Genius Party (2007 IMDb)

Categorization

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

Japanese production animation movie

Film 7:

Baby Blue (2007)

Film 3:

Deathtic 4 (2007)

Commentary

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 movie

Film 4:

Doorbell (2007)

Commentary

I prefer Kim Ki-duk.

Japanese production animation movie

Film 6:

Happy Machine (2007)

Film 5:

Limit Cycle (2007)

Commentary

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

Japanese production animation movie

Film 2:

Shanghai Dragon (2007)

Film 1:

Genius Party (2007 IMDb)

Commentary

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 movie

Sequel:

Genius Party Beyond (2008 IMDb)

Categorization

Same deal.

Japanese production animation movie

Film 5:

Dimension Bomb (2008)

Commentary

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

Japanese production animation movie

Film 1:

Gala (2008)

Commentary

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

Japanese production animation movie

Film 2:

Moondrive (2008)

Commentary

Like a very memorable RPG session gone wrong.

Japanese production animation movie

Film 4:

Toujin Kit (2008)

Film 3:

Wanwa (2008)