Showing no signs of slowing, I’ve watched, at least, one film a day since beginning my classic anime kick just two short weeks ago. Just two short days ago, the unwavering festivities continued with a super stylish triple threat from the best of the best of the best."Neo Tokyo" ("Manie Manie" outside of the States) highlights the "cream" of the anime industry through a series of works tethered together by an overarching framework. As a traditional anthology showcasing three unique visionaries (Rintarō ["Metropolis"], Yoshiaki Kawajiri ["Ninja Scroll"] and Katsuhiro Otomo ["AKIRA"]), it’s really quite fun to see styles shift with such diverse direction. The program begins with Rintarō’s "Labyrinth" setting the stage for a trip down the rabbit hole, where Kawajiri then builds intensity through the eyes of "The Running Man". Next, a sense of isolation all but consumes the screen as Otomo presents "The Order To Stop Construction", before Rintarō returns to close the show with a glorious grand finale.Clocking in at under an hour, it may seem short to some, but brevity only increases the replay value of this ensemble. Give it a shot if you’re interested in a detour from the norm. Although, it may be a quick fix, I’m sure it’ll do the trick.

Showing no signs of slowing, I’ve watched, at least, one film a day since beginning my classic anime kick just two short weeks ago. Just two short days ago, the unwavering festivities continued with a super stylish triple threat from the best of the best of the best.

"Neo Tokyo" ("Manie Manie" outside of the States) highlights the "cream" of the anime industry through a series of works tethered together by an overarching framework. As a traditional anthology showcasing three unique visionaries (Rintarō ["Metropolis"], Yoshiaki Kawajiri ["Ninja Scroll"] and Katsuhiro Otomo ["AKIRA"]), it’s really quite fun to see styles shift with such diverse direction. The program begins with Rintarō’s "Labyrinth" setting the stage for a trip down the rabbit hole, where Kawajiri then builds intensity through the eyes of "The Running Man". Next, a sense of isolation all but consumes the screen as Otomo presents "The Order To Stop Construction", before Rintarō returns to close the show with a glorious grand finale.

Clocking in at under an hour, it may seem short to some, but brevity only increases the replay value of this ensemble. Give it a shot if you’re interested in a detour from the norm. Although, it may be a quick fix, I’m sure it’ll do the trick.

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