Reviews of Amazing Nuts (2006) and related work

Amazing Nuts (2006Moving picture)

Collection of 4 music videos created by the progressive Studio 4°C, a little over 13 minutes in total, in different styles. Similar to Sweat Punch (2002).

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“Glass Eye” (2006Moving picture, 12 minutes)

Unclear. A woman, possibly homeless and addicted to some hallucinogen, ponders a spinning white feather, and ruins are repaired as a vibrant modern city.

Unsuccessful CGI.

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Global Astroliner Gou (2006Moving picture)

A police officer built like a gorilla, and his three sidekicks, work amid the demihuman scum of a colourful metropolis.

Designed, to some extent, like a trailer for a cheap 1970s SF action flick, but mixing lots of other stuff in there. Good music, which also matches well.

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Joe and Marilyn (2006Moving picture)

An entertainer sings about two lovers, in front of an audience of assorted weird characters.

Poor character design.

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Kung-Fu Love (2006Moving picture)

Psychedelic short clips from a magical-girl story about someone with a yin-yang hairdo battling bad guys, crying, and smiling with her friends.

Looks like a more stylish cousin of Windy Tales (2004). The original title, Tatoe Kimi ga Sekaijū no Teki ni Natte mo means roughly “If the whole world went against you”.

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