Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne: The Complete Series (Classic)
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Released across two discs, RIN Daughters of Mnemosyne comes packaged as a pair of thin packs within an outer cardboard slipcase and consists of nearly six solid hours of episode runtime (with many additional special features). The show comes in at a total runtime of 270 minutes and wears an appropriate TV MA (mature, 17+) rating due to animated violence, some rough language, gore, and a whole lot of horror.
Language options are standard sub & dub with both an English dub and original Japanese soundtrack (either in Dolby 5.1 Digital Surround) & the choice of English subtitled if so inclined to turn them on.
Extras include a commentary by the English Cast & Staff, Promotional Videos, Japanese Cast Interview, textless opening and closing songs, and a host of fresh Funimation trailers on the second disc.
The story, which really goes beyond simple classification, goes something like this: Hermaphroditic immortal APOS has an insatiable appetite for the memories stored within Rin Asôgi; a professional and curvy human woman who it turns out is actually several millennium old. Aside from a love of vodka, Rin makes her living working as a private detective with priority on solving some of the mysteries behind her own twisted existence.Read more ›
OK, so should you get this? That depends. In themes it is definitely ero-guro. What does this mean? Ero Guro Nansensu (Ero guro) is a Japanese art movement that started in the 20's and 30's that emphasized the "grotesque." Think Kafka. There is always a lot of erotic imagery, sexual corruption and moral decadence. It doesn't just mean straight-up "gore" it is more about frightening imagery with unnatural, supernatural and horrific stuff. Like turning into a giant insect in the Metamorphosis of Kafka. Its not necessarily violent, graphic or sexual, but it does tend to be this way sometimes...which is the case here more or less.
This series has a lot of violent action and murders in a near future Tokyo...and also some yuri stuff...the lead investigator Rin is an immortal detective or something like that. The animation is top notch, but it is a shorter series so that is kind of to be expected and it is done by a decent studio (Xebec worked on Noein).
Just be sure you are ready for some torture, violence imagery and you might be into this. The themes about immortality and the supernatural make it worth watching, but not if you don't like gore or grotesque imagery.
Its kind of reminiscent of Sola, in the supernatural vibe, but absolutely nothing like it because of the violence and dark vision...I preferred Sola to tell you the truth. I think it is better directed. But this isn't bad either (4 stars), just go in knowing what to expect...Read more ›
After reading over multiple reviews, I was shocked on how some people would give such good reviews, but then some would speak on the blasphemy or graphic nudity in the show. But, still, I wanted to find out for myself and watch the first episode. And I'm honestly glad I did!
It was both exactly what the positive reviews stated but, at the same time (in my opinion) they grade it too harshly. If you have a thing against nudity, this is definitely not for you. Yes, this short series has sex, violence, and nudity in it, but the actual portrayal of it is expertly done. Every aspect of the show is in there for a reason. There's little to no sex or violence just for the sake of it (except for a brief lesbiany scene in the 2nd episode and briefly again near the end of the 5th). Things are there for a reason and if you were to simply take them out because they upset some people, you would lose the art of this work because the sex and violence are brief and not graphically done.
I'm happy I took the plunge and watched this, it has a very thoughtful plot with a fresh artistic spin on some Norse mythology that will keep you wanting for more.
* The show is way above average for an anime; beautiful drawing & color; daring intelligent story. When I say daring, I'm referring to plot developments, not the sexual content. The subject is very adult, buy this is not what most anime fans would consider hentai (as one reviewer did). Echii perhaps; specifically no pubic region is shown, or if shown, it's from a distance, and devoid of detail. The violence is very harsh, but brief. I'd definately give this an NC-17 rating.
* The blu-ray image is very clean & devoid of film grain; but lines are a little soft; I think because that's the look they were going for; it's not a disc production issue. There's no artifacting to hint it was rezzed-up. To see what i consider razor sharp, check out the Angel Burst preview trailer on the same disc.
My main issue with a couple of Funimation blu-ray discs I have ordered so far is that they don't want to play every time. At first I thought it was defects in the disc, or the firmware for my player; but after wiping water on the discs with my fingers, and wiping it dry on my soft cotton t-shirt, they acted fine. Perhaps it's a packaging issue like dust, or an invisible cloudy film that gets on the disc coating? Aggravating but temporary. If anyone has had the same experience let me know;)
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Every now and then, a show comes along that defies categorization. It does something unique, defies expectations, and earns itself a place in history, instead of being forgotten... Read morePublished 2 days ago by James B.
I really like show. I downloaded it from Google play. But I like to watch my anime on DVD. I like blend of horror,comedy,adult contents in the show. The show was only 6 episodes. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Michael Eugene Cloninger
This is definitely in my top ten favorite anime. Love this edition.Published 15 days ago by E. Enscore
Despite being 6 episodes I really enjoyed this anime. Each episode was pretty long and the story is dark and gritty. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tyler J. Coryat
For two immortal women this is a life of ups and downs. One is dying and being revived constantly with a cyborg that never dies with orders to kill her constantly on her trail. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anne Clarkson
Funny and irreverent. A somewhat complicated, but compelling storyline spiced up with adult innuendos. Loved the artwork.Published 2 months ago by Capt Paul E Forbes
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