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"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
As Angel's Egg is leaving a lot to the spectator to think about so does SEL, a lot of philosophical questions pop up when u watch this series
While less surreal, Lain also enjoys playing with abstract concepts and possibilities. Also, if you managed the extremely slow pace of Angel's Egg, Lain will seem positively action packed in comparison.
Serial Experiments Lain and Angel's Egg are both not typical anime. Both films depect surreal often puzzling worlds that force the viewer to think about deeper issues. Among these issues are some degree of thematic similarity - both works deal with religion and philosophy as the core ideology behind them. While Serial Experiments Lain has a lot more dialogue than Angel's Egg and is significantly newer, I'd still recommend it to anyone who likes Angel's Egg.
Actions speak louder than words in Lain & Angel's Egg, two thought provoking anime that take their time to unravel into philosophical stories, ultimately attracting any fan of abstract/surreal type anime.
Both anime rely on abstract and surreal imagery so that they are much more about interpretting meaning rather than experiencing a compelling story.
However, I find that SEL to be much more easy to interpret than Angel's Egg and its storytelling much more concrete. Although both will probably take repeated viewings to be satisfied that you understand (and even that is not guaranteed) I feel they are great anime to watch, especially if your curious and for no other reason. Angel's Egg is much more atmospheric and SEL is much more symbolic but each give off the same intriguing and creepy vibe I love and I think showcase unique aspects of the anime medium.
Cat Soup is an extremely abstract, abnormal, and at times, disturbing adventure, from the director of Nadesico. This 30 minute OVA follows two kittens through what seems to be the underworld, as they search for one of their lost souls. Along the way, they encounter new (edible) friends, scary situations, and even the end of the world! Will these felines manage to return unscathed? Or more importantly, avoid becoming the main course for dinner? Confusion abounds in this quirky OVA.
So, you thought NGE was too straightforward? Lain made too much sense? Cat Soup and Angel's Egg are both exercises in convoluted, overly artistic anime that should entertain you. Both are visually incredible, and both will leave you completely and utterly clueless. And that's nice, sometimes.
Cat Soup and Angel's Egg manage to do what few others can, that is to express an abstract tale through surreal use of animation styles and little to no speech to draw in a ‘thinking' audience. Both are must sees for fans of strange but compelling anime that are truly stunning if just to look at.
Cat Soup and Angel's Egg, though very different in subject matter and storyline, both require a suspension of disbelief to be entirely enjoyed. Don't ask "how are they doing that?" or "why!?" ... just go with the flow, and the artwork and every-direction-at-once storylines will pull you in.
Cat Soup is whimsical with a meandering milieu, whereas Angel's Egg takes place in a stable setting and has incredibly dark and edgy overtones. However, if you enjoyed one because it's a visual feast that remains senseless unless you motivate your brain to make it make sense, then definitely try the other.
Both are convoluted surreal shows that will make the viewers excercise their brain to try to figure out what they have watched. I liked the art in Angel's Egg more, but fans of one will enjoy the other!
Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past. Comedy tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed. With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time...
Both Angel's Egg and Comedy have an innocent little girl with white hair as the principal character. Both anime speak more with beautiful pictures than words (even though Comedy contains more words than Angel's Egg). Also, they are without a doubt dark with a sort of gothic feeling behind it. You'd surely like one if you liked the other!
Two beautifully enchanting anime that use actions over words to express themselves, abstract and devoid of any clear meaning or reasoning - most definitely a ‘thinkers' anime. If you enjoyed one, you will love the other.
Comedy is a sixth the length of Angel's Egg, but they share a dark tone and beautiful visuals. Moreover, Comedy is also about atmosphere rather than a solid plot. Definitely check it out if you enjoyed Angel's Egg.
Both of these depend highly on the soundtracks to tell you about the story and the atmosphere, and have a limited dependency or significance on the dialogue, though Comedy has considerably more of it. Both give a dark feel, and no exact explanation behind why the piece was born, what its purpose is.
Princess Budu sleeps, and dreams. She dreams of whimsical fairies and a wicked, restless beastial spirit. Her dream is one unmoored from identity and self - perhaps she is the fairy, perhaps those other fairies are other persons also. Also moving through her dream, always recurring in her thoughts is her lover Prince Kamar. The beastial spirit desires Budu; Kamar desires Budu, and she only has eyes for Kamar. Through her dream she floats and fades across an Arabian fantasia of minarets and mosques. These flickering moments, fleeting snatches of slumbered thought, are filled with an intoxicating, ethereal beauty.
1001 Nights and Angels Egg both feature visuals designed by Yoshitaka Amano and consequently have very similar ornate intracately detailed design. In addition both works require a fair amount of interpertation and don't have any dialogue. I'd recommend this film to someone who likes Angels Egg, I personally like both for similar reasons at the very least on a visual level.
Both of these are abstract, voiceless movies full of beauty and confusion.
1001 Nights is also an anime which explores the aesthetic possibilities of animation making it almost central to the work. 1001 Nights contrasts with Angel's Egg as being more a free flight of whimsy and fantasy. It is sensual and expressive inhabiting an entirely different emotional realm to Angel's Egg, and testament to Amano's versatility. That said it is animation for animation's sake a rich and vivid exploration of movement and colour with very little in the way of a message or plot - and in that sense is very markedly different to Angel's Egg. It is however an exuberant work, and I highly reccomend it.
Giovanni is a young cat with a troubled childhood -- he is bullied in school, and waits patiently day after day for his father to return from his journey. One festive evening, Giovanni and his friend Campanella find themselves aboard a great train which takes them to the edge of the universe and back. However, in the midst of the sights and wonders, Giovanni soon begins to discover that the train's purpose might be much different than it appears.
Angel's Egg and Night on the Galactic Railroad tell interesting stories, though you're not sure at the beginning what they're going to be. The use of imagery and zoom-in scene changing enhance the surrealness of the movie. Suspend your disbelief and go with the flow!
Angel's Egg and Night on the Galactic Railroad are all focused on the surreal aspects of the scene trying to tell the story. A very artistic approach!
Both are slow-paced movies full of haunting, surreal imagery and a dreamlike atmosphere, exploring places that are both fantastical and beautiful.
Kurahashi has never been the same since the hallucinations started. His condition is not medical in nature, and only seems to be triggered by an antique glass which shows him things he never would wish to see. For Kurahashi, figuring out the mystery of the Petit Cossette that appears to him in his waking dreams is a matter of life or death... and his sanity...
Both Angel's Egg and Petit Cossette feature dreamlike, distinctive imagery. Angel's Egg is almost purely symbolic, while Petit Cossette uses its symbolism for the purpose of ultimately a straightforward (if metaphysical and a little obtusely presented) love story.
Both Angel's Egg and Le Portrait are very dark, gothic shows that require a lot of interpretation if they're ever to seem coherent. Angel's Egg is more 'artsy' about it and contains more unique religious themes, whereas Le Portrait is more psychological spookiness but I think a fan of one will enjoy the other.
Angel’s Egg was on par with Le Portrait de Petit Cossette, both set in a dark world of fantasy in a dream like state these gothic type shows play on a psychological aspect of the mind.
End of Evangelion is an alternate ending to the Evangelion TV series (replaces episodes 25/26). In this powerful conclusion, the final battle against the Angels is fought, and questions are finally answered. The fate of the world lies with Shinji, but how will he act?
If religious imagery displayed in bizarre and confusing ways is what you're interested in, then these two certainly have plenty. Be warned, Evangelion won't make sense unless you see the series, and Angel's Egg just plain won't make sense.
Animes are very similiar. Both of them have that mystery about them. You won't have formed opinion on anime right after watching it, in fact, you will have to think your a** out to understand them and to connect all the dots, to be able to have an opinion about them.
The students of Tomobiki are working long hours and preparing feverishly for tomorrow, when the student fair finally will begin. It has been a long, difficult job, and everyone is relieved, knowing it will soon be done – but there’s a catch. They soon discover that days, possibly weeks have passed, yet they never reach tomorrow, and the student fair still has not begun. As they desperately try to discover what is happening to their world, their beliefs on reality and the world of dreams are radically challenged. Is the gang doomed to repeat the same day for the rest of their lives?
These two eighties anime movies were both directed by Mamoru Oshii. Both are largely serious films inundated with dream imagery. Beautiful Dreamer is more normal and contains quite a bit of humour - while Angel's Egg contains little more than a handful of lines of dialogue - but fans of Oshii's films should try both.
If you are a fan of Mamoru Oshii and his famous Anime work for the thing about Urusei Yatsura Beautiful Dreamer and Angel's Egg is probably made by the same director Mamoru Oshii himself for Urusei Yatsura Beautiful Dreamer is probably more of one of the Urusei Yatsura anime films because Urusei Yatsura Beautiful Dreamer is a follow up to its predecessor follow up sequel Urusei Yatsura Only You but for Urusei Yatsura Beautiful Dreamer it was released in 1984 but for Angel's Egg however it was released in 1985 which is within a year after Urusei Yatsura Beautiful Dreamer was released that makes sense.
In a land filled with magic and mystery, two rival kingdoms are readying for war: Isa, the beautiful water-laden city, and Paro, the industrialized wasteland. Windaria follows the tale of two sets of lovers: Marin and Izu, a young pair of farmers who are devoted to one another, and Ahanas and Jill, princess and prince of the rival kingdoms. With war approaching, these star-crossed lovers will experience the true depth of tragedy as they struggle to survive.
Though Windaria is nowhere near as abstract as Angel's Egg, it does share an interest in using imagery and metaphor to convey meaning in preference to more tradition methods like dialogue and action. The big difference is that it has a straightforward storyline in front of this, making for easier viewing than the bare-bones approach of Angel's Egg.
In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others' ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.
Kino's Journey and Angel's Egg have dark themes but are also quite peaceful. Both principal characters are a girl who is traveling and seeing beautiful landscapes. Both anime are philosophical and make you think; they are so well done and far from typical anime that if you liked one, I'm sure that you will like the other!