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Silent Möbius

Sairento Mebiusu
1991 / 50m - Japan
Sci-fi, Fantasy - Animation
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I'm glad I finally got to see this anime classic. It's one I mostly knew by name, but I'm happy to say it didn't disappoint and it did its reputation justice. It's a pretty typical early 90s OAV, mixing sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and action elements with some lovely designs and proper animation. Not good enough to be an ultimate classic, but it's prime anime filler.

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The film offers a futuristic vision of Tokyo, where Katsumi is part of an elite police squad that investigates strange phenomena and hunts down nasty demons. A particularly dangerous one has appeared, and it is directly related to Katsumi's past. She'll have to relive a traumatic experience in order to defeat the creature, with a little help from the rest of the team of course.

The monster, tech, and backdrop designs are elaborate and overall pretty awesome, the animation quality is strategic, but the film comes to life when it needs to. The plot is simple and there are plenty of classic anime tropes if you want to get yourself worked up about that, but the pacing and length are just perfect for an hour's worth of solid 90s anime goodness.