Very good online comic. Dreamy in style, very sophisticated, with an interesting plot.
I decided not to go to my Monday Group last night, as I’m still rather tuckered out from last weekend. So, instead, I stayed home and watched movies.
I’ve seen three anime films in the past two days: Kaidohmaru, Ghost in the Shell, and The Cat Returns. They’re all about as different as they could be.
Kaidohmaru is an impenetrable Japanese myth; all of the characters have no introduction and the plot makes little coherent sense. Worse, while the samurai fightin’ action is beautiful, the film suffers from some remarkably poor directing choices. Many of the CGI models look just plain bad, and are animated simplistically. Also, the whole thing’s only forty minutes long. If they’d expanded it by just ten or twenty minutes, it might’ve been completely sensible.
Ghost in the Shell, however, is excellent. It’s aged very well, though it’s not quite as amazing as I’m sure it was when it first came out. I wish I’d seen it earlier.
That said, it’s a
The Cat Returns, in contrast, is a screwball comedy action/adventure fairy tale. It’s extremely
Apparently, The Cat Returns was envisioned by Hayao Miyazaki as a small project to “test out” the director, Hiroyuki Morita (who did not work on Digimon, as I had previously thought; that was the director for Howl’s Moving Castle, who left the project). But as the project expanded, Miyazaki and the rest of the staff realized it would be worthwhile to release it as a
Ack, I’m rambling. Enough for now.