So I used to be a huge anime nerd, like back in Jr. High. Appleseed, Ghost in the Shell, stuff like that. I was never a fan of the fluffy crap, I more liked the adult themed, dark film noir stuff. A while ago I read about Tekkonkinkreet, a new movie made in Japan but directed by an American, Michael Arias. So last night while browsing at Boarders I ran across the Blu-ray and decided I needed it, I also picked up the Blu-ray of Paprika but have yet to watch it.
I enjoyed the movie thoroughly, its visual style, its story, and its depth all were amazing. Since I’m not one with words, I’ll let a review from IMDB do the dirty work.
“A moralistic fairy tale set in modern day. Brothers Black and White are orphans and run the streets of Treasure Town, doing what Cats do best, stealing and running. The Yakuza show up and start causing concern. Leaving little Black and sort out the situation. It is unbelievable how good this film is. Nuanced interesting characters are a vehicle for a over arching moral diatribe on cities, the people in them, and how we all deal with each other.”
I also ran across some old pics of when we 1st got the FC. Makes me really wish it wasn’t 10degrees outside