Animation Production – Studio 4C
Graphically and thematically diverse collection of shorts of varying quality.
Genius Party – Atsuko Fukushima (Animator) – Dialogue less opener, visually fun to watch.
Shanghai Dragon – Shoji Kawamori (Famed Mech Designer and Escaflowne Creator) – Enjoyable premise, kid finds a device that creates whatever he can draw, giant robots.
Deathtic 4 – Shinji Kimura (Background Artist and Art Director) – Zombie kid finds a living frog, world full undead, zombie police (above right).
Doorbell – Yoji Fukuyama (Manga Artist and Story) – Disappointingly bland.
Limit Cycle – Hideki Futamura (Animator)- Philosophical monologue, 18 terribly boring minutes, just fast forward through it.
Happy Machine – Masaaki Yuasa (Kaiba, Mind Game, Kemonozume Director) – Same animation style as kaiba, cute but quickly descends into abstractness.
Baby Blue – Shinichiro Wantanabe (Cowboy Bebop Director) – Pulls a Makoto Shinkai, guy is about to move to a different town and spends time with childhood friend, bike chase scene pretty awesome.
Overall a decent collection of shorts but none stand out as a must watch.
Rating – B
Available on DVD (86mins)