films seen
average score
Japan - 70 years old
Alive and kicking
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1995 / 113m - Japan
Sci-fi - Anthology, Animation
Memories poster

Anthology projects offer the world a glimpse of the diversity of Japanese animation. Memories is one of the best of its kind and probably one of Studio 4°C's most prestigious undertakings so far.


1988 / 124m - Japan
Sci-fi - Animation
Akira poster

Doesn't feel like it aged a lot. The animation is top-notch, the soundtrack is memorable, its universe feels alive and lived in, and the film goes out with a bang. Literally.

Short Peace

Shoto Pisu
2013 / 68m - Japan
Sci-fi, Fantasy - Anthology, Animation
Short Peace poster

There's no weak link here, no bad parts or boring bits. It's a celebration of animation as an art form and it stands in stark contrast to other contemporary feature-length animation films.


2004 / 126m - Japan
Sci-fi, Adventure - Animation
Steamboy poster

Simple enough to not alienate Western audiences, superbly animated and spilling over with lush details. Every single frame is a work of art, ready for hanging on the wall.


Meikyu Monogatari
1987 / 48m - Japan
Sci-fi - Anthology, Animation
Neo-Tokyo poster

A couple of directors come together to give the best of themselves, enjoying the freedom to make something that doesn't necessarily need to meet customer demands.

A fine selection of shorts. There are one or two flukes here, but the rest is so unique and special that they're easy to forget. It's one of those animation anthologies that gives you a wide variety of styles, moods and stories in a very short span of time, exactly why I love these types of films. Robot Carnival is a classic, deservedly so.

Mushi-Shi: The Movie

2006 / 131m - Japan
Mushi-Shi: The Movie poster

World Apartment Horror

Warudo Apaatoment Hora
1991 / 97m - Japan
Comedy, Horror
World Apartment Horror poster