Gosenzosama Banbanzai! (1989 IMDb)

Categorization

OVA series. Arthouse experiment by Oshii, with music by Kawai Kenji, and sound direction by Chiba Shigeru!

Subject

A modern family in an apartment complex is visited by a young woman who claims to be a time traveller and the granddaughter of the (current) young son. He falls in love with her and elopes, dooming the family.

Commentary

Some impressive animation, some nicely played conversations (Furukawa Toshio, who played Moroboshi Ataru, is the lecherous son Inumaru), some humorously blatant use of logos for Coke and Kodak, and enjoyable stylings throughout, including the “obligatory” Oshii tachigui scene in episode 6. The endless digressions are hard to follow and not very profound or entertaining.

Japanese production Oshii Mamoru animation series