Review of Nandarou (1992)

Moving picture

Miyazaki Hayao (director).

A green squid performs stunts of self-reproduction, absorption, transformation, rotation and consumption around or with the “40th Nippon Terebi” text, under a sentence that translates as “I am there, inside all of you”. It also attacks a major city at Godzilla scale, behind a banner reading “We love CINEMA”. Its name, Nandarou, implies nobody knows what it is.

An advertisement: An illustration of the new logo of Nippon Terebi (“Japanese TV”, named before commercial diversification), for the channel’s 40th anniversary. Nothing special, but Miyazaki’s handiwork is worthwhile. A susu-watari has a cameo.

References here: “Sky-Coloured Seed” (1992).

moving picture Ghibli animation Japanese production fiction