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Angel's Egg

Alt titles: Tenshi no Tamago

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Synopsis:

In a dark and largely abandoned city a little girl wanders in search of something – beneath the folds of her dress she carries a mysterious giant egg. While living on the streets, she encounters a lonesome warrior who has forgotten his past and his purpose and, like the girl, travels aimlessly. Now they journey together, mistrustful of each other whilst sharing in the silence of the city. But who is the little girl? Who is the warrior? And what form of creature lies sleeping inside the egg?

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Yoshitaka AMANO Character Design
Mamoru OSHII Director
Yoshihiro KANNO Music

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Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Angel's Egg VivisQueen 8/10 Nov 2, 2009
Tenshi no Tamago VivisQueen 8/10 Nov 2, 2009
Angel's Egg kamenoko 8/10 Aug 11, 2006
Tenshi no Tamago kamenoko 8/10 Aug 11, 2006

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Angel's Egg SadisticTendencies 8/10 Feb 20, 2012
Tenshi no Tamago SadisticTendencies 8/10 Feb 20, 2012
Angel's Egg absenz 10/10 Dec 5, 2009
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Night on the Galactic Railroad

Night on the Galactic Railroad
  • Movie (1 ep x 110 min)
  • 1985

Giovanni is a young cat with a troubled childhood -- he is bullied in school, and waits patiently day after day for his father to return from his journey. One festive evening, Giovanni and his friend Camponella find themselves aboard a great train which takes them to the edge of the universe and back. However, in the midst of the sights and wonders, Giovanni soon begins to discover that the train's purpose might be much different than it appears.

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kilrothi

Angel's Egg and Night on the Galactic Railroad tell interesting stories, though you're not sure at the beginning what they're going to be. The use of imagery and zoom-in scene changing enhance the surrealness of the movie. Suspend your disbelief and go with the flow!

wolfangel87

Angel's Egg and Night on the Galactic Railroad are all focused on the surreal aspects of the scene trying to tell the story.  A very artistic approach!

Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor

Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor
  • OVA (1 ep x 21 min)
  • 2007

One dark and blustery night, a lone doctor is called to a village ten miles away in order to help with a sick patient. Quickly losing his servant to ill-intentioned hands and whisked away upon frightening horses, the doctor meets his young and ailing patient under the scrutinizing eyes of his family. It is here that the doctor will try to discover the root of the boy’s illness and also try to make some sense out of his own psyche.

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VivisQueen

Both these shows will frustrate any attempts at discerning coherence and structure. Rather, they’re dark, strange, and sinister works that appeal to our subjective interpretations. If you liked either Angel’s Egg or A Country Doctor, you’ll find the other highly appealing. Both deliver gorgeously stylised animation, moody atmospheres, and plenty of symbolism to fuel our contemplative silences.

Kaiba

Kaiba

Welcome to a world in which memories can be transferred from body to body; old painful memories can be removed and replaced with new ones, and the poor sell their bodies to the rich to survive. Waking up one day, Kaiba finds himself in a strange place with no memories of his past and a mysterious hole in his chest; the only clue as to his identity is a locket with a picture of a girl hanging from his neck. Armed with this token, Kaiba must now travel across the galaxy to discover who he is and what the girl in the locket means to him; however, his journey will bring him into contact with many people whose lives have been tragically affected by the manipulation of memories. All too soon it becomes clear that something is very wrong with this world…

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xaemar

Kaiba and Angel's Egg are definitely surreal and exprimental shows. They have more depth than most animes and have many symbols.

In Angel's Egg, it's about a girl exploring a dark and esoteric world. Kaiba is about a "cameleon" (because people can change their bodies) also exploring a strange world.

The plot in Kaiba is more clear, but your mind will need to work at full speed for both animes! Also, you will experience many emotions.

Finally, both shows have great atmospheres, something psychedelic, something dark, something poetic...

If you liked either Kaiba or Angel's Egg, please, watch the other!

Kino's Journey

Kino's Journey

In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others' ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.

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xaemar

Kino's Journey and Angel's Egg have dark themes but are also quite peaceful. Both principal characters are a girl who is traveling and seeing beautiful landscapes. Both anime are philosophical and make you think; they are so well done and far from typical anime that if you liked one, I'm sure that you will like the other!

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Neon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Evangelion
  • Movie (1 ep x 87 min)
  • 1997

End of Evangelion is an alternate ending to the Evangelion TV series (replaces episodes 25/26). In this powerful conclusion, the final battle against the Angels is fought, and questions are finally answered. The fate of the world lies with Shinji, but how will he act?

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Rar
If religious imagery displayed in bizarre and confusing ways is what you're interested in, then these two certainly have plenty. Be warned, Evangelion won't make sense unless you see the series, and Angel's Egg just plain won't make sense.