Funky Forest (2005) by Katsuhito Ishii is about the separate lives of ordinary people during a visit from an unknown alien named Pico Riko. Directed by one of the minds behind the animation in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, featuring actors Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim) Tadanobu Asano (Thor) and a cameo by Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis … Continue reading Funky Forest: The First Contact (Naisu No Mori) (2005) Film Review – I Can’t Believe It’s Not Anime!
Cutie Honey (2004), directed by Anno Hideaki (Neon Genesis Evangelion), is a story about an android who sets out on an adventure with her friends to defeat the evil Panther Claws. Based on the action anime of the same name, the movie immediately starts mid action during a Panther offense on the city freeway. The … Continue reading Cutie Honey (2004) Film Review – I Can’t Believe It’s Not Anime!
Imagine a world where every flavor of the rainbow is yours for the choosing. They say variety is the spice of life, and Symbol (2009), directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto gives you a free ride all the way until the end. The main story of Symbol takes place in a mysterious room a man one day … Continue reading Symbol (Shinboru) (2009) Film Review — I Can’t Believe It’s Not Anime!