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Wed Jul 12 17 09:14pm
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Japanese storytelling is on a whole different level. I don't say american writers arent't capable of writing great stories, the problem here is the american way of taking on a japanese Series. It's the same problem which is currently facing the upcoming Death Note Movie also produced by Netflix (the Trailer are giving us a vibe of the Devil May Cry Reboot which was also westernized in a pretty cheesy way). But it is also a problem of the new Resident Evil 7 where Capcom hired an american writer for the first time.

I have to admit, Castlevania never had the biggest stories. But simply comparing the Netflix Series with Symphony of the Night, one might know what the Series is lacking -Atmosphere-. There simply isn't any atmosphere which catches the viewer. The Series is gory, but there are no characters I felt attached to. The bodycount is high, but I don't feel sympathy for any of the characters. Of course, the Series can still be fun to watch especially for people who like the trashy humor. For me, it is a missed opportunity. They had the chance to create an epic TV-Drama in the Animation Genre. Instead they created a gory Action-Series with unlikeable characters and goofy humor.

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