This is supposed to be a serious horror anime. In Hentai, when a giant tentacle monster attacks you, emotions are heard. Later on, it's revealed that it's not limited to just fish, it just originated from them. Despite the complete absurdity of the idea of a mass scale invasion of walking fish, Gyo manages to work decently with it, albeit the viewer is required to take it with a grain of salt. The thing is, Anime can be random, so random, in fact, that anything you can think of has already been animated and made into its own thing.
This makes you pee laughing. We have a pretty female lead, on hoilday with her 'less likable' friends. The last line mirrors a hopelessness throughout. Her motives once the fishpocalypse begins consist solely of finding her fiance, Tadashi. In what little we see of Tadashi he is a reasonable and nice guy, Shirakawa is a nice guy with his own agenda and Dr Koyanagi is our brilliant but slightly insane scientist and exposition dump. I'm betting on escape, but this isn't even really addressed.
This is because his outlandish tales often bear some uncanny resemblance to the traumas of real life, fears of the body and of contamination from our polluted earth. Humans begin to assimilate into fleshy zombie lumps with tentacles jabbing into their anuses as they walk about with bloodshot eyes and little to offer in conversation. In Gyo, when tentacles attack you, you're reading off the script. Then we have the premise. Not really, but in due respect it still has some wildly science fiction based horror elements to it. Those who find it repulsive certainly would not be unjustified in doing so. But the crew member who spoke to Kaori on the ship told her that he believed it was something that was created deep in the ocean.
There are some awesome action set pieces in this film, including a plane crash that rivals anything that Hollywood has to offer, both live and animated. The sound effects were very classic and dramatic, they made for the perfect seasoning for this abomination. If your German is good enough, there is a Region B Blu-ray to be had, although this film deserves to do well enough for Terracotta to revisit it themselves. For me personally, a bit of a watse of time. The sound design beautifully captures of all the disgusting noises, from the metal clang of the legs to the schools of walking fish running through the city. A mad scientist who turns up late in the film is played openly for laughs, all wacky poses and framings.
It's one of his known works to date besides Uzumaki and it's pretty unsettling stuff. Erika is your typical slutty type character who likes to have sex and party a lot. It is questionable whether it actually worked, but I thought the intention of having a mix bag of different art style actually felt nice. I'm not sure what I just watched, although I am quite sure that I won't be putting myself through it again. Japan is an island and therefor isolated.
Essentially, it's just the main heroine, but her two friends should be noted. Something I loved about this movie is that without much setup i was made to hate some of these people so much. Well I beg to differ, but he at least did well at representing the dangers of walking sharks. It was brought to us by Ufotable. That being said, this would make an awesome comedy and god I wish I were being playful.
A fish peeping on the girls making a stalky expression, and it olay gets weirder that's it's not a fish, no no no, bitconneeee--, sorry, got carried away there. It's basically the original plot of the manga. The central concept is akin to cheesy B-rated horror movies. That's really all that I found positive about this. A 4, perhaps, if it's lucky.
Overall: This movie is fantastic for people that are; One: Fans of anime in general and Two: Open-minded. Any chasing scene at all would find he Benny Hill soundtrack to be perfectly fitting. Just avoid it like the plague. On a whole, she's ideal. For what the creators were going for, this simple plot is fine and serves its purpose. During my research I discovered the one major difference between the manga and the anime is that Tadashi and Kaori completely swap personalities and roles, everything from immunity to the Citrus Circus. Lovecraft only partially succeeded due limitations of medium.
In one scene, a stewardess tells passengers to prepare for take-off, and then she walks out of shot only for a voice on a tannoy to announce that the plane was about to land. Now, there is one last big issue I had with the show: Character reactions. I rode somewhere in between mild interest and passing grimaces the whole time. The animation is obviously great due to Ufotable's work on it, but the acting feels flat and lifeless, the plot moves at such a fast pace that it's not possible to empathise with any of the characters when something happens to them, because they're utterly one dimensional and you simply don't care. I also thought it was pretty lame that everyone's careers got switched to film jobs.