29 September 2017 | ruyei
A unique animation for those looking for something new.
Note, this review is for the VRV version which has this in English and French subtitles as well.
Last Man is best described as unique animation with American, French, and Japanese influences. For those of you who are familiar with the comedy "Archer" this has a similar sense of humor but in a dramatic action series. Episodes have titles such as "You're an Asshole Aldona" and characters will tell others to "Get out of my mom!" Yet despite the raunchy humor there is a good story here. Richard Aldona is a lovable aimless bachelor who finds himself protecting the daughter of an old friend from a supernatural gang of sorts. It reeks of crime noir but with modern sensibilities and plenty of throwbacks to nostalgia such as Blaxploitation films, 80's music, Walk-mans, and of course 90's anime. The original French dub is the most dramatic version, while the English version is the most hilarious due to the camp factor. I like them both equally, and this comes from a person who normally prefers to watch media in their original language.
This is for someone who wants to try something new. If you are not patient with this it may be off-putting with it's unique storytelling, juvenile humor, and brutal violence. If you are open-minded however...enjoy the show!