|Series:||LA Blue Girl|
|Genre:||Anime, Japanese, Japanese Review, Trailer, Xonair Magazine|
This is the kind of DVD that you should buy right away. Here’s why. It is so different, so experimental, takes suck a stretch, an amazing stretch that people are going to either hate it immensely or love it insanely. There will be no middle ground on this one. So if people hate it too much, then there will be few sequels and you will have a piece of animation history. And if they love it, then you will have the first of its kind.
In the framework of anime, the story of La Blue Girl, and the tales and legends of the warning Ninja clans have become legendary. The effect is much like the way American comics fans loved and idealized Superman and doted on his legend. And there was a hue and cry that echoed loudly back in the 1930s when they announced that they were going to make a filmed version of Superman. Some of that is going on in the anime community right now, with people saying that it should not be done. But it was and the results are quite fine.
The legend, in case you have not been a follower, goes back thousands of years when the two warring Ninja clans – the Miroki clan and the Shikima – wanted to see who would own the world. The Shikima joined with the underground demons to become sex fiends and enslave all the women of the world. It was up to Miko (the Blue Girl) to fight off the evil forces.
It’s a good yarn with lots of possibilities. The challenge here was that there was a ton of resistance in Japan. Understand that in Japan, the love of comic heros and legendary villains is much stronger. That’s why the movie starts with an animated intro, and then breaks into the live action after the credits. They wisely did not try to make the girls have that “Anime” look and the effect is good. The sets suggest a suspension between reality and animation and the sex—what you’re interested in—is totally fine.
The crew responsible is Kaoru Kuramato (director) and Toshio Maeda (story). Eri Tsumura and Kaoru Kuramato did the screenplay.