1: MANV 1164 Dub
2: MANV 1170 Dub
The Dark Myth
This recounts the story of Takahashi (no
relation) and his collection of snake marks. On
collecting eight of these marks, it is said, he
will become either the ruler of the universe or
the saviour of all mankind.
The story in part one finished with Takahashi
being followed off into the wild by the "hungry
ghosts" (shades of The Laughing
Target?), supposed immortal beasts once
human. Giving chase is Kikuchihiko and his merry
band, whose number decreases every time he tries
to interfere, and Takeuchi, a mysterious old man
who knows more than he lets on. In the second
episode, Takehashi is introduced to a lady in an
egg who seems to go to pieces over a mirror, and
eventually finds out Kikuchihiko's dark secret,
one that will affect his decision in the future.
Very wordy. This story comes of the same legend
that fuelled Shirow's Orion which also
got wordy. While Orion was saved by a
sprinkling of humour, The Dark Myth is
very dry and will only appeal to people with
insatiable needs for facts and figures; bean
counters. Overall, the animation was plain, the
story over-elaborate, the action lacking and the
charas two-dimentional and dull.
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