AoY Podcast #29 – Angel’s Egg Review
Also known as: ” I have a bright yellow suit jacket, It blinds my eyes its amazing!”
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This episode is another experiment of Jonn and I both going “hey, there’s anime on youtube, what do you feel like randomly reviewing?” This time I let Jonn be the judge of “pick-a-random-OVA-youtube-video-to-watch-and-let’s-see-what-this-is-about,” only to find that Jonn decided to settle on the most infamous OVA by Mamoru “Ghost-in-the-Shell-and-Patlabor-movies-are-the-better-known-things-I’ve-ever-directed” Oshii. And that most infamous title is none other than Angel’s Egg.
Angel’s Egg, to our interpretation, is one of those visual “artsy-fartsy” moving pictures that can be shown at a film festival and people would try for years to find something deep about it. I have understood this anime for a long time that this was Oshii interpretation of him denouncing his belief in Christianity. After seeing this film, I think he is the only person that can see that, because I sure as hell cannot. This film is full of long shots of landscapes, long shots of girls drinking water, long shots of people staring at nothing, shadow fish being harpooned and long shots of people sleeping… and doing really nothing else.
To our surprise, there have been some reviews about this, the good, the bad, and the deep thinking (I assure you these links go with the correct words). This also causes us to talk more about the directing career of Mamoru Oshii live action movies, as well as anime talk, stupid hipsters who don’t know what to buy, and much more.
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This is how I felt as I was watching this anime… (go to 1:20)