- Great anime short..with a killer soundtrack. 9/29/2019 12:00:00 AM by Ghostrunner66
This was great. Excellent neo-steampunk visuals of a dytopian future, remniscent of 1981's Heavy Metal. Mizusaki's anime is awesome as Simpson flexes his musical muscle, in this soon to be cult classic. A well spent 41 minutes.
- Idk if I'm rating the album or movie 9/30/2019 12:00:00 AM by gramgordo
I think it was a smart way to change his sound and deliver some much needed political music. This era doesn't really embrace it. The movie def lead me to listening a SS album. Animation was cool, story was familiar. I was entertained and loved the album
- Great concept, poor execution? 10/1/2019 12:00:00 AM by masotoma
I love the idea of Netflix pouring money into an album and an artist to make an Anime-music-album-movie I really do. I really liked the first 15 minutes, with the samurai character, but dance sequence with all the other 'slaves' pulled me completely out of the story, even more so when it became live action.
It should have been ONE good story, no dialogue but some sound would have brought the whole thing alive.
I gave it a 7 only because I believe that this format could become a good medium that brings back music-videos back to their former glory.
Watch it for the first 15 minutes, then you can go on to something else.But, as entertainment it's very niche.
- Cool Concept & good music! Keep em coming Netflix! 10/1/2019 12:00:00 AM by jamisonreisbeck
Japanese Anime + scuzzy rock music by Sturgill. Love the idea behind this and the visuals are great and vary from song to song. Basically a 40 minute music video. Does kinda feel like the animation doesn't coincide with the music but still very entertaining and the art direction is on point. Think the Black Keys scoring a samurai western apocalypse short film.
- Appreciated even though not an anime fan 10/6/2019 12:00:00 AM by ledward2
If you have 42 minutes to spend with no distractions then I recommend the film. Turn on subtitles, put in good headphones and just digest. I'm not an anime fan. And I can't really articulate what the film is about. But when it ended I felt like there was a message and it's one I appreciated. It made me love the album even more. While watching it I considered turning it off several times but stayed with it. And by the end I wanted to go back and watch it all again. Let it play through the final credits as the story continues through the end of the finale. Don't overthink the premise. Just lay back and let it happen, and remember to breathe.