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What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty and sadness of love, the pain and regret and joy of the Japanese people and their film, through this film: Millennium Actress.
Though the treatment of the story and feel of Jin Roh and Millennium Actress are rather different, both focus around a fragile relationship between male and female leads, and have a strong revolutionary undercurrent. Also despite being set in modern worlds, feature strong metaphorical and reality bending narratives, if you enjoy the style of one the other should appeal too.
Both films have historical settings and have engaging plots. If you feel like watching something with much more substance than most anime, then these films are for you.
With their father serving overseas in the Navy towards the end of the World War 2, Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are living as normally as they can. One day during a firebomb raid on the city their mother suffers fatal wounds and the two siblings' lives are turned upside down as they go to live with a relative. After suffering the cruel treatment of their aunt, who makes it clear that their very presence is a nuisance, Seita and Setsuko decide to leave and go to live in an abandoned bomb shelter. With no one else to rely on, Seita and Setsuko try their hardest to live from day to day. Though when food becomes ever more scarce and no one is willing to sell what little provisions they have, life for the pair is increasingly difficult. Then when Setsuko falls ill, Seita begins to realize just how fragile life is...
While not necessarily similar in content, they are both animated in a way that makes you think of listening to a story your grandparents told you about when you were younger. Visually well executed, and both extremely well written. Gives a great glimpse into the past.
A dark and bleak look at a world changed by war. If that is a setting that intrigues you, then you will find both Grave of the Fireflies and Jin Roh fit the bill. Both stories feature a main character who strives to play the hero who is protecting the weak, and both stories explore situations where the protagonist cannot fulfill his desire to save everyone from the evils of the world.
If you want to check out a deeper, more realistic story, one where the world does not conform always to a happily-ever-after standard, check out either one of these titles.
In a research outpost in Turkey, an ancient relic known as Noah’s Ark has been discovered, and ARCAM, the world’s most secret organization in charge of keeping world order, must protect the ark from the deranged forces of the US Machine Corps. Yu Ominae, ARCAM’S #1 Spriggan, is an elite secret operative with one mission: Stop the key to NOAH’S ARK from being used by Colonel Mac Dougall, a cybernetically enhanced child with psychokinetic powers. Noah will be your grave!
There are strong themes of military power and terrorist activities in both Jin-Roh and Spriggan, as well as great action and violence. If you enjoyed one of them, you will also like the other.
Though Jin-Roh is a lot deeper in the plot and is more slow-paced, the reason i recommend these is that the gunplay reminds me of the other movie, it's really ver simular at the start, than each evolves to it's own different ending.
In the time of the Vietnam War, an American military base in Japan is plagued with a rash of killings whose assailant is unknown. Enter Saya, a mysterious young woman who happens to be the last of the vampire race, and has been charged by her government agency employer to investigate the sinister killings. With demons and creatures abounding, Saya must infiltrate a school to put a stop to the bloodshed -- unless the monsters get to her first...
Not really that much similarty in topic between jinroh and blood, but you just cant get enough of the organic/dark atmosphere provided by both. Both also suffer from the trajick shortfall of being too short to fully explore what sould be really really richly rewarding worlds (blood more so for shortness, but oh well) but if this did not bother you then you are goood to go. The secret society thing that is operatingin these really works for me, so there you go.
These are very dark anime with a protagonist who is a monster (one literally, one metaphorically) and masquerades as a human being.
There are a few but very well-made action scenes. Blood has better visuals but Jin-Roh is superiour in its storytelling.
When popular pop idol Mima decided to retire from her group, Cham, and become an actress, she had no idea that one person's obsession would soon spiral out of control. With death threats, letter bombs and a forged website which details her every move, Mima finds herself slowly becoming trapped in a nightmare she can't seem to escape. With murders piling up and her mental state slowly degrading, can she discover who the culprit is, before she becomes the next victim?
Both Perfect Blue and Jin-Roh didn't quite graps my attention. But i suppose the most important reason i'm recommending it, is because both felt like they could be real movies instead of anime, they have a heavy plot without any fiction in them.
Both films are very plot heavy and can be violent at times. Watching them makes you feel as if you are watching something different from anything you've seen before. If you feel like watching something with much more substance than most anime, then these films are for you.