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C: Control - The Money and Soul of Possibility: The Complete Series (Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
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Top Customer Reviews
This series surprised the heck out of me. I didn't expect a whole lot. Sometimes a gamble pays off. This series illustrates that quite profoundly. I was able to get into many of the characters in this series. They are developed pretty well and are very interesting & colorful. This series has excellent animation, voice acting, and a good soundtrack. There is a lot of action, drama, suspense,and a little bit of romance. This series really has a lot going on as well. The plot races along at a very fast speed. It's easy to miss something if you miss even 1 episode. Overall I really enjoyed C: Control. I would like to see a sequel. It would probably be a bit redundant, but it's a great concept. I don't really think this anime will be continued, but it was left open for more if they really wanted to. Anyway, this anime is really good. I highly recommend it to any anime fan. I hope all of you enjoy it as much as I did.
+Good voice acting from both the English and Japanese voice cast, particularly Todd Haberkorn's portrayal of an otherwise bland main character
+Awesome animation--meant for HD viewing
+Does not overstay its welcome
+Story keeps you guessing
+Great battle sequences
+Fights are never added just to make the show more interesting. There is always a point to them, be it character development or to maintain momentum in the plot.
-Flat main character
-"Digitized" filter placed over voices can make the characters from the Financial District initially difficult to understand. However, after one becomes acclimated to the sound it works well.
-Resorts to "technobabble" at times, often oversimplifying economic concepts that could have really added to the show
-Some may find the ending unsatisfying
+/-Could have benefited from a few extra episodes, just because the premise was so interesting that I hungered for more after it finished
Spice and Wolf
This series as a strange and intriguing premise. Betting your current future to find a better one? Losing a game in the Financial Distract means losing your future... really. The visuals were cool, especially the fight scenes.
But in the end, this series was a little disappointing. Kimimaro is the Average Teenage Boy anime character, and even his unusual circumstances don't make him much more interesting. The mechanics behind the Financial District were never really fleshed out or its background sufficiently explained.
C: Control had potential. But despite not being the coolness it could have been, it was still a decent show. At only 11 episodes long, it is a quick watch. It might be worth watching for the cool animation of The Financial Distract alone.
C: Control is a pleasant surprise. It starts off with a great premise that's weakly executed and thinly explained, but picks up speed and intelligence, creating a must see anime. The problem with creating an intricate, philosophical storyline is that if you succeed, you cannot drop the ball and feed us less at the end. Let's get to it.
C: Control selects the recent economic upheaval as its platform to design a fantasy combat world. The premise is sound, but the following story doesn't live up to it for the first 4 episodes. After that, it feels like the writing staff got their concepts in order and the series begins to slay you with gripping financial ideas, leaps in character growth, and revolutionary metaphors. For example, when players battle, the winner usually takes all, growing his bank roll and leaving the opponent bankrupt (cool, but becomes tiresome quickly and motivations remain very basic). This changes! The main character soon meets a wealthy heavy hitter whose combat philosophy is to earn money from his foes, but not to destroy them. He declares that if you take down a big fish, the real world suffers. He is an advocate for bailouts and using money and power to float and sustain the current system (the Responsible Shark). Another character is introduced who is interested primarily in giving to the poor (the Robin Hood of this world), and we explore how genuine and necessary that role is, and how it's also misleading and unrealistic in solving ALL problems. Others are driven naively to support their families through this world, even though when they lose they risk that very family. It's about financial discussions told through fights.Read more ›
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008MSNY7I/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_62Published 4 months ago by Carmen Conley
Both artwork and story was good. In the end he may have won but lost as well. Because it cost him. It was not what he thought.Published 6 months ago by 8888
I would give this anime 3.5 stars. Its got a great concept and the dub is good quality. If you liked Steins Gate you would like this. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lt. Hawkeye