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This set of 3 fantastic stories will take you from the haunting delusions of a space explorer, to a bio-chemical threat with the power to wipe out all of Tokyo, and finally to a day in the life of a young boy who lives in a world ruled by cannons. These stores will capture you with their intriguing storylines and awe inspiring artwork.
With no speech, Ningyo relates the story of a boy who falls in love with a mermaid. Their love blossoms in wonderful places (and through amusing games), but when living in a world of prohibition, one can not daydream as he pleases: torture and brainwashing should teach the boy what reality is made of, and that does not include mermaids...
Both Ningyo and Tales of a Street Corner are about an impossible romance in a world where daydreaming is out of the question. Though the stories are different, both are quite similar in the way they focus on the story and keep it as pure as possible, not bothering with amazing effects or implicit aspects.
The short Broken Down Film is just that: broken. The film has aged poorly and the projector has trouble keeping the frame straight, but the protagonist is well aware of this. Exploiting these conditions the bumbling cowboy attempts to rescue a damsel in distress and win her heart.
Both Tales of a street corner and broken down film have a rather unusual drawing style for anime that gives them a similar feel although their contents are not comparable. They have something old fashioned to them that gives thema fresh look. If you liked one, you might want to give the other a try
Beautiful paintings line the wall of an exhibition hall, each with an interesting and unusual story to tell. An elephant is recruited to be a boxing champion; a cosmetic surgeon fixes up problems with old and young alike; a man runs a robotic and heartless factory, only to be replaced as a factory part, himself; cute baby chickens frolic amidst a sea of red; and a Zen master sits calmly amidst storms, fires and distractions. Each of these stories and more can be seen through the paintings on display!
These two longer shorts by Osamu Tezuka are ideal recommendations for each other: On the one hand they have some rather serious depictions or pointed satire regarding war; on the other they have some goofy animals and humour that owe much to Disney.
As a child, Chirin the lamb is taught by his loving mother to be wary of leaving their pasture; wolves and other predators are a constant threat, though the naïve Chirin believes they would never eat his kind. But when a wolf breaches the perimeter and kills his mother while she protects him, Chirin decides he must do the unthinkable: find the wolf and demand that he trains Chirin to be strong. Chirin must undergo rigorous conditions and be the very thing that he despises so that he may have his revenge, but will he lose himself in the process?
While they have different plots and different animation styles, both Chirin no Suzu and Tales of a Street Corner start off seemingly happy and innoccent but become rather dark and depressing towards the end. If you want to watch an older anime that becomes surprisingly dark, then check out both.