Apr 28, 2021
Sometimes you deep dive into forgotten anime and stumble upon things no human being should ever watch.
I found this movie while looking over infamous director Iku Suzuki (the mastermind behind Dark Cat, a contender for worst anime ever) and his career. I was hoping to find something entertaining, but unfortunately this movie is mostly a bunch of boring nothing. The characters are flat as boards, the the art is bland and dull (as is the music), and the plot is vacant of any creativity for most of the movie.
The only reason I'm not giving this a 1 is that around 40 or so minutes in,
the movie finally gets to its' point. It's still pretty generic heavy-handed sci-fi environmentalism, but I at least get the sense that someone wanted to tell this message -- it tried for something. It mildly caught my interest when I was completely checked out of this film, and it's also a pretty wild ending from what was a whole lot of nothing beforehand, so I'll give it credit for that.
I still would recommend nobody watches this movie. It's not interesting otherwise and not worth any payoffs in the slightest -- just a slow, plodding, creatively bankrupt experience created for the sake of making a movie.
If you're looking for something good, this isn't for you. Go watch Nausicaa, it's basically this movie's messaging but in an actually interesting package that people actually wanted to make.
If you're looking for something bad, this isn't for you either. It's certainly bad, but only in the way that it's tediously boring and absent of anything good. Go watch Skelter Heaven, Garzey's Wing, Dark Cat, Cipher, Gibiate, EX-ARM, Master of Martial Hearts or any of the many, many other mind-breaking failures of animation and storytelling found on this website.
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