Neo-Tokyo (commonly called Manie-Manie Monogatari) is a collection of three sci-fi stories, based on the stories of Taku Mayumura. "Labryinth Labyrithos", "The Running Man", and "Order To Stop Construction" were directed by Taro Rin, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Katsuhiro Otomo, respectively. Ranging from an abstract demented clown to malfunctioning robots, each of these short stories are sure to entertain.
I really enjoyed this. It had everything that Robot Carnival didn't – vibrancy, humour, charm, originality, and something interesting to offer. It also doesn't make the mistake of being too long. Though I wouldn't really call the majority of this OAV "experimental", this style of films with quirky, avant-garde direction tend to get boring and repetitive over time. The three shorts that make... read more
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