Toru is the put upon lackey of an add company and learns about a particular train. He thinks nothing of it, but little does he know that he is more closely connected to this train than he realizes...
Pros: The best part of this ova is the artwork. It has a very classic 80's style that is smoothly animated. It has some good gross/spooky imagery that fit the horror theme. It also does a quirky, comic book style word balloons to represent actions at some points, like the sounds of a fight. I had never seen it used like this in anime before and thought it was interesting. The atmosphere of the horror film was good. I especially liked the pacing and that it had nice long establishing shots to build tension and it tries to have a good pay off in the end. The sound is solid, especially the creepy sound of the train.
Cons: even the art has flaws: all the characters are stylized to the point of being ugly. While the plot is adequate, it takes odd turns and seemed overall lackluster. It has some very silly points that can detract from the overall horror story. The main character is flat, with no real defining features other than being involved with the plot.
Conclusion: this is a popcorn flick to watch once, appreciate for it's quirkiness, and then quickly forget. read more