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.
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
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 !
People saying this isn't worth your time just have no taste in avant-garde art, so if you do like surrealist and experimental stuff definitely give this a watch. The first song that plays should be more than enough to engage you.
It was made by Harada as a grade final project and you can really tell because of the quality overall but it serves right to add to the charm. It's more of an art-driven story than the other way round. The way characters speak and act add the perfect dose of surrealism, and the only English subs available are so badly translated that it
enhances the psychotic feeling of the whole OVA.
The socio-political message and background about the protests and airport construction makes for an interesting thought, too, but to me it's mainly the audiovisual part where it succeeds.
If only I knew more anime in this vein, but this is really one of a kind.