I'm not usually an Anime fan as they
are often way too stereotyped and clichéd for my liking, however
Brave Story somehow hit the spot with me, probably because I've been
in a similar circumstance as our young hero.
The tale revolves around Wataru who
could be considered "nerd" even though the storyline takes place in
a world of Knights and Dragons and when his father runs off, leaving
he and his ailing mother behind, his world goes from bad to worse.
Devastated by a series of bad
circumstances, he ventures into a strange and haunted building that
is the entrance to the world of Vision which is where his fate
finally turns around and gives our unlikely hero the choice of
changing and making the world a better place to live.
With rewards come great sacrifices and
Wataru will make the ultimate sacrifice as he makes a deal
with the Goddess of Fortune for a single wish which is the health of
his mother. With an almost sword and sorcery aspect to it, Brave
Story contains a great storyline with some interesting supporting
cast that truly makes this one of the most enjoyable fantasy movies
that I have watched in quite some time.
Featuring beautiful animation
techniques and some great sound sequences, this is the perfect anime
DVD for the whole family that may not win any rewards in originality
but is good old fashioned fun.
A hero that everybody can relate to!