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Angel’s Egg (Tenshi No Tamago)

What is it?

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

Trailer

Angel’s Egg – Fan Trailer

Movie

Angel’s Egg (Tenshi no Tamago) – English Subs

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.

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Sand Whale And Me

Source: IMDb

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.[1]

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.

Final Thoughts

I am sorry Mamoru Oshii but this was one of the worst television shows that I watched on television this year, and it was the worst or next to worst show in the Adult Swim Toonami lineup this year.

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.

The end,

-John Jr

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Egg

Is Angel’s Egg an Overlooked Masterpiece? – Analyzed and Explained

True George inspired me to consider creating this post, so thank you for the inspiration, True George. 👍

The Daily Post had a Daily Prompt called Egg, and this is what it said:

Egg

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

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Is Angel’s Egg An Overlooked Masterpiece? – Analyzed And Explained

Is Angel’s Egg An Overlooked Masterpiece? – Analyzed And Explained

What is it?

Today, Chris Stuckmann from YouTube uploaded a video on YouTube called, Is Angel’s Egg An Overlooked Masterpiece? – Analyzed And Explained, where he analyzed the Japanese anime OVA (original video animation) called Angel’s Egg which was directed by Mamoru Oshii.

What is it about?

This is how Chris Stuckmann describes this video:

Do you agree that Angel’s Egg is an overlooked masterpiece?

Email Criterion at suggestions@criterion.com and CC Jon Mulvaney at mulvaney@criterion.com.

Let them know this film is perfect for them!

You can also tweet @Criterion.

Maybe we’ll see a release of this masterpiece yet.

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Conventional Wisdom

Today The Daily Post had a Discover Challenge called Conventional Wisdom, and this is what is said:

This week, write a post that goes against the conventional wisdom — reinterpret something for us.

Tell us about your unconventional views.

Help us to see an old story in a new light.

You could:

Write about a cliché you’ve never agreed with.

Give us your interpretation of a book, film, poem, or song you understand differently than most people.

Take a photo of something most folks find boring or unattractive, and show us its unappreciated beauty.

Create a sketch that reimagines a classic story.

Challenge us!

Push us to think of the world — read a story, see a photo, hear a song — in a way we might never have thought of.

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