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In Japan, a team of scientists have created a medical breakthrough: a device that allows the wearer to enter the dreams of a patient, for the purpose of healing. The talented Paprika is a master at her profession, but complications have now appeared in the form of a “dream terrorist” – an unknown foe who inserts nightmares into the minds of those who use the device. The victims are swept up in a ghoulish parade of dolls, kitchen appliances, and musical animals, and are reduced to a vegetable state – or worse. Now, Paprika and the team of scientists must delve into the minds of those affected to figure out the source of the tampering before more people, including themselves, are damaged beyond repair.
At first glance Paprika and The Adolescence of Utena might not seem to have much in common. In fact, while the setting of these titles is not the same they are both visually compelling tours de force that make the viewer think. Original in the way they take the animation medium to a whole new medium, mixing an intricate symbology with a psychological approach,these are anime that anyone interested in extreme experiences of the surreal kind should check out.
A few days after the battle against Hades, Athena is visited by her sister Artemis, who has come to her with tragic news: the Bronze Saints are to be punished by the Gods for having dared to confront them, Athena is to be relieved of her status as Guardian of Earth, and she is to be replaced by Artemis and her Saints. After having regained his consciousness, Seiya finds himself in a new Sanctuary under the leadership of Artemis – and he’s not the only one fighting against this divine injustice. Shiryu, Hyoga, Shun and Ikki have made up their minds to fight the Saints of Artemis and restore Athena to the throne.
Adolescence of Utena and Saint Seiya Overture share more than a few things, On the surface the closest similarity is the lush and magnificent visuals that will take your breath away. What Utena does with roses, Saint Seiya does here with water. Symbolism and ties to blood shown through roses in Utena are expressed in Saint Seiya with water. The unusual angles from which scenes are shot are another similarity. The non-linear storytelling style is similar in both and works as effectively both ways.
In the year 1999, Tokyo has become a battleground as the Seven Dragons of Earth and the Seven Dragons of Heaven fight to determine the fate of the world. The one with the power to decide which way the battle will go is a youth named Kamui Shirou. Will he join the Dragons of Earth and preserve the planet by ending human life, or become a Dragon of Heaven and protect humanity from ruin? The fate of all mankind lies on Kamui's unwilling shoulders as both sides clash to gain dominance. The Dragons on both sides are individuals gifted with superpowers and fated to participate in this final battle, but what end will Kamui choose?
What does pink and black have in common?
Huge blue eyes, splendid swords that shines and expelled dreams, hope, love and hate every time a battle awaits. Battles in which Kaumi (X: The Movie) and Utena (Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku) fight with their hearts in their hands, tightening it until the encounter ends. A fight that represents to these two their most loving person, they fight for love. Both series exploded in fantastic new era fights and elegant moves. Main characters promote friendship, sacrifice, sorrow, and, as expected, an infinite courage; willingly to go to the end of the world until their most especial person is safe. If you had already watched one of them, you surely have to watch the other to be able to see what pink and black have in common.