Leapt through Time), Kaiba is a science fiction love story with a unique visual style and an undercurrent of existential longing.

    What is our memories? Our spirit? Our soul? What makes us... us?

    The story starts with a young and ...
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