Genius Party (2007) IMDb

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Another Studio 4°C collection, but at feature length, with seven different writer-directors.

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture

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“Baby Blue” (2007)

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“Deathtic 4” (2007)

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Tack för den, Japan. I’ve talked to the brother of the girlfriend of the Swedish man who was hired ad hoc to make up the script for this one. Does that make me famous?

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture zombie

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“Doorbell” (2007)

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I prefer Kim Ki-duk.

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture

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“Happy Machine” (2007)

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“Limit Cycle” (2007)

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The content of the monologue adds almost nothing, but the voice is nice.

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“Shanghai Dragon” (2007)

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“Genius Party” (2007) IMDb

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The ghost of Norman McLaren smiled on this one. Ironic how, exactly as with Robot Carnival (1987), the title sequence made for the collection is actually the best part.

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture

Sequel:

Genius Party Beyond (2008) IMDb

Categorization

Same deal.

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture

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“Dimension Bomb” (2008)

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A whole other level of incomprehensibility. Great audio and snippets of technically accomplished visuals.

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture

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“Gala” (2008)

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Stylistically dull, the music doesn’t work too well, and the twist punishes repetition.

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“Moondrive” (2008)

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Like a very memorable RPG session gone wrong.

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“Toujin Kit” (2008)

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“Wanwa” (2008)