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Oct 5, 2009 2:04 PM

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This is a movie geared towards those who like to think about life, and the importance of living, making memories and what would happen if those memories are taken away from us. In essence what would become of the human race if one day we lost all memory of even the most basic things. Its very philosophical and although the pace of it is very slow it does contain action scenes. After all if we had no memories what would become of us? What would we really do and would be do things differently if given a second chance?

I really enjoyed this movie. Its a bit dark but good.
Dec 23, 2009 8:37 PM
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i enjoyed the movie too but on this site, this movie is pg-13

that cant be right :{

Feb 7, 2010 2:11 PM
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Yes I agree, this is a very deep, thought provoking film. It's my all time favorite film. It's very philosophical. I liked what it had to say about the human race, and although it's very dark, it also has some really uplifting moments in it. It's very touching, like with the part about Johnny dieing :(. Or the Little John and Sue parts (soo saaad!! I almost cried the first time). And when Lisa jumps out of the jeep and runs back to Mr. Simpsons I want to brake down and cry every time! This is a very profound and emotional film. it hit syou in the heart and in the head. I liked the little Plato and Aristotle tidbits it had too.
Dec 20, 2010 5:37 PM

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woot woot for sex with a hot alien chick
Jan 17, 2011 9:39 PM

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This was a great movie.
An amazing movie with deeply moving ideas.

And then it fucking gave up. And rolled over.

The questions it was asking not of itself but of its viewers. Gone.
The questions it posed on itself and all of humanity. Overwritting.
The Alien who spoke of not using greater power to control others...guess what her race did.

I just can't believe that. The pointless sex scene I can forgive. The unlikeable characters. I can forgive. Shitting on the message and theme of your movie without even trying to expand on WHY the aliens posed such hypocrisy....
Jun 13, 2011 12:51 PM

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Simply_Waiting said:
woot woot for sex with a hot alien chick
Why'd he do it with the woman who was behind this whole memory wipe and in "the human way"?
Aug 11, 2011 12:55 PM

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I thought it was nice. Maybe it would've been better served as a 6-episode OVA like most anime movies, but nice all the same.
Sep 12, 2011 10:55 AM

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The movie was great until about 3/4 length when the rest was a little bit rushed. Never mind sex scene,
i was a little confused . I agree that the story would be better if it was made to OVA or just a longer movie , still its worth watching
Nov 18, 2013 12:03 PM

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^ I don't know why but when she said that they would know the answer in an hour I thought of pregnancy test, there's no definitive answer about that part though, that's what came to my mind at the time
Mar 2, 2016 3:38 PM

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couldn't tell if person with white hair if is he or she , old art hurt my eyes

Aug 20, 2016 10:30 PM

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Jumble of shallow unexplored ideas with shoehorned action with the Guardian and shoehorned romance with Sophia. Really bad movie that goes nowhere well asking very basic philosophical questions exclusively. Premise and concept are all this movie had going for it.
Nov 26, 2017 3:11 AM

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i guess that he didn't shook her hand at the end so no need to wait for the extra hour to know that hoomans didn't get their memories back.
btw that was hardly a sex scene lmao. the setting is in america, imagine if it was in japan. instead of sex she would've bowed to him lmaoooo
Dec 17, 2017 4:17 PM

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It would have been better as a multi-episode OVA. It just did not flow well as a movie.

The robot was just LOL after the first scene. I mean... oh I'll go after this guy with some tracks... nope... ok let's try some wheels... yea satellite, you work for me now...

Dude banged the alien chick and she left... how ya gonna repopulate the earth like that? Head back for that blonde!

3/10 (not good)
Feb 13, 2018 1:34 AM

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Interesting and atmospheric yet flawed movie... until the scene of revelation.
"We thought it would be interesting to see how ya all would behave if we nuke mankind to ice age!" she said.
"Okay" regular Japanese highschooler replied.

How can anyone take this film seriously after that is beyond me.
Still, +1 for sex with a hot alien chick.
Aug 21, 2018 2:52 PM

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A post-apocalyptic road-movie, starting on a good concept offering some interesting cases, sadly interspaced with random action scenes & a continuous robot chase, the whole thing being badly packed together. So much time could have been instead used to explore the ideas that are too lightly presented here.
Pretty charadesign (better rendition of the original illustrations than for the 80s Vampire D) and paints, some awkward animations standing out. The very bland directing makes a lot of scenes look worse than they actually are. Special mention for the irritating action music tracks.

Enjoyment: 4/5
Score: 5.5+/10

I need to read the original short story to see if the collapse is due to the adaptation ! (although I don't like Kikuchi's writing)

PS: three writers to adapt a 250 pages story?!
Modified by Rei366, Aug 21, 2018 4:42 PM