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Silent Möbius 2

Sairento Mebiusu 2
1992 / 58m - Japan
Sci-fi - Animation
Silent Möbius 2 poster

An unavoidable sequel. The first OAV was a proper success, so it was no surprise more Silent Mobius would be following. It's a bit of a shame this second film never lives up to its promise though. It's almost a replica of the first one, but less tight in just about every department. Still good fun for the dedicated genre fan, but nothing that goes above and beyond.

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After the events of the first film, Katsumi is eager to leave Tokyo behind and return to her home. When she is ready to board her flight, she is denied access. The special police force wants to recruit her and doesn't mind playing a little dirty. Meanwhile, new monsters have begun to terrorize the city. The force could really use Katsumi's special powers to defeat them.

The animation seems a bit less refined, the extra focus on drama doesn't work that well and the structure is a carbon copy of the first Silent Mobius OAV. It's still a pretty cool universe to reside in for 60 minutes, but this felt more like random series filler than a proper stand-alone film. Not bad if you liked the first one, pretty redundant if you didn't.

Burn Up!

Ban'n Appu
1991 / 47m - Japan
Action, Sci-fi - Animation
Burn Up! poster

A cute, little sci-fi actioner. It still surprises me how many of these action/sci-fi anime were made back then, and how many there are that I've never even heard of. It's cool though, these are easy-to-like films, which are short and action-packed, so they are easy to fit in whenever I feel the need.

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McCoy is a hardened criminal. He owns a nightclub, which he uses as a front for kidnapping and slavery. A team of young police officers infiltrate the nightclub to get close to McCoy. When one of them gets kidnapped by McCoy, the rest will have to move fast if they want to save their colleague.

The cast is full of stereotypes, the mech designs are decent but nothing too original, and the bad guy is pretty standard. The action is fun though and the animation is pretty cool for a short OAV. If you don't care for this type of thing you can just ignore it, but for fans of the genre, this is pretty solid filler.