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2001 Nights (Fumihiko Sori's TO) [Blu-ray]
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Join the acclaimed director, Fumihiko Sori (Vexille, Ichi) and the producers of Appleseed and Halo Legends for an epic journey to the stars told across two stunning sci-fi fables. A crew returns home after 15 years in space. While they have only aged by two years, everyone they know is now fifteen years older. One hundred years have passed and mankind presses on ever deeper into the solar system. But far from establishing a new world order in space, man has brought the same old rivalries and conflicts with him. A war erupts as the race to colonize a new Earth intensifies.
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Adapting only two of the dozen or so stories, 'Elliptical Orbit' and 'Symbiotic Planet', Fumihiko Sori nonetheless manages to faithfully capture the flavour of Yukinobu Hoshino's original series in 'To'. The two stories don't perhaps give a sense of some of the more ambitious themes of the stories relating to religion, antimatter and the seeding of planets, but as an introduction, the two stories adapted here have a good balance between ideas and SF action. Originally drawn in a much more realistic style than the typical manga series, it's appropriate also that Sori brings the 3D CG and motion capture techniques used in Appleseed and Vexille to 'To', the detail of the vast spaceships, the creation of planetary landscapes and the fluid movement of animation all working perfectly with the deep space settings.Read more ›
This is a condensed version of the manga, rather than containing all 19 of the original stories it picks out 2, each lasting around 45 minutes. The first story looks at a strained reunion between Dan and Maria, they are old flames who have become distanced by age. Maria has been biologically 'frozen' as she travels, the result is that she is remains quite young whereas Dan has aged. This was an opportunity for an exploration into the effects their differences have had on how they feel about each other, set to a backdrop of a terrorist attack there is even more scope for an involved story - but it never happens. It feels like lazy story-telling, it never really delves below the action of what you see other than some cursory on-screen tension. The second story has more success but is still far from great sci-fi. Set some years beyond the first, spores on a newly discovered planet are found to have unexpected qualities and again, there is a difficult romance which is occasionally quite moving.
As this is set in space you expect space-craft and thankfully that is one area where 2001 Nights excels itself - they look spectacular and as they turn or the viewpoint sweeps across, the 3D animation renders the physics of the movement well and they look almost photorealistic.Read more ›
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I saw this at an all-night anime showing in Londond in April, it bings me no pleasure to say that this is one of the worse animes I have ever seen. Read morePublished on 17 July 2011 by ragingbassist