Angel’s Egg (Tenshi No Tamago)

Mako Hyôdô in Tenshi no tamago (1985)

Titles: Angel's Egg
People: Mako Hyôdô
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 1985 Japanese OVA (original video animation) movie Angel’s Egg.



What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this OVA (original video animation) movie:

An unnamed young girl, carrying a large egg, wanders about a surreal, nightmarish post-apocalyptic world collecting water in glass bottles.

A man (also nameless), carrying a cross over his shoulder, crosses her path, and begins to follow her around during her daily routine.

Despite her worries for her beloved egg (the contents of which she refuses to tell him), she eventually grows to trust him, even though his intentions remain mysterious.

What do I like about it and what would other people like about it?

I like the animation, the atmosphere, the music, the symbolism, and the surrealism; and I think that other people will as well.

Final Thoughts

This is basically a work of art that is best viewed when you are in the mood for something like this where you have to decide what it means to you as you try to decode the symbolism.

I watched this years okay when I was in a depressive mood and it was a somewhat profound experience as my depressed mind connected with and decoded what some of the symbolism meant to me.

I even made my own personal interpretation of it years ago that I eventually found again, and I made a post about it called: Angel’s Egg (John Jr’s Personal Interpretation).

The end,

-John Jr

By John Jr

Hello, I am John Jr, welcome.

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