Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past. Comedy tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed. With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time...
"Comedy", also known as "Kigeki" is certainly an interesting position. This short anime (it lasts for only 10 minutes) is one of those, that you won't ever forget.The animation itself isn't rich. Although the background - forests, the castle and fields are all drawn magnificently, the characters seem to be slightly neglected by the animators. You won't see any special features nor details... read more
The only humour this short engenders is unintentional. Essentially a rather serious mood piece, Comedy depicts fighting during the early twentieth century Irish War for Independence as one between swordsmen and knights. This is about as ridiculous as depicting the Pacfic War as a confrontation between cowboys and samurai. As the entire piece otherwise feels quite medieval and the sole... read more