Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.
A Japanese boy named Shu tries to save a strange girl, Lala Ru, from kidnappers and is transported to an alternate Earth on the brink of being swallowed by the sun. There he meets an ... See full summary »
This is an amazing series. The artwork is startling... styles shift frenetically but never without reason. While it's very abstract and stylised it never gets distracting, except every now and then when you suddenly realise just how beautiful it looks.. very impressionistic and evocative. The use of light and video textures is incredible. Production values all round are jaw-dropping... great soundtrack, stellar voice acting and scriptwriting.
This series offers a really original take on the 'sleeper' monster genre. It's also a love story which is executed beautifully well. Most of all it is gripping, atmospheric sci-fi/horror drama that has something to say beyond just trying to entertain. I think it has appeal for people who aren't classic 'anime freaks'. I'm convinced the director, Masaaki Yuasa, is destined for greatness. Make sure you watch his movie 'Mind Game'.
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