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In the town of Cahmphon, an experiment of Dr. Franken's goes terribly wrong, creating a monster called Noiseman. Under heavy oppression, a group of young people rebel against this creation, to save the town, and the sound from being literally vacuumed away.
Fantastical music videos with a fascinating anime visual montage make these two shorts a great quick watch. Both seem to be almost experimental at times, with different animation styles complimenting the musical accompaniment. Just sit back, and enjoy as neither show will disappoint.
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.
Tobira o Akete and Paprika tell us about dreams and the relationship between the dream and real world. A woman and a little girl travel through a delightful variegated reality. Although in Paprika this journey is more dangerous, it's as unpredictable and incredible as the journey of the little girl.
When her mother died in childbirth, Naho became not only a sister, but a new mother to her baby brother Jun. While Naho would rather be out with her friends, talking about boys and having a good time, she often is shouldered with the responsibility of looking after Jun instead. A part of Naho would love for Jun to be gone forever; and when the dream sphere dealer Kotarou shows up at her door, Naho might finally get her wish...
Both Strange Story of a Dream Sphere Dealer and Tobira o Akete posit a young girl into a strange dreamland, with a mysterious guide and an uncertain goal. Both short films feature bright, colourful dreamworlds with unusual creatures.