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alienangel Dec 2004
made a recommendation
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Millennium Actress

Two movies that deal with lovers torn asunder. While the emotions brought about by Hoshi no Koe are by far the more intensely painful (in a very very good way), those from Millenium Actress are no less deeply felt. And both leave you with an oddly uplifting mixture of hope and heartbreak.
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alienangel Dec 2004
made a recommendation
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Puni Puni Poemy

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Excel Saga

How can it be that no-one has recommended this pairing yet? If you liked Excel Saga, you must (try to) watch Puni Puni Poemi. Both are by Koshi Rikudo, who really let's himself go with the latter. PPP is hilarious in it's own wright, but is really special for all the in-jokes it has for Excel Saga viewers. i do *not* recommend Puni Puni Poemi for younger viewers though.
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alienangel Dec 2004
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Millennium Actress

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Perfect Blue

The obvious reason for the recommendation is that these are both Satoshi Kon movies. Just slightly less obviously, they both deal with the lives of celebrities (the central theme of Perfect Blue, but almost a side issue in Millenium Actress). More importantly, they both blur reality and unreality in a mind bendingly skillful way, as, IMHO, only Satoshi Kon does this well. While both are relatively "normal" stories for anime - what I mean is, their plots could just as well have been applied to live-action movies - i don't think the effect would have been nearly as powerful if they weren't animated. Both movies take you deep into someone's emotions, and feeling some of them after they're over. If watching both for the first time, I recommend watching Millenium Actress first, because, well, I think Perfect Blue is better ^.^
alienangel
alienangel Dec 2004
made a recommendation
Both deal with the implications of the convergence of man and machine. GITS is in the not too distant future, and so is much milder cyberpunk. BLAME! is (perhaps) in the far far distant future, and you could say it's like looking at the issue from the other side - from a time when the cyberworld is more real than the real world. Or maybe not, that's just how I look at it. Ofcourse, if you're interested in BLAME! more for the abstract style than for the cyberpunk elements, then don't bother with GITS:SAC.
alienangel
alienangel Dec 2004
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Millennium Actress

Two movies that deal with lovers torn asunder. While the emotions brought about by Hoshi no Koe are by far the more intensely painful (in a very very good way), those from Millenium Actress are no less deeply felt. And both leave you with an oddly uplifting mixture of hope and heartbreak.
alienangel
alienangel Dec 2004
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Urusei Yatsura

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Ranma 1/2

Both series by Rumiko Takahashi, both dealing with the horriby horribly complicated love-lives of unfortunate japanese highschoolers. Similar hilarious yet seemingly never endingly varied situations that pop up in trying to resolve things.
alienangel
alienangel Dec 2004
made a recommendation
Both deal with the implications of the convergence of man and machine. GITS is in the not too distant future, and so is much milder cyberpunk. BLAME! is (perhaps) in the far far distant future, and you could say it's like looking at the issue from the other side - from a time when the cyberworld is more real than the real world. Or maybe not, that's just how I look at it.
alienangel
alienangel Dec 2004
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Perfect Blue

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Millennium Actress

The obvious reason for the recommendation is that these are both Satoshi Kon movies. Just slightly less obviously, they both deal with the lives of celebrities (the central theme of Perfect Blue, but almost a side issue in Millenium Actress). More importantly, they both blur reality and unreality in a mind bendingly skillful way, as, IMHO, only Satoshi Kon does this well. While both are relatively "normal" stories for anime - what I mean is, their plots could just as well have been applied to live-action movies - i don't think the effect would have been nearly as powerful if they weren't animated. Both movies take you deep into someone's emotions, and feeling some of them after they're over. If watching both for the first time, I recommend watching Millenium Actress first, because, well, I think Perfect Blue is better ^.^
alienangel
alienangel Dec 2004
made a recommendation
IF YOU LIKED...

Ranma 1/2

YOU MIGHT LIKE

Urusei Yatsura

Both series by Rumiko Takahashi, both dealing with the horriby horribly complicated love-lives of unfortunate japanese highschoolers. Similar hilarious yet seemingly never endingly varied situations that pop up in trying to resolve things.