What is it?
The 2016 Japanese live action and animated micro-series Sand Whale And Me.
What is it about?
This how Wikia describes this micro-series:
Sand Whale and Me is the story of a female paratrooper in the distant future who is stranded in a vast desert.
With limited supply of food and water, her only hope is to catch a sand whale from a pack.
If she can’t, her life may just hang in the balance.
The series also has a video game aspect, with portions of each episode featuring 3rd person point of view, similar to 3rd person shooters.
During these portions, there are also status bars in the corners of the screen that show the main character’s health, level, experience, weapon selected and ammunition remaining.
This micro-series was strange, illogical, incoherent, et cetera; it was like watching someone’s crazy nonsensical Japanese comedic dream in the form of a micro television series.
I was hoping that it would be more like a Japanese version of Frank Herbert’s Dune, but instead it ended up being a nonsensical mess that got lost in translation I guess.
One good thing though is that it was a very short television show that was probably less than 30 minutes long, and so I was able to survive watching it; otherwise I would not have watched all of it.