What Is It?
The 2019 American adult animated anthology television series Love Death And Robots (LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS).
Here is how Wikipedia describes this animated anthology TV show:
Love, Death & Robots (stylized as LOVE DEATH + R⬤BOTS, and represented in emoji form as ❤️❌🤖) is an adult-animated anthology streaming television series created by Tim Miller and streaming on Netflix. Produced by Blur Studio, it consists of stand-alone episodes that contain different narrative and animation and are produced by different animation studios from a range of countries, exploring diverse genres particularly comedy, horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Each episode is connected to the themes of the titular subject matter. However, not every episode includes all three topics. Miller serves as the showrunner and producer alongside Joshua Donen, David Fincher, and Jennifer Miller.
The series is a re-imagining of Fincher and Miller’s long in-development reboot of the 1981 animated science fiction film Heavy Metal, which was originally planned to follow the feature length format of the original film but one that could be better adapted for the new generation. The project however was in development hell for eleven years, until Netflix agreed to be the distributor of the project but instead of a film it would be released as a television series. The series premiered on March 15, 2019, with 18 episodes under 20 minutes long.
This is how Netflix describes this adult animated anthology series:
“Terrifying creatures, wicked surprises and dark comedy converge in this NSFW anthology of animated stories presented by Tim Miller and David Fincher.”.
“Militarized werewolves, interstellar aliens, demons from hell and more are unleashed in 18 NSFW animated stories.”.
It has been years since I have seen an animated anthology show, one of the first if not first was the anime anthology original video animation (OVA) Robot Carnival and the last was possibly The Animatrix:
If it were not for Double Toasted, I would not have known about this animated anthology show, and so thank you Double Toasted.
It is a shame that no one else that I follow has even mentioned this show because this shows that American animation has hope and more potential.
Even though I usually prefer Japanese anime (animation) over American animation, this animated anthology show was able to hold its own, and was even better than some anime that I have seen recently.
So I hope that more American animation like this will be released and will become more mainstream, and I think that more people should see this.
The first episode that we saw was Ice Age, and it was the worst episode with bad unrealistic and flat acting (all the acting of the animated characters throughout this show was better than their acting in this episode).
The concept was good, and so it is a shame that they messed this episode up with a live action actor and actress who did not really try; I know that they can act better than this, and so I wonder what went wrong?.
The second-worst episode was Alternate Histories and this episode would have been better if it had a different animation style, if it was more serious, and if it had covered different moments in history.
My brother GC and I liked most of the most realistic-looking animated episodes the best, except for Zima Blue which was one of our favorites even though the animation was not realistic, and some of our favorite episodes were: Beyond the Aquila Rift (which was possibly my favorite episode), Zima Blue, Shape-Shifters, Lucky 13, Secret War.
I did not like the unnecessary nudity and sex in some episodes, this is definitely not for children, and I felt that some of that stuff was completely unnecessary and limits the audience.
The anthology format seems to have become my favorite type of show, and so it was great to see an animated anthology show for the first time in years.
I am glad that it was pretty good, that it was an easy watch, and I hope to see more like this in the future without the unnecessary stuff of course.
— John Jr