In a world where reality series are in high demand, an experiment was concocted: take regular folks who have dropped through the cracks in society, brainwash them to believe they are a real family, and see how they function as a family unit. The regular populace was so interested in the idea that this family was put in their own reality series, of course! Living in a closed environment and unaware of the outside world, this dysfunctional bunch do everything they can to remain sane... that is, until they accidentally escape!
Eternal Family is a Studio 4C production. Interestingly enough, as we were watching this both of us kept saying how much it reminded us of End of the World (another short from Studio 4C), and sure enough, when the end credits rolled, it was in fact Studio 4C! This might explain the confusing nature of the OVA, as well as the pacing and randomness that abounded.
The story involves a... read more
Hey look! It’s a dark and stoned Truman Show! … No, it’s not. This series was born as an unorthodox series of 53 little episodes of about 30 secs each and only later made into a whole for commercial purpose.
The general feeling of the world in terms of genre categorization is a dystopian cyberpunk version of our modern world. Everything is dark colored, with rough edges... read more