A typical Gonzo production, full of visual imagery and eyecandy, but totally lacking in spirit, originality and rewatch value. This first Gonzo movie production really shows off the mastery of it’s visual department, and at the same time, the ultimate suckiness of it’s storytelling department.
Having a man vs. nature theme, typical of a lot of original anime movie productions, Gin Iro is set in a world where plants have developed a form of sentience and are now the superior life form on Earth, with humans being forced to strike off a cooperation with the forest to live.
So then here, this guy, Agito, meets girl, Tula, where the girl is actually from the past before the plants took over and holds the key to reset the world, which antagonist, Shunak, wants. Tula decides to follow Shunak and Agito gets SSJ’ed by the forest and rescues Tula and manages to save the day in the end. The End.
Yeah, so that’s the basic plot. The creative department actually did manage to create a very interesting and deep setting, with the plants and humans, but they didn’t explore it much further and instead it becomes just a mere plot device.
The plot itself is… well… boy meets girl and saves world type of plot, so there’s not much depth. Character development is handled extremely bad and is shallow at best description. We are expected to actually imagine their own character development and the show has a feel of being a 24 episode TV series script cut in to a 90 minute movie one. Gonzo could’ve pulled off another Last Exile with this script to be honest, but instead they made this failure of a movie.
Worth a watch, if for a bored Thursday afternoon and it’s lavish visual fest, but don’t expect to be “wow”‘ed or have your life changed after this movie.