It is the year 2267, and all that is left of humanity now lives in the 'Eden colony', a domed metropolis on the moon. Earth has long since been abandoned after a cataclysm left it uninhabitable... or so the inhabitants of Eden are led to believe. But when a young boy named Takeru discovers a photograph of a girl which appears to have been taken on Earth, he begins to doubt that this is the case. With the help of his friends, Takeru decides to visit Earth in search of the girl; despite the fact that it is against the strict laws of the colony and despite not knowing what awaits him there...
Freedom is an easy going sci-fi teen adventure around ecology and propaganda. The basic story is ok but the overall presentation is too easy going to matter.
With designs by Katsuhiro Otomo of the Akira movie fame, the entire movie is made to look as much like that movie as possible as a cheap attempt at making the retro fans to like Freedom as much as they did Akira. It is otherwise not close to... read more
A lot is made, when discussing Freedom, of Otomo Katsuhiro's involvement. Less often is it mentioned that Otomo was only involved in the character and mechanical design process, and apparently either resigned from the project (his story, though he refuses to comment further) or really was only hired for the designs and left on schedule (Nissin's story.) Either way, the OVA seems to get... read more
|Freedom Prologue||DVD Special||2006||Prequel|