?

Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile Previous Previous Next Next
LOL, False Alarm :D - The Greatest Defender of Earth Ever - Kurtis
senyuu_yo
duo_aurion
LOL, False Alarm :D
6 entries || Defender's Log
Comments
sesshy_is_sexii From: sesshy_is_sexii Date: April 18th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, oh sweet sanctuary. I thought something was amiss after I mentioned the credits... That add TOTALLY freaked me out...

Anyway, comment time from what you told me:

-Kurtis... and evil? Duo, I think you'll agree with me when I say, that's blasphemy. It's one thing if he is self-righteous for his own beliefs but... Kurtis really DOES invoke Justice. He calls himself the 38th Defender of Earth with pride. One of the reasons he wanted to replace Gordon in the game is because he felt, in the name of Justice, Gordon wasn't doing his job. So Kurtis decided to step up and help protect all he knows.

Admittedly, when we're first introduced to Kurtis, we find out he is against Gordon, and because Gordon is supposedly "GOOD", to say that makes him "EVIL" is wrong though... Kurtis is merely another Defender who wants to see the job get done.

-His hair... Perhaps it's because we're treated with nothing but a... side/angle view of him in the game, it would be hard to draw everything. Although, it shouldn't have been too much of a challenge... You're just keeping it in the same form and seeing a different side of it... Pending on when I see it, I may feel some of the animators are a bit incompetent.

-His nose, which was already quite long in the game, would have an awkward transition stage to anime, I'm sure. I think it's really just the end of it that would get accented because of the way his nose normally juts out. They may have given him more of a hook nose... I haven't seen it so I'm not sure.

Thank you for all of this! Of course, I may not be too thrilled watching his character(I will but...) if you actually thought of him as malicious... That seems to off-putting when talking about Kurtis... And him grinding Gordon’s head into the dirt seems petty…
From: duo_aurion Date: April 18th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, I definitely agree with you on the "evil" note. He and Gordon got into a fistfight, Kurtis roundhouse-kicked him to the floor, and put one foot on Gordon's head and ground it against the roof of Gordon's ship. It looked very painful, albeit very cool. Even though it was something I knew he wouldn't normally do, it was awesome to see. But...I mean, Kurtis abducted Jennifer and modified her in the game, but he never, ever held her hostage. That was all Carter. In the anime, he holds Etna and Flonne hostage and takes the time from Laharl's hesitation to beat him into the dirt with an angel weapon. It's too dirty a trick to be used by Kurtis. I don't like Kurtis's attitude in this anime.

I didn't think it was bad to have some of his hair going in different directions; I was just used to seeing it all go in one direction. I got used to it very quickly. But...the animation really ISN'T very good...for instance, Laharl's eyes will change size about four times throughout a scene, and his hair will be varying lengths. Overall they were very inconsistent, and this is just made more obvious by the sudden differences in Kurtis's hairstyle. It is definitely a little different from the game, even when it's all going in one direction, though. It's not really noticeable and he still looks good, so I'm not complaining.

Actually, his nose is varying lengths as well. There are some cases where it's very prominent, especially from side views, and then there are times when it's not nearly as prominent. It's definitely not hooked, but it does seem to be a little longer than it originally was. They really picked a single physical attribute from all of the characters and really emphasized it, like Laharl's scarf, for instance, or Jennifer's chest. They made certain body parts of certain characters a LOT more noticeable, and this, too, I think was a mistake, because sometimes Laharl's scarf is so distracting it takes away from the action.

In conclusion, Kurtis is still hot and it's the animators' fault for doing a rush job and making everyone inconsistent except for Thursday, who seems to be very much the same all the time. GO THURSDAY...his voice in Japanese is soooo cute <3
sesshy_is_sexii From: sesshy_is_sexii Date: April 18th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hm... Still hot, eh? I guess I don't have to worry as much as before... Personally, since the inconsistency is VERY noticeable, I think the animators did do a poor job… The only excuse I could see for having the animation break away like that is in a fighting anime. And even then, they usually try to make it look good like all the others… I know it’s one style and all, but I think I find it all a bit awkward because I’m used to the game animation.

Laharl’s scarf has always been a beef with me because it almost swarms his whole character some times… It’s okay that he implements it into his fighting style but I think, already four episodes into the series, he relies on it a little too much… Er, I tend to be a stickler for the game so… You can just ignore that.

Honestly, I knew Kurtis would have a lot of trouble being adapted because of all the others… I’m glad you can get used to it easily, that was another one of my worries actually.

I think, due to the anime’s length, they wanted to show, right away, that Kurtis is against Gordon… However, they obviously aren’t portraying him well… I agree with you that some of those would/are pretty awesome but it’s strange because Kurtis is… well, Kurtis. Kurtis’ attitude is learning towards determined, devoted to his cause, and for the sake of good… But like I said, they probably wanted to make it look like he was another obstacle. If they bother to even mention Kurtis’ back story I’ll be very surprised… I also hope they won’t ruin it if they do. It is tragic, but Kurtis also uses that as a means of motivation to keep doing good… From what I’ve heard, I hope they just avoid it all together…
From: duo_aurion Date: April 18th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I heard they did, in fact, mention his backstory, but I haven't actually watched Episode 10 yet. I was going to, but I figured I'd better post the safeness comments first. I'll start now and wait for his backstory, and post my complaints/compliments on it when that part is over. The rest of the episode is nothing to me XP unless he dies...v_v
sesshy_is_sexii From: sesshy_is_sexii Date: April 18th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
All right. Thank you!
From: duo_aurion Date: April 18th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's all set XP I posted it under a new entry.
6 entries || Defender's Log