I apologize in advance for my rambling because I'm incapable of coherent speech now. I...I discovered this...thing...last night (don't know if I'm the only person here who has never heard of this anime version...) Now I need to bleach my brain. Oh my God just...what is this??
My view may be biased because: (1) I'm not an anime fan (2) because of that, I didn't plan to watch the whole thing and actually I only picked some death scenes, or supposed-to-be death scenes (3) and because of that there may be some misunderstandings. And if that's the case please feel free to correct me!
Before I start to rant I have to say that there's one thing that I absolutely love. The Bishop appears in the finale.
Yes yes yes just yes. This is what should have happened in the musical. I've had this mental image since forever and now it becomes a reality. His appearance really makes my day!
What I really can't accept is...Javert
. I watched the last episode (Valjean's death) first and there is a weird man (with "I am a villain!" written all over his face) murmuring in front of Valjean's grave. I tried my best but I couldn't make a logical assumption of who he is. I thought "Of course he can't be Javert. Javert is dead and he is not a villain!" Words cannot describe how shocked I was when I discovered that man is exactly Javert. I can never understand why Javert is portrayed that way and why he isn't dead
! So I found the bridge scene. Javert just rambles for a looooooong time and...and then the sun rises and he goes back. Nothing happens. Oh my God why? Seriously I wanted to push him off the bridge at that moment. Poor, poor Javert, what have those anime makers done to you? *hugs book and musical Javert* *turns to TAC suicide for some comfort*
And then Gavroche. My reaction was exactly the same as everyone at the barricade ("what the hell is going on?"
) when a white dog which suddenly comes out of nowhere drags him away...and brings him to Cosette! This doesn't make any sense to me. I was thinking "well, at least the first part of the death scene looks good..." when suddenly he opens his eyes
. I was totally speechless.
And Enjolras...dear God, I wasn't prepared for an Enjolras lying on the floor waiting for the gunshot! The scene shifts to Valjean and Marius after Grantaire's appearance, which gave me an impression that Grantaire will save Enjolras and they will both survive. I thought "no, this is getting more and more ridiculous: first Javert, then Gavroche, and now Enjolras and Grantaire?!" So I actually sighed in relief when the guards finally shoot them.
The death scenes of Valjean, Fantine and Éponine (I looooove it!) are quite good though. But Javert really sucks in every possible way and I'm not OK at all with this.