Romeo X Juliet
This is a story of a young and tragic love, set in the aerial city of Neo Verona. Tyranny rules this island in the sky after the Montague family took control 14 years prior. The disparity among the wealthy and poor is apparent in the present state, the earth dries and water stagnates. The sky itself is wrapped in a deep dense fog. Both Romeo and Juliet`s lineages are of present and past ruling families of Neo Verona. Romeo is the son of the current Montague dictator, Juliet (a beautiful woman) masquerades as a man (Odin), she`s the last descendent of Capulet the previous rulers who were killed by an assasin`s dagger 14 years ago. Her true background is not to be revealed to her until her 16th birthday while being raised by her sister. The cruel hands of fate introduces 2 people who will become "Star Crossed Lovers".
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Genre: Romance, Action, Fantasy, Literature
This series is loosely based on William Shakespeare's work, Romeo and Juliet
This was OK. The background creates plenty of potential for drama, adventure and romance, and I liked the main character, but the insertion of Shakespeare (and more to the point, his characters) into what seems to be a somewhat original romance + swords is more distracting than satisfying. Also, I think I might have enjoyed this more if I were a girl, but unfortunately, we don't have one here at the moment to say for sure.
Second of makeover of classic work, (first being Gankutsuou The Count of Monte Cristo) and I must say that I am more impressed with Romeo X Juliet. It is amazing how they managed to flesh out a 4 act play into a full series and eagerly await more. This gives more background of the strive between the warring families and adding the setting in a fantasy setting is wonderful. Even the bard knwon as William himself appears in the series. It is intersting how much of the actual play they will follow pass the premise.
This animated remake of the classic love story shows much promise. Quite amusing to see William Shakespeare as himself (as) Willy.
Date Reviewed: May 29, 2007 Makeup meeting
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