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Japanese: 緑子
English: Midori-ko
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 24, 2011
Producers: Mistral Japan
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Source: Original
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, DramaDrama
Duration: 55 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.961 (scored by 996996 users)
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Ranked: #94762
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Popularity: #8577
Members: 4,660
Favorites: 9

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One of the must-see gems making its premiere at our festival, Midori-Ko is adored Japanese animator Kurosaka Keita's whimsically nightmarish vision of 21st-century Tokyo on the brink of apocalypse. Ten years in the making and entirely, single-handedly rendered in colored pencil, Kurosaka's fantastical labor of love is a marvel to behold. Emerging from the staggering detail and craft flooding every frame is the story of a young woman who sets out to engineer a dream-food that can put an end to the world's famine. Synthesizing Frederic Back's subtle, haptic textures with Bill Plympton's frenetic mutations and David Lynch's haunting wormholes, Kurosaka’s work still retains its own singular, luminous potency.

(Source: Los Angeles Animation Festival summary)


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Mar 18, 2021
Over the years I have seen the snippets of Keita Kurosaka's work; some may have came across it randomly while exploring, especially the work "Mochibei", which has garnered some notable bewilderment. Kurosaka has a striking style, you know his work when you see it.

To see his style in a fully realized way, through a motion picture, is something I have always wanted to see. Midori-Ko is that achievement, created over the time span of 13 years and over 30,000 drawings.

The trailer sets us up for something ominous already. A girl living in an unnamed place in Toyko in the year 20XX has a fascination with ...
Nov 4, 2020
NARRATIVE: 7.25/10

A short story, yet 50 minutes was all that was needed to flesh out the world and to bring a climactic ending a bit more grandiose than what I would have expected. The preternatural aspect of the film is evident right after the intro sequence ends, and continues right up till the end. I won't summarize the story here, but it was very well paced and features all the story elements / structure you would expect in a feature-length film. While the story, setting, and characters all really do work well together, I felt there were multiple scenes that while entertaining, and succeeded in ...
Feb 11, 2017
This is going to be my first review ever even thought i've already completed a huge amount of different shows, this one had something i just wanted to write about.

Store: 6
I gave the story 6 because it was somehow unclear what the show was about.
just, untill the end when the plant-baby was fully grown and was actually an edible vegeble for all species (that's how i interpreted it)

Art: 8
The art was really creepy, but it was lovely to watch. The thing that most kept my attention was the nightmarish design on the entire show, the abominations and mutationated(mutated) characters had me every time. Their extremely, ...

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