Near a remote Buddhist monastery, a young man falls in love with his sister and gets her pregnant. After a monk finds out, the young man becomes an assistant to a master sculptor, only to proceed to complicate matters with his affairs.
The year is 1945. After the horrific fire-bombings of the Pacific War levels Japan to the ground, the government decides to consult spiritual psychics to aid them in winning the war. ... See full summary »
Outside of a small village in Japan, a mysterious pond is inhabited by mythic creatures. Their story is of revenge, tragedy, and the power of real love. A classical tale which translates ... See full summary »
A rich merchant gives his clerk an I.O.U. instead of wages. When the impoverished clerk presents the paper to the merchant at the agreed upon time asking for payment, the man flies into a ... See full summary »
Superb animated film from the early days (circa: Akira)
A lot of the people who were involved with 'Doomed Megalopolis' were also involved in the definitive anime film 'Akira'. That fact alone allowed me to justify springing $30 for each of the four casettes in the set. At first, I was expecting good. After watching the movies, however, I was amazed that this series is not more popular than it is. It is based in ancient Japan, and involves the spirit of an ancient warlord coming back to torment Japan. The characters are excellent and the plot and character development is superb. Watching this series reminds me of watching the Godfather, in that each episode falls at a different time frame than the rest, so it gives it a very spanning and epic feel to the story.
Check it out, if you are a fan of anime, you will love it.
6 of 29 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?