cody’s review published on Letterboxd:
Creative liberties should always be afforded with adaptations... otherwise, what's the point? A medium's strength should permeate with a piece, breathing new life with unexpected finesse, sometimes even reframing narratives, desires, or themes to further a new message. It's not to be avoided. However (!), this fearfully misinterprets Gyo's intent on fundamental levels, distorting any real connection point possible to an almost unrecognizable degree, reaching for spectacle as the sole push but forgetting that visual decency is a bare minimum for that to succeed. Ugly and vapid. Hopefully Uzumaki gets a better craft.