She The Ultimate Weapon
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Separated in the chaos when their city was bombed, students Shuji and Chise's lives are shattered despite the actions of a mysterious defender. After reuniting with Chise in the ruins, Shuji is horrified to discover that she is no longer the girl he knew. Twisted and reshaped by nightmarish science, her body has been transformed into something that isn't completely human: a living weapon! And even worse, the remaining facets of the person she once was seem to be fading away. Can Shuji continue to feel love for the shell of the person Chise once was? And how long can Chise's soul endure inside a device whose only purpose is to kill? As the fires of war burn, a young woman teeters on the brink of becoming the engine of the final apocalypse in SHE, THE ULTIMATE WEAPON!
- Package Dimensions : 6.77 x 5.28 x 0.51 inches; 2.96 Ounces
- Director : Kase, Mitsuko
- Media Format : Subtitled
- Release date : October 26, 2021
- Studio : Section 23
- ASIN : B09BF9GHK5
- Number of discs : 2
- Best Sellers Rank: #150,440 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The animation is ok for what it is. Though it does feel like the quality was cut in certain areas. Many scenes have no detail or movement. Everything seems plain or rushed.
I can't say the characters really draw you in. Shuuji constantly belittles Chise. He comes off as quite a callous jerk for someone who is supposedly in a relationship with her. And the writing really lays on the "you're nothing but a weak stupid girl" mentality. Perhaps the writers do try to explain that neither character has much experience in relationships. And they are just high schoolers. But even so, I just feel like the dialog and actions they take don't make a whole lot of sense and many things are forced. So far, there's no reason as to why Chise is so timid. Their families and family life is glossed over. Their friends only seem to be there to provide an attempt at comedy to lighten up the rest of the show. There just isn't a whole lot of development.
And there in't much of a plot either. As other reviews have pointed out, there's no rhyme or reason as to why Chise was chosen instead of some trained military member. It wasn't even some freak accident like some other series use. The military just stalked, abducted, and abused her in secret. Her family isn't notified by the military, and don't even notice her clothes are constantly being torn up or that she's constantly covered in bandages. Oh, but she does have a curfew! And why doesn't the military take better care of their "Ultimate Weapon"? Why don't the citizens notice what's going on when the military randomly shows up in Chise's neighborhood telling her to scramble? Who are they even fighting?
I'm going to finish this series, but I don't have high hopes from what I've witnessed thus far. So many holes, and very little substance...
Brilliantly written on the level of actions, reactions, and the hell of war, it lacks seriously in making sense as to why the whole world is at war against the whole world, not to conquer but to simply destroy it. There have been times in human history when that is almost the case, but here it gets backed up by ecological issues, then hammered in with geologic issues, and then, as if that was not enough, a layer or mystical happening is applied on top of that, that it is just the "end of time."
It carries through the horror of war, the pain, and how it seems to be a point of no return.
Then it plays with love, emotions, and no way for anyone in the world to survive this because the planet will just shake them to death, too. This means it is incredibly brilliant on the level of the hell of war, growing up in that hell, and how human love can manage to force its way past that barrier.
The nonsense of the whole world just trying to kill each other goes way, way, way beyond anything we have ever done, and then a form of ecological collapse (shown by both plants dying and the fish being fished out) comes in to put an end to things, but that isn't enough, the earth just has to shake everything on it to death.
Enough of it is brilliantly handled well enough to get it a nine out of ten, but if there had been any common sense in the creation of a super human/machine warrior it would have helped, and that it just kept piling on the bricks was too mucch to make it a ten out of ten.
This is NOT for the emotionally immature, which might really disqualify it for many legally adult aged viewers in addition to the kids.
Like I said, five out of five because it is too good to be a four, but a nine out of ten for going overboard in the heavy hand of fate side.