Entries tagged with “Millennium Actress”.


This is one of my favorite movies, regardless of the fact that it’s an anime. It also happened to be the movie to  introduce me to the genius of Satoshi Kon, but let’s take it from the start. For those who haven’t seen the movie, feel free to read as there aren’t any spoilers.
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shoujo.tsubakiFollowing our recent review of a disturbing horror production, I decided to write about a disturbing horror production of a different sort – a certain indie anime feature film.  I know what you’re thinking – anime films trying to shock the viewer with all sorts of nastiness and breaking all sorts of taboos are actually dime a dozen, but rarely offer anything interesting beyond having those ambitions. Midori aka Shoujo Tsubaki is different. For once, it was all written, drawn and animated in the course 5 years by a single man – a certain Hiroshi Harada, who was a recognized professional animator in the 70s and 80s, but grew disgruntled over the conservatism of the big studios and went solo once he was able to afford it. (more…)