so, I'm not quite sure at all what they were trying to do with this movie but to me it feels totally disjointed and without coherence for the most part. it also feels like a mind-control device at times,with all of the flashing and propaganda. storywise, (SPOILERS) it claims to be about a boy who get's bullied; a boy does get bullied but this isn't necessarily the focus, as this feels secondary to the anti-modernization of Japan statements and imagery. Artwise, this at times, looks striking and has very interesting animation style, but at other times, the art leaves something to be desired and the
animation is done "treadmill-style" with the environment running through the character. sound was only ok, some odd choices for sfx noises, but no real complaints
there is no character development to be found. giving an enjoyment rating was difficult, because I very much did not like this, but I did not hate it, I just felt like my brain was melting the whole time, a la Mars of Destruction
this is the kind of thing that should only be watched with a group of friend.s
Ignore the negative reviews. This little short is great and I feel that it served its purpose well. The protagonist was as compelling as a protagonist can practically be in a work so short that also includes a portrayal of industrialization/modernization. With that said, the work is heavily conceptual and relies on emotional appeal (rather than direct commentary) to deliver its content. As for the sound and art, one can only be so critical of an animation from 1985 with this style. Although flawed, the art and sound did the intended job. Overall, it was definitely enjoyable; I'm glad someone showed it to me before
I disregarded it based on reviews.
This is f * cked up movie, to be completely honest with you guys.
The synopsis talks about a boy that suffers bullying, but that's not the main focus in this movie. This film has other focus without being properly the bullying problem. I do not quite understand the movie but since the score is low and it was reviewed by such low people, it is the normal that the current anime community (Bleach, Nanatsu no Taizai, whatever..) does not kinda understand since this movie is old for this current era. It has sometimes the 360 ° animation (when the camera rotates around the character) but
excluding that, it has such a poor animation (it is so bad that MyAnimeList doesn't know many information indeed).
If you have this as a Plan to Watch do not watch this, just drop this movie or else erase it from your library, is not worth the time.
I eventually give it a 3 since I lost time seing this !
Not impressed nor saddened per-say. I this animation was designed to illustrate suffering taking place during certain modernization periods in Japan. While on one hand government meant well by issuing a more relaxed life it was coming at a big cost for those in the surrounding area of the construction. Solitude for those few towns were being coming a thing of the past. Looking at clear skies again a thing of the past. Heck even sleep was a problem. Many stresses they were faced it is no wonder they ended up revolting. While this is informative but this only relates best to
reality and not the anime.
In the anime non of this goes on per-say even though live footage of it is used. The anime details the encounter or a life documentary of someone's troubles. Not just that but of troubles that he faces are not of his doing. If anything it was something beyond his control. Personally, i would blame genes. Anyways, not only does he have to fight this trouble on a day to day basis but other troubles start surrounding his family which affects him indirectly. Such as sickness and poverty-stricken. Great life for him in a sarcastic manner.