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Meet the bizarre and twisted psychiatric doctor Ichirou Irabu. Occasionally taking the form of a lime green bear, a young man or even a small child, this freaky physician and his seductively sadistic nurse Mayumi deal with all manner of patients. Though in order to satiate his rampant injection fetish, everyone receives the same treatment: a large vaccination, whether they need it or not! From a trapeze artist suffering from insomnia, to an office worker tormented by a permanent erection, to a romance novelist with OCD and stress-induced vomiting, no one is safe from Dr. Ichirou's unique and psychedelic medical practice.
Both Aku no Hana and Kuuchuu Buranko's unique animation styles mix reality with anime art, albeit in different ways. They have a similar focus on the darker side of human psychology and people's mental states & choices when they're under stress. I think both also have good "shock value" and characters that keep you on your toes guessing what their next move will be.
It all started with a stowaway... when Apollo, a robot that looks like a human found a Cipher chip. Shortly after that Apollo started to acted strange and Mikaru, his human friend that looks like a robot, took him to the doctors. But nothing is the same as before and soon they're on their run while the truth about the Cipher chip and what had happened to Apollo reveals itself.
Ok, we have to mention this one.
Are you watching Aku No Hana for the uniquie rotoscope anime, or Baton for likewise?
Then try out one if you liked the other, your going to enjoy seeing two takes on a unique animation vibe.
The storylines are not the recommendation however. It is for the animation-phillies like me out there.
A man is miserable. Despite all his dreams of a “Rose-Colored Campus Life” filled with raven-haired maidens who dote on him, his social life is going nowhere. He has no girlfriend, his only good friend keeps getting him into trouble, and the circle he joined brings him no joy. So he tries again, and again, reliving his first two years of college life ad nauseum, making different decisions each time, having no recollection that he’s already done this all before. Will the man ever be satisfied with how his life turns out?
Growing up is an awkward experience, and here are two male leads trapped by their indecision, their choices and their desire to make choices, living in the own heads, pathetically relatable in these strange, unusual anime.
Tatami Galaxy is the funnier of the two, telling its story swiftly and wittly, while Aku no Hana is a slow burn, but they are united in another way: Unusual animation styles, with the distinctive choices of Masaaki Yuasa in Tatami Galaxy, and the decision to rotoscope the entirety of Aku no Hana, an unusual choice that may look alienating at first but pays rich dividends.
Looking for another strange, weirdly animated and thorougly engrossing coming-of-age anime? Then you may have found it.
In the streets of Tokyo, a new menace has surfaced: Shounen Bat, a young boy who wears golden roller skates and a baseball cap, and likes to whack people on the head with a golden baseball bat. These seemingly unconnected and random attacks soon become a police investigation... but after all is said and done, is there a pattern to this chaos?
Both of these series feature gorgeous, well-done animation, a tense atmosphere, and deal with characters on the fringe on society. I also feel like both series are easy to identify with, but deal with issues that are a part of Japanese culture.