Watched Ep 1 of the Ouran Drama! (finally)
I wasn’t one of those who was expecting it to be terrible >:P
dem blasted haters!! so of course I liked it…but I always try not to let my undying love of ouran and Yamamoto Yuusuke make me biased~
The twins were the most natural to watch. OH GOD. I just applaud them to make the whole twincest thing look believable when they need to. I think rest the casting is great too (and I’m proud of those who like the casting and don’t make stupid remarks like ‘oh, they’re ugly so it’s not good enough’. GEEZ people! they will never look like anime characters, get over it!)
But in the end, I think a lot of the acting suffered from the bad direction. Having Haruhi stare wide-eyed at everything or Nekozawa act like some black blob in a white house or tossing cheesy graphics that Tamaki has to react to is just really difficult to make it seem naturally hilarious.
The editing could use a lot of work (yes, it is my forte, so I will nitpick on it). The music/sound editing could be better, no, it NEEDS to be better…it would help with dramatic comedy without relying on
really terrible video effects. (even simple things like gong sounds at a “WTF” moment) And it ends up lessening the power of the heartfelt moments too, when they would suddenly cut out the music or fade too quickly. With this terrible flow, it just didn’t feel completely right…and made worse by inserting cuts of characters making the 8O doesn’t help.
i know i tend to point out the bad instead of the good…but hopefully it won’t deter you from watching it ;) 1st episodes are usually a little rough, so when they get into character development, I bet it’ll slow down and adjust really well, because I believe in the cast <3 (really, who cares if they aren’t blonde? blonde IRL in japan are like…gangsters, not princes. get over it.)