Nami, probably the best anime that was and will be ever made. If you haven´t seen Nami, you haven´t seen good anime yet. Movie so short, yet containg feeling some series could not show in 12 full episodes. The outstanding story full of clever metaphors is accompanied by even more outstanding revolutional animation which transcends the anime itself and becomes a genre of its own. Nami is one of these anime you just have to rewatch and rewatch again because of how beautifull it is. Similar to Neon Genesis Evangelion, the mind-blowing plot-twist will make your head full of thoughts for at least a month,
you´ll just be unable to think about anything else. Truly an anime everyone has to see, I give this 10/10 and yet I feel like I´m underrating it.
Japan, a country infamous for producing very questionable content; a source of ire to the uninitiated, and equally so, the reason for its adoration for those in the know. Something anime fans like you and I find ourselves being the "in-crowd" partakers of, as we actively explore the medium, consuming new titles that cross that thin line between social acceptance and the absurd. But sometimes, the content we come across can be labeled as "odd," even by the standards established by the land of the rising sun. Content that could even throw jaded consumers for a loop.
Nami was that kind of short. It's 3
minutes that passes the point of absurdity to become mildly disturbing, even comical to some extent. Not quite sure if there's message here, as this stop-motion short doesn't seem to be concerned with establishing anything. If there was a message, it might be alluding to a woman's naturally produced pheromones that comes as a result of not cleaning the "pink taco," as we quite literally see fish swimming towards a lady's private parts. Or maybe it's just a guy with too much spare time on his hands that just so happen to have a passing obsession with stop-motion and fish. With Japan, anything is possible. Either way, you could be the judge of this... "thing."
Nami is a form of an art. It is simply mindblowing.
This anime had a deep meaning. This is my analysis. The story is about a girl searching for enjoyment, but it was backfired when what she searched for coming crazy at her. It caused internal pain to her and she was struggling with every single thing that she had to dealt with. She withstood the pain with everything she had, this can be seen with her facial expressions. Fish represented as problems that she had to deal with daily. The fish came for various places indicating that we, as a human being will have
troubles or problems no matter we go from various sources. Then, all of the problems that caused harm to her built up to the point she couldn't contain the problems, it exploded and she had to pay it with a price and thus her normal life is no more. This depicted that in real life, if we run away from problems, we will eventually "explode" or the actual term is failing at our life. The meaning is that we shouldn't avoid problems but facing with it instead.
The animation they put on this anime is amazingly well done considering that it came out in 2000. The pacing is very fast and it is very clear that everyone could understand and see it. The choice of using fish depicting her problems is pure genius. The movements of the fish are very fluid.
The sound effect in this anime is over the top. The usage of the same sound effect showed that the problems she faced are basically the same but it is something that she can't get over.
The character development is simply fantastic! She at first was searching for some fun like I've mentioned before. But she later realized what she did was wrong. She tried to redeemed herself but it was too late. It bottled up and she wasn't able to get away from it. I am sure if there's ever a sequel, she would become a better person.
The anime makes you think deeper. Look things at different perspectives and never judge it without thinking about it critically. I analyzed this anime with every single neuron in my brain that I have. I really did enjoy this. It was- no, it IS still a masterpiece to this day.
I highly recommend you to watch this because it challenges your intellect. The director wanted to see either him or the viewers have better eyes.
Nobody has to be a genius to know when you encounter content that may be "rare" and also very, very "indescribable" perhaps because these contents were not made for you and only did so as a hobby that somehow ended to come to you when least expected or wanted.
Now the more interesting question is: What is it the content with which you had the "amazing" luck to find ?. A "movie" (if it can be considered one) to 3 minutes long about a fish with stop-motion animation ... trying to attack and rape someone ?.
To be honest: I have no
idea, I could not stand and I immediately started to read a book to the first half minute, removing the sound and I forgot that I was watching the video and when I realized I had already spent 10 minutes after the video ended and I'm glad I did.
In the end all depends about how you are going to consider the time you spent watching "this", but personally, I do not recommend it, because you could save three minutes from preventing watch pure garbage and use them with more important things.