481 – In This Corner of the World (2016)

spacetime coordinates:  1930s-1940s Hiroshima and Kure  Japancf94a17e31662a072f2435af40ddb338In This Corner of the World (この世界の片隅に Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) is a 2016 Japanese animated wartime drama film produced by MAPPA, co-written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi, featuring character designs by Hidenori Matsubara and music by Kotringo. The film is based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Fumiyo Kōno.DVDcBsxX4AUXGbjDVDcNtAWsAEfpC3 Though it is a fictional account, the episodes and background of the story are based on facts and real incidents researched by the production staff.  In the film, the lost townscape of pre-war Hiroshima, damaged by the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, is accurately revived in the scenes, following old photos, documents, and the memories of living people.




 spacetime coordinates: Los Angeles 2022, 2036,  2048.

Blade Runner Black Out 2022 is a neo-noir cyberpunk anime short film directed by Shinichiro Watanabe. The short is one of three short films, alongside 2036: Nexus Dawn and 2048: Nowhere to Run, that serve as prequels to the live-action film Blade Runner 2049.

395 – Angel’s Egg (1985)

angels egg coverAngel’s Egg (天使のたまご Tenshi no Tamago) is a Japanese OVA film released by Tokuma Shoten on 15 December 1985. It was a collaboration between popular artist Yoshitaka Amano and director Mamoru Oshii. It features very little spoken dialogue. Its sparse plot and visual style have led to it being described as “animated art rather than a story”.

Prior to the production on Angel’s Egg, Mamoru Oshii lost his faith in Christianity. Senses of Cinema opined that the film “seems informed by the existential desperation caused by the collapse of one’s belief system”; Oshii himself has stated he does not know what the film is about.Angels-egg-poster


Is Angel’s Egg an Overlooked Masterpiece? – Analyzed and Explained

392 – Dead Leaves (デッド リーブス Deddo Rībusu) – 2004

dead leaves 1Dead Leaves (デッド リーブス Deddo Rībusu) is a 2004 Japanese anime science fiction film produced by animation studio Production I.G.  It is directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi. It is notable for its fast pace and energetic visual style. :pdead leaves mertvyie-listya-zvezdnaya-tyurRetro and Pandy, two unlikely renegades, awaken naked on Earth with no recollection of their past, but with superior physical abilities. After embarking on a brief but devastating crime spree for food, clothing and transportation in downtown Tokyo, they are captured by authorities and sent to the infamous prison called Dead Leaves, on the half destroyed moon…



361 – Dofus – Livre 1: Julith (2015)

dofus-livre-1-julith-2015-afficheDofus, book 1: Julith is a French 2D animation directed by Anthony Roux and Jean-Jacques Denis, released in 2015 .dofus-livre-1-julith-2015-(1)The film is part of the main universe of Ankama , the Krosmoz and the World of the Twelve, including the video games Dofus and Wakfu and the animated series Wakfu and Dofus: The treasure of Kerubim . It is located chronologically three years after the latter and about two centuries before the video game Dofus .dofus-livre-1-julith-2015-(2)Dofus, book 1: Julith is strongly inspired by the world of manga and Club Dorothée ,dofus_book_1___julith_by_chung_sae-dab6d3uhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt4731504/

231 – Papurika (2006)


Paprika (Japanese: パプリカ Hepburn: Papurika) is a 2006 Japanese science-fiction anime film co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon, based on Yasutaka Tsutsui‘s 1993 novel of the same name, about a research psychologist who uses a device that permits therapists to help patients by entering their dreams. It is Kon’s fourth and final feature film before his death in 2010.


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229 – Tekkon kinkurîto // Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

spacetime coordinates:  the streets of the pan-Asian metropolis of Takaramachi (Treasure Town) 90’s // 2000’s

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Tekkonkinkreet (鉄コン筋クリート Tekkonkinkurīto, a child’s mispronunciation of “Tekkin Konkurito” [steel reinforced concrete]) is a 2006 Japanese anime directed by Michael Arias and animated by Studio 4°C  based on the three-volume seinen manga series of the same name by Taiyō Matsumoto, which was originally serialized from 1993 to 1994 in Shogakukan‘s Big Comic Spirits and first published in English as Tekkonkinkreet: Black & White.


The story takes place in the fictional city of Takaramachi (Treasure Town) and centers on a pair of orphaned street kids – the tough, canny Kuro (Black) and the childish, innocent Shiro (White), together known as the Cats – as they deal with yakuza attempting to take over Treasure Town.